I was recently out at dinner with some friends and one friend mentioned that she was having trouble with her skin – specifically the skin along her jawline which was breaking out. I remembered hearing that a break out in this area is specifically linked with your hormones and could signify a possible hormone imbalance. I have been having trouble off and on lately with my forehead breaking out so I wanted to find out what body link this could have – surprise, surprise it was digestion.
I found this simple facial mapping chart:
I also found this fantastic chart which talks about the solutions or steps you can take to naturally treat any problem area on your face. Isn’t it amazing how our skin lets us know when there is something not quite right in our bodies and when we need to do some healing work to get ourselves back into an optimal health state with glowing problem free skin.
Here were the solutions that it gave for my problem region – I found it so interesting!
Go to bed early (10pm) and wake up early (6am). Even if you can’t fall asleep, it’s good to relax so your liver can rest and be ready for work the next day (work in progress…)
Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins (doing this!)
Drink less soda and carbonated beverages (already do this)
20-30 minutes of light exercise every day, especially outdoors (I have been adding in an evening walk here and there)
Practice relaxation techniques to worry less (I am thinking about starting a daily meditation practice)
Get enough sleep with a regular sleep schedule (work in progress…)
Eat healthy foods, chewing thoroughly to improve your digestion (Do this)
Reduce refined sugar in your diet (Already mostly do this)
Keep a daily food diary to see if your acne is related to certain food groups (like dairy) (Already am pretty much dairy free, dairy is no good for my skin!)
Practice better hygiene (i.e. washing bangs and hair, cleaning hats) (I think I might wash my Yoga mat more regularly as I often rest my forehead on it during poses)
Check if shampoos, conditioners, and hair products are irritating skin (Already only use natural products that don’t irritate)
I have been trying to follow all of the steps where possible and have noticed that my skin is a lot better. I would also like to add if you are a girl that likes to work out during the day, try and wear no make-up if possible while you do this to let your pores sweat and allow any toxins to clear out of your body. When you wear make-up during your work out your pores can get blocked. That also goes for sunscreen, I use a natural zinc sunscreen which is great but it sits on the surface of your skin and acts as a barrier and I think that when I wear this during a run my pores probably can’t sweat properly. I have also switched my yoga practice time until after my shower and have been really enjoying the change.
What facial region do you have a problem with? Have you checked the chart – what is the first thing you will change?
Simple facial mapping chart:
Facial mapping solution chart: