July 7, 2012

Face Mapping: The Truth Behind Acne

I have been holding back this blogpost for weeks, because it's something that is really important to me. I have struggled with really, really bad acne a few years back. And I'm so glad my skin has been improving so well! It's not perfect at all, but still I'm very happy the way my skin looks right now. I do have some enlarged pores, blackheads, hyper pigmentation and the occasional spot. My skin has improved due to my visits at the dermatologist, and also because I started to really pay attention to what I was eating, drinking - everything on the inside.

A while ago, I read a blogpost about face mapping (link below), and it took me back to a few years ago when I was feeling miserable because of my skin. Face mapping interested me a lot - it still does, and it's also related to the Chinese medicinal methods. Face mapping helped me quite a lot, as it made me realize what was wrong inside, and what needed change.

Looking back on how it motivated me and helped me clear up my skin, I thought I'd do a blogpost about it. I want to get this out first. Don't expect to get rid of all your blemishes immediately, this is definitely a way to clear up your skin, but it takes time and effort. But it's totally worth it, believe me!

I will apologize upfront, this is a long blogpost, as I was trying to put the best and detailed information in this post for you guys!:-)

Finally moving on to face mapping. Face mapping is basically separating areas of your face into sections, like a map. It is a type of analysis that explains what and how certain areas of your face are connected to other parts of your body. With face mapping, you can "decode" what's going on within your body. It's super informative as you can tackle that individual part of your body, in my opinion. Below is an overview of the basic areas, and how to combat/heal those areas.



Forehead
·      Get enough sleep with a regular sleep schedule
·      Drink loads, and loads of water
·      Eat healthy food, chew thoroughly
·      20-30 minutes of light exercise every day, preferably outdoors
·      Improve your hygiene (wash hair, change pillowcase more often)

Temples
·      Eat less processed, junk, and fast food
·      Reduce the amount of fat in your diet
·      Eat cooling foods, like bitter melon, cucumbers, and gourds.

Between the brows
·      Exercise, but don’t overdo it
·      Try to get more sleep
·      Nix the soda, coffee, alcohol and cigarettes.

Nose
·      Eat less pungent foods (spices, garlic, chili peppers, herbs)
·      Eat less meat
·      Eat warm temperature foods (not too cold, not too hot)
·      Exercise everyday, preferably outside (a daily stroll)
·      Make sure to get enough vitamin B (either supplements or eat loads of whole grains, potatoes, bananas, lentils, beans, etc.)

Left cheek
·      Try to reduce stress, and keep a positive mood
·      Don’t let your body overheat
·      The liver is the strongest from 1-3 AM, this is when you should be sleeping
·      The liver is the weakest at 1-5 PM, so schedule demanding work for the mornings.

Right cheek
·      Avoid all fast, processed, junk food, and try to nix all food with high levels of sugar
·      Avoid mango, taro root, wine, and seafood
·      Get more fresh air
·      The lungs are the strongest at 7-9 AM, this is the best time for (aerobic) exercise.

Around the lips
·      Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion. Include more fresh fruits and vegetables to help.
·      Eat less sipcy and fried foods
·      Massage abdominal area in a clockwise motion

Chin and jaw
·      Slash the habit of eating before bed, it’s not only bad for your skin, but also for your health!
·      Try to get more rest, sleep early
·      Massage your body for relaxation
·      Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables
·      Try to exercise at least 20 minutes everyday

Something that accounts for all types of breakouts: be sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly. That is vital for a clean and blemish free skin, no matter where you get blemishes the most!

You of course don't have to follow all rules strictly, these are just guidelines. Although lifestyle changes may not make your acne disappear miracle, but healthy habits do provide long-term benefits to your skin and health. I hope this blogpost will help you to get a better idea of the reasons behind your breakout:-)

So what do you think about face mapping, have you heard of it before?

x

link of post about face mapping here
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  1. I'd never heard of this but it's really interesting and seems to fit for me - all my acne is on my chin/jaw and I'm a terrible sleeper! x

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  2. wow this is really interesting! i just found your blog and i was so happy to see this! i had acne for about six years and it was SO bad, now I'm left with enlarged pore type scars and it sucks. wish i knew this before to prevent the scars happening!

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    1. I'm glad you find it interesting! Don't give up dear, I had acne for the past 8 years and after the blemishes started to fade I was left with enlarged pores and hyper pigmentation.

      It's finally gotten better now with a lot of patience, change in diet, lifestyle and skincare. I also went to a skin therapist for some micro-dermabraison and fruit acid treatment. It helped loads with fading of scarring! I hope you will find your treatment soon and remember to stay optimistic! :) x

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  3. Cool post. I just checked out the 'face mapping' link you posted. i used to get a lot of pimples on my forehead. digestive problem sounds possible hahah! also like jaw line area - it said hormones. (i was definitely in my late teens~ yes to hormones hahah!) now my face is pretty much clear and i get a few pimples here and there. i think this is a helpful post :D

    cool chanel items :) i have their perfumes and once save up some money..i'm going to try out their foundations lol. i just love the quality of their products..their perfumes converted me hahah~ let us know how it goes.


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  4. this is a great post! Did you know acne around the mouth can be caused by drugs? And that girls with acne on the lower half of their face can have a hormone imbalance.
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  5. It's so interesting! Thanks for sharing. Very useful! ^_^

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    1. I'm glad you found it useful! : ) x

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  6. i love that you posted this, its so helpful!
    Ive also had problems with my skin a few years back & I've researched this &it really helped!



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    1. thank you so much for saying that! I'm glad it helped you in a way :-) x

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