The largest organ in the body is our skin. Everything that involves the internal organs first gets absorbed through the skin. The skin hydrates, protects, filters, and detoxifies everything that comes in contact with it. Skin will always be a primary indicator of what’s going on internally. Face mapping is a Chinese diagnosis that has been used by estheticians to give clients an accurate representation of what is going on internally with their clients. Below we will discuss the different parts of the face and what goes on internally when breakouts happen.
If you are experiencing breakouts, extreme dryness, or even extreme oiliness in this area, it may mean that you are having poor digestion, poor circulation, or insufficient water intake. If you or your family have a history of heart or bladder problems, then the forehead is the first place on the face where problems in the bladder area arise. Also, ingredients in certain hair or skin products can be irritating or comedogenic to the forehead area, especially if proper rinsing isn’t done.
In between the eyebrows lies the problems of excess oil production and poor hygiene. If you are experiencing congestion, redness, flakiness, puffiness or even furrows, then the cause may be led to a heavy intake of rich foods, late night eating, or even a possible lactose intolerance. We call this area “the wine and dine area”.The liver and stomach may be giving you a sign to slow down in these areas and instead eat rich, fiber-filled foods and switch to dairy alternatives such as almond or soy products.
On the left and right side of the ears lies the internal problems of the kidney. If your kidneys aren’t functioning properly then a breakout will occur in this area. Excessive caffeine or salt intake is one of the root causes of a breakout. Poor water intake and stress also adds to the buildup of infection to the ear area. Solutions include drinking a gallon of water a day, lowering sodium and caffeine, and properly rinsing the ear area when washing your face.
Allergies and sinus problems typically affect the cheek area due to the fact that this area gets affected by the lungs. Makeup ingredients, pollution, and improper hygiene all can have a negative effect on the cheeks. Long term stress and unknown autoimmune conditions can start to appear in this area. If you are experiencing hyperpigmentation, millia, or a breakout in this area, it is best to tell a doctor so proper treatment can begin.
Fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness typically arise when the eye area isn’t properly treated. Similar to the ears and cheeks, allergies and autoimmune conditions can cause the eyes to flare up. Deficiencies in vitamin and mineral intake can also show up around the eye area as well. Solutions include getting adequate sleep, increasing water intake, using an eye cream rich in vitamins, and seeing if you are allergic to any food or heavy metal.
Nose and Upper Lip
Hormonal imbalances and high blood pressure affects the nose and upper lip area. Pigmentation on the top of the lip is one of the ways to find out if you have a hormone imbalance. Oral contraceptives, smoking, and comedogenic ingredients in makeup have a negative effect in this area. To decrease hyperpigmentation, using natural serums like hyaluronic acid, kojic acid, and vitamin c every night can help decrease hyperpigmentation. Also, increasing daily water and vitamin intake can help this area.
Overactivity and imbalance of the organs causes skin breakouts in the chin area. For women especially during their menstruation, breakouts happen mostly here. Digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, (IBS) or leaky gut can cause a breakout on the chin. To restore balance in this area, get adequate rest, and eat leafy greens (for gut problems), and lower sugar and salt intake, this will help to balance your hormones.
Neck and Chest
High stress levels impact the neck and chest area since it’s the closest to the heart and lungs. Constant use of perfume and and insufficient daylight defense can all cause the neck and chest to breakout from hyperpigmentation. Drinking warm tea and getting adequate rest each night can have a positive effect on this area.
Taking care of your skin is one of the most vital ways you can help take care of your organs. If you would like to learn more about face mapping or how you can become an esthetician to help others with their skin, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 407-998-7896 to schedule an appointment.