January 28 2019 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
Face mapping is a form of skin analysis that helps us to understand the causes of spots or breakouts. There are different “zones” that cause breakouts and other problems in different areas that often relate to a build-up of toxins in the digestive system and spleen. Face mapping is a way to verify what’s going on inside your body, since every part of your body is linked to different organs.
What Your Skin Says About Your Health
Here are the various zones your face may be breaking out in or experiencing a skincare issue. Learn what these symptoms say about your health, and a few ways you can possibly avoid these skincare issues.
Zones 1 & 3: Digestive system & spleen
Between eyebrows, left side - Could mean: repressing emotions in the spleen - A line on the left side indicates that emotions are likely penned up in the spleen.
Breakouts and other problems in this area often relate to a build-up of toxins in the digestive system and spleen. Symptoms include constipation or poor absorption of nutrients – side effects of overindulging in comfort foods. Focus on improving your diet, cut back on sugar, and work out if there are foods to which you may be intolerant.
Zone 2: Liver
Between eyebrows, right side - Could mean: repressing emotions in your liver - Redness, flakiness, or excess oil between the brows can relate to a stressed liver and possible allergies. If you have problems in this area it’s wise to cut back on alcohol and fatty foods, which are hard for the liver to process, and try drinking water with a squeeze of lemon. Also consider cutting back on dairy. Lines in this area can relate to stress on the liver and stomach and hint at a need to relax and slow down.
Zones 4 & 10: Kidneys
Below eyes - Could mean: impaired kidney function. Puffiness and swollen lower eyelids indicate impaired kidney function - Dark, baggy, puffy skin under the eyes indicates a sluggish kidney or bladder due to stress or lack of sleep, so it’s important to try and replenish kidney adrenals with an early night and plenty of water.
Zones 5 & 9: Stomach, Lungs and Colon
Cheeks - Could mean: slow metabolism, low absorption of nutrients, lung issues - Patchiness or discoloration on the cheeks can indicate poor metabolism and low absorption of nutrients, such as folic acid and iron. Our respiratory system is under constant attack from smoking, passive smoking and other air pollution, and if our bodies struggle to cope this can cause problems like spots, puffiness or broken capillaries on the cheeks. Keep both in balance for good health and get plenty of fresh air.
Lower lip - Could mean: intestines, digestions - Your lower lip can provide key insights into the functioning of your intestines. Browns spots can mean you may be suffering from indigestion and poor enzyme function, as well as a possibility of parasites or worms in the lower intestine. Adding more probiotics to your diet may help.
Tongue - Could mean: toxin buildup, lung issues - Circular white residue in the middle or the back of the tongue indicates a buildup of toxins in the intestines or colon, meaning it might be time for a detox.
Zones 6 & 8: Gall bladder
Forehead - Could mean: gallbladder and liver issues - Pay attention to the fat in your diet sure to eat less processed foods, while incorporating meditation and yoga to keep stress low.
Eyes - Could mean: joint problems, intestinal issues, thyroid problems - The area where the side of the eye meets the corner of the cheekbone relates to gall bladder function. Problems here could relate to the way your body metabolizes fats/oils. Emotionally, problems here relate to our ability to face challenges and deal with conflict. Above the eyes relates to spleen function and insulin resistance. Problems here can be prompted by a carbohydrate overload.
Zone 7: Heart
Nose - Could mean: blood and heart issues - The nose is closely related to your circulatory system, so if you find yourself breakout out there, it might indicate a blood pressure issue.
This area offers insight into the health of your ticker. Redness (including broken capillaries) can be a sign of congestion in internal organs due to a diet that is too acidic and high in animal fats and protein. Switch to good fats like avocado and get your blood pressure checked.
Zone 11, 12, 13 & 14: Hormones
Chin - Could mean: Hormonal imbalance -Your chin is most likely where hormonal imbalances and stress will make themselves known, which means you're more likely to break out there around your menstrual cycle. - The chin and jawline are common spots for breakouts (especially around your monthly cycle), so it’s hardly surprising that these areas are linked to stress and hormone levels.