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Hello lovely ladies! I’m here with a little information on acne, why it’s caused and what you can do to recognise it. Just a little brief background on my skin – I HAD very noticeable, bruised skin and blemishes and I just didn’t know why. I ate well, drank plenty of water and always got good sleep. I couldn’t figure out what was triggering my spots and blemishes till I learnt about face mapping.
What is face mapping?
Face mapping is a technique which allows you to get to the core of your acne causing problems. Each area of your face is a zone and this zone will have spots appear when certain factors are triggered. If you have spots in one particular area, then it is likely it is something you are doing.
To put it simply, think of your face as a map and imagine each spot is marked with an X. You can use this map to address the underlying issues of why your acne is appearing and what to do to stop it.
Although, I am not saying this will solve all your spot/acne/blemish problems if they are hereditary – this is just a way to maintain clear skin, one step at a time. Now let’s get started!
If you have a lot of spots, pimples or blemishes on your forehead, then this is being caused by your digestive system. You are not eating very well and need to make amendments to your diet. Quit with the takeaways and junk food, reduce your salt and sugar intake and anything unhealthy. Opt for fruits, veg and increase your water consumption. Foods which are ‘cool’ are also useful for this cause. Go for things such as cucumbers, celery and other greens.
If around the eye area is where you’re having your acne problems (including temples) then this is being caused by being dehydrated. You need to up your water intake and drink more fluids. Avoid excessively sweet/salty drinks because these cause you to lose water. Drink water, fresh fruit juices and things like coconut water to nourish your body and flush out toxins.
This is common, especially for me. If you are getting spots between your eyebrows then this is caused by the liver. Alcohol consumption, greasy food and dairy are the main culprits (damn you mojitos, Mc Donald’s and cheese). All of these foods and liquids cause spots in this zone so cut them out and take care of your liver. As well as this include 20-30 minutes of light exercise in your routine and a good amount of beauty sleep to allow your liver to revive itself, rest and relax.
Spots on the nose are caused by the heart. Keep tabs on things such as your blood pressure and your levels on Vitamin B. Do not consume high amounts of spicy foods, meats and ensure you’re getting a lot of fresh air. Also, replace bad fats which the good ones. Stop with the meat and replace it with foods rich in Omega 3 and 6 like nuts, avocados (YUM), and fish like salmon and flax seed. Your nose is also filled with pores so ensure you’re using make up which is not skin clogging nor past its expiry date.
Spots on cheeks relate to the respiratory system. If you are a smoker or have allergies then this is most likely to affect you. If you suffer from neither of the above, then the temperature of your body is high (even if you don’t feel it). Eat cooling foods such as cucumbers and fresh exotic fruits like watermelon and mango. Avoid acidic foods and liquids like meat, dairy and coffee (L) and opt for veggies and fruit juices. AND, ensure your pillow cases, phones and hands are always clean! That is what touches your face the most and each build up bacteria every day.
AROUND THE MOUTH AND CHIN:
These were the areas which affected me the most. This is caused by hormones, stress and changes in the body. As girls, we will always be going through this. It’s just normal but there are ways in which we can reduce it causing us spots. Drink a lot of water, keep a bottle with you always and refill it! Opt for greens instead of fast food and fruit instead of chocolates! Ughhhhhhhh I know.
Always get enough sleep – I think 8 hours should be MINIMUM. You need that rest! Drink herbal teas to detoxify your insides and help with digestion and step up fibre intake (nuts, fruit etc.)
Sorry this was a long one but I hope I helped at least one person out there! Face mapping is an AMAZING thing and really has helped me. I hope it helps you and benefits you and your skin!
Remember girls - drink your water, eat your veggies and get that sleep! You will be rewarded with absolute flawlessness!