Understanding Face Mapping & Decoding the Symptoms


For this edition of your "Beauty Breakdown Tuesday" we are decoding those infamous outbreaks and going back to some ancient beauty methods to find out what your face is really telling you.  Your skin tells a true story of internal health and answers questions of what is really going on in your body no matter if it is psychological or physical.  Lot of things can trigger acne breakouts but acne or pimples that occur in certain part of face can be an indicator that there may be a more serious illness lurking that you need to change for beautiful skin and great health. Those indicator known as face mapping had long been use by the Ancient Chinese to tell someone's illness by looking at their faces.  So as you get ready for nuptials this summer whether you are a guest or the bride we are going to show you what face mapping is all about so you don't have to worry about those last minute breakout. 

What is face mapping?

It combines modern dermatology with ancient Chinese medicine and the theory that there’s a correlation between your internal organs and different zones of your face. Acupuncturist Angela Zhang says, "Your face is a mirror of your health. Your body has a map and your face is part of the map. Each of these organs is an open window in the face. The eyes are the window of the liver, the nose is the window into the lungs and the ears are the window of the kidney. When illness starts, the energy will not flow smoothly, so features on the face, including shapes and colors, will also change."

The Image Explanations

Zones 1 & 3  Digestive System
Traditionally, this zone is regarded as the "sister" to the bladder and digestive system. If you breakout frequently in this area, it might mean that you need to improve your elimination by drinking more water and eating more "whole" foods.

Zone 2  Bladder
The middle of the forehead, between the eyebrows, is related to the liver. Congestion in this zone can indicate over consumption of alcohol, rich foods, and possibly a food allergy (such as lactose intolerance).

Zones 4 & 10 Genitals & Kidneys
The ears are highly sensitive area related to kidneys. If you notice that your ears are very hot, you might be stressing them out – drink plenty of plain water and cut down on caffeine and alcohol.

Zones 5 & 9 Kidney &  Digestive System
The cheeks often give an accurate glimpse into any respiratory distress. Smokers or people suffering from allergies generally experience fine, broken capillaries or congestion in this area.

Zones 6 & 8 Heart & Respiratory System
The eyes are truly a window to the body's health because they're related to the kidneys. Dark circles, while here datary, are made worse by dehydration and poor elimination.

Zone 7 Stomach
A reddened nose can indicate heightened blood pressure, or the early stages of rosacea. Congestion around the upper lip can occur if you use comedogenic lipsticks or liners.

The chin area is highly related with the digestion problems.

Zones 11 & 13 Colon
If you've had extensive dental surgery done, you might notice a breakout in the jaws near years.

Zone 14 Illness
Don't forget to include your neck in your treatment regimen – its skin is just as fragile as that on your face, so it definitely needs the benefits of motorization and sun protection.

Source: Skincare for Black Women via Pinterest

  The Solutions

  • Go to bed early (10pm) and wake up early (6am). Even if you can't fall asleep. it's good to relax so your liver can rest and be ready for work the next day
  • Drink plenty of water
  • 20-30 minutes of light exercise every day, especially outdoors
  • Practice relaxation techniques to worry less
  • Get enough sleep with a regular sleep schedule
  • Eat healthy foods, chewing thoroughly
  • Better hygiene (washing hair, hats)

Zones 2

  • Exercise, but avoid strenuous exercise
  • Get more sleep
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Avoid smoking
  • Drink plenty of water (min 8 glasses).
  • Cut off caffeine and alcohol intake
  • Beware of dirty hair
  • Maintain a normal daily routine
  • Try to keep a positive mood
  • Don't let your body overheat
  • Eat more cooling foods such as gourds, winter melons, and green beans
  • Don't overeat
  • Try to decompress and relax
  • The liver is the strongest from 1-3 AM. This is when you should be sleeping
  • The liver is weakest at 1-5 PM, so schedule difficult work for the morning
  • If you have to work in the afternoon, rest your eyes for 5 minutes every hour
  • Practice proper hygiene
  • Eat less pungent foods (spices, garlic, etc)
  • Eat less meat
  • Eat warm temperature foods (not too cold or hot)
  • Get more fresh air
  • Exercise everyday (like going for a walk)
  • Massage the area around your nose
  • Make sure you are getting enough Vitamin B

Zone 9 (Right Cheek)

  • Avoid fast food and junk food
  • Avoid mango, taro root, wine, and seafood or other foods you may be sensitive to
  • Eat less sugar
  • Get more fresh air
  • The lung is strongest at 7-9 AM. This is the best time for aerobic exercise
  • Practice proper hygiene
  • Reduce the habit of eating before bed
  • Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Get more rest
  • Get your hormones checked
  • Get 20 minutes of exercise each day
  • Sleep early and wake up early
  • Massage your body for relaxation
  • Practice proper hygiene

It is also important to keep in mind that the above remedies are just suggestions that may or may not apply to everyone. Since everyone's skin is so unique and different, what works for one person won't necessarily work for another. Ultimately, it is up to you to do proper research before using or doing anything to your skin.

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Be sociable and share! Recognize any of these tell tale symptoms or have experimented with face mapping? Let's chat about it @Blackbride or @sheazephir 


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