I heart this, from Lori Painter over at Life By Lori. People email us all the time asking about very specific break outs and what’s causing them. Usually I’m not a fan of stuff that’s too hippie to explain what’s happening in someone’s system, because it distracts people from what’s really happening (like you eat terribly or you’re so stressed out you barely function). BUT. This face map is awesome, and I think it’s right on. Check it out, it’s crazily informative and enlightening. It might even help you finally get to the root of your break outs! Thanks Lori! You rock.
zones 1 & 3
• 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.
• 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). Consider
cleansing your liver.
zones 4 & 10
• 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
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
zones 11 & 13
• If you’ve had extensive dental surgery done, you might notice a breakout in
the jaws near years.
• Breakouts or unusual hair growth can indicate hormonal imbalance,
possibly caused by extreme stress. Premenstrual breakouts are also very
common on the chin.
• 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