How many people have heard of reflexology? Well, the same principles of reflexology can be used for face mapping in that certain parts of your face are linked to parts of our body.
**disclaimer: All of this is information I’ve found through research on the web and personal experience. I am far from a dermatologist. I did learn a bit about skin through some biology courses and through my schooling at Blanche.
I wasn’t originally going to write this blog as I thought (with many of my posts) that people would already know this and I’d be just one of the hundreds of others writing a post on something that’s over-talked. However, over the last week, I’ve had quite a few people come to me with concerns about their complexion. The common and majority problem being they have been facing breakouts in uncommon areas. So, I figured I’d get it out there and hopefully some of you won’t find this too boring, but rather interesting and informative
As you can see, the face is divided into certain areas which each correspond to certain parts of our body . So, when you experience a breakout in a certain uncommon, or even reoccurring area this can explain a lot about what’s going on inside of us to create this problem in the first place!
Eat healthy! This is the area you are going to break out in if you’ve been eating too much junk/processed foods. This also a common place to break out if you are using a new hair product that doesn’t agree with your skin. Make sure you are washing your face in the morning and before bed and following that with a toner, getting all around your hairline. And as always, make sure to drink plenty of water!
2.Between da Browsss
Been consuming a little too much liquor lately? That would be why you’re breaking out here. This is also a common area if you’re like me and love to pack on the brow products. because thick hair grows here (technically we have hair all over our face), the pores are a little more dialated so it’s easy for them to get clogged. It’s very important to make sure your makeup is completely gone when washing your face. Using a exfoliating scrub a few days a week around this area helps too and will also prevent ingrown eyebrow hairs
If you are breaking out further away from your eyes, this can be similar to the forehead breakouts and the cause could be the same. However, closer to the eyes can be a sign of dehydration. Make sure to drink that H2O!!
How is your blood pressure? I would never have thought to check my blood pressure in hopes that it would tell me anything about my acne but it’s true! A healthy heart, an acne free nose. That’s not all of it though. If your makeup is past its expired date, it may be clogging your pores, which like in the brow area are usually more enlarged. You can use a scrub in this area as well.
The cheeks in general are a very common place to break out as they come in contact with a lot. Your phone, your hands, pillow cases, other peoples faces… ?? It’s just a dirty area, trust me. However, you can see more breakouts here if you’ve been eating unhealthy foods or if you’ve been smoking, or in smoky areas.
The right cheek breakouts are almost identical to the breakouts on the left cheek (Your dirty phone, your dirty hands, smoking…) But especially if you smoke, you will probably see some breakouts here. Your lungs are not happy!
(Plain old dirt)
No, I didn’t actually find what this area is linked to, but it is a common place to breakout if you’re using a new toothpaste that doesn’t agree with your skin, or if you’ve been eating fatty foods and not getting your mouth quite cleaned up. Also, smoking.
Ah yes, the place we women all fear the most at that time of the month. The infamous chin breakouts. This area will go crazy for most women around that time because it’s where our bodies love to purge excess crap and also it is common to experience cystic pimples in this area too. THEY ARE THE WORST! The best advice I can think of if you know you are prone to breaking out here is to pump up the water intake around this time, bring out that facial scrub, eat clean and try to avoid wearing heavy makeup in that area. I know that sounds like a lot but it is crucial if you want to avoid them. Some women still just have the worst breakouts there even after all of that, so in that case it’s a safe bet to visit a dermatologist. In the past, I’ve also heard that going on or off birth control (as it hella messes with your hormones) can lead to a war in this area as well, but as I said, do what you can to keep your largest organ clean and if that doesn’t work, seek professional help!
Thanks for reading and good luck!!