Was it something I said? Stress? Hormones? Food? Trying to understand the mysteries of what triggers your skin issues can seem like a never ending and impossible task (don’t worry, we’ve all been there!). That’s where the art of face mapping comes in.
Face mapping is an ancient Chinese practice stemming from Ayurveda teachings that treats the face as a mirror for any underlying health issues. Face mapping connects different areas of the face to specific health issues, allowing you to heal your skin by making health and lifestyle changes according to where your troubles are.
Reading Your Skin
Above the Brows
Cause: The forehead and above the brows is reflective of our nervous system, bladder, intestines and digestion.
Between the Brows
Cause: Skin troubles in that small space between your brows are usually connected to issues in the liver and stomach.
Cause: Skin issues around the nose can be caused by the heart and cardiovascular system, including circulation issues, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Cause: The right cheek is a sign that the lungs and respiratory system might be unhappy with sinus issues or allergies. While the left cheek relates to the liver, stomach and inflammation.
Jawline and Chin
Cause: Reproductive organs (endocrine system) and the stomach are the main causes for acne and other skin troubles on the chin and jawline.
Cause: Acne on and around the neck is typically traced back to issues with the thyroid.
*This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.