Skin Mapping: What are your breakouts telling you?Feb 20, 2020
When you have blemishes, your skin is trying to tell you that there is an imbalance in your body; whether that is in your diet, lifestyle, hormones, genetics or environmental factors.
Often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, SKIN MAPPING is the concept that your face mirrors your health. There are various ZONES of your face that correlate to specific organs in your body and reveal information to us about what is going on!
Topical skin products are marketed so well to us and they convince us that their product will make our pimple problems go away, however, this is just a bandaid to our problems.
As health coaches, we believe that you must trace the problem back to the root of the cause and adjust your lifestyle and diet to find balance again.
AFFECTED ORGANS: Liver and gallbladder
POTENTIAL CULPRITS: Excessive fat consumption and or too much alcohol may cause forehead breakouts
WHAT TO DO: Balance your body by reducing alcoholic beverages and rich/greasy foods.
HEALING FOODS: Garlic, greens like kale or spinach, beets
SUPPLEMENT: Herbals teas, Milk thistle or burdock root
THIRD EYE [BETWEEN EYEBROWS]
AFFECTED ORGANS: Stomach and liver
POTENTIAL CULPRITS: Poor digestion and toxic build up
WHAT TO DO: Elimination diet to rule out any food intolerances or allergies [whole food cleanse]. Reduce alcohol, sugar, caffeine.
HEALING FOODS: Sauerkraut, leafy greens, cauliflower
SUPPLEMENT: probiotic/prebiotic or digestive enzymes
TEMPLES + BROW LINE
AFFECTED ORGANS: Kidneys
POTENTIAL CULPRITS: Dehydration and overworked kidneys
WHAT TO DO: Drink more water and eat superfoods.
HEALING FOODS: Kale, spinach, berries, chlorella, algae
SUPPLEMENT: Add sea salt to your water to prolong hydration in your body
UNDER THE EYES
AFFECTED ORGANS: Stomach, liver, kidneys
THE SIGNS: Puffiness of the eyes, dark circles
WHAT TO DO: Drink more water and detoxifying tea, get quality sleep
HEALING FOODS: Greens, beets, grapefruit
SUPPLEMENT: Ashwaghanda, Magnesium and Rhodiola
BRIDGE OF NOSE/UPPER AREA OF CHEEKS
AFFECTED ORGANS: Heart
THE SIGNS: Rashes or Rosacea
WHAT TO DO: Replace unhealthy saturated fats [commonly found in greasy and prepackaged foods] with healthy fats loaded with omega fatty acids [found in the foods below].
HEALING FOODS: Raw nuts, avocado, salmon, flax seeds, chia seeds, blueberries
SUPPLEMENT: Garlic, red yeast rice
MIDDLE REGION OF CHEEKS
AFFECTED ORGANS: Stomach and lungs
THE SIGNS: Rosacea, breakouts, hyperpigmentation
WHAT TO DO: Watch out for common allergens like wheat, corn, eggs and dairy. Eat alkalizing and anti-inflammatory foods. Reduce alcohol, sugar and caffeine.
HEALING FOODS: Green veggies, apples, chili peppers, carrots, oranges
SUPPLEMENT: Calcium, Magnesium, Chlorella, Spirulina
LOWER CHEEKS AND NOSE BRIDGE
AFFECTED ORGANS: Liver and stomach
THE SIGNS: Wrinkles, breakouts
WHAT TO DO: Find food intolerances and reduce toxic buildup. Clean up your diet and adding cleansing vegetable juice [no sugar].
HEALING FOODS: Beets, garlic, avocados, olive oil
SUPPLEMENT: Milk thistle, burdock root, probiotics
AFFECTED ORGANS: Heart
THE SIGNS: Blood pressure, poor circulation, constipation, bloating
WHAT TO DO: Clean up your diet and reduce salt intake
HEALING FOODS: Flaxseeds, olive oil, pistachios, pomegranates
SUPPLEMENT: Magnesium, omega-3, vitamin D
UPPER LIP, AROUND MOUTH
AFFECTED ORGANS: Stomach
THE SIGNS: Constipation, IBS
WHAT TO DO: Consider food insensitivities. Try a gentle whole food detox or elimination diet. Add more green veggies and fiber to your meals.
HEALING FOODS: Fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, pears
SUPPLEMENT: Ginger, peppermint, magnesium, omega-3
AFFECTED ORGANS: Ovaries, colon
POTENTIAL CULPRITS: Hormonal stress, menstrual cycle.
WHAT TO DO: Focus on balancing diet for hormones. Eat low glycemic diet of lean protein, fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy fats. Keep your stress levels LOW and under control. Make sure you set a bedtime and wake time of 8 hours to get your circadian rhythm back on track.
HEALING FOODS: Sweet potatoes, brazil nuts, broccoli, kale
SUPPLEMENT: Cinnamon, adaptogens, holy basil, ashwaghanda, vitamin D3
AFFECTED ORGANS: Lymph node
POTENTIAL CULPRITS: Stress levels
WHAT TO DO: Self-care, yoga, meditate, avoid caffeine, take hot baths
HEALING FOODS: Mushrooms, chickpeas, grapefruit
SUPPLEMENT: Ashwaghanda, panax ginseng, rhodiola, vitamin C
1. Avoid anti-inflammatory foods like caffeine, sugar, dairy, corn, soy, wheat
2. Detox your body naturally with whole foods such as green leafy vegetables
3. Improve your gut health with fiber-rich vegetables and fermented foods
4. Supplement with Omega-3, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Probiotics
5. Manage stress and do self-care activities weekly
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