You are the mirror of Health

Our skin is the largest organ of the body – it also happens to be the one we can see (unlike our other, smaller organs), so it stands to reason that by observing the skin, can tell us a lot about the condition of our body, health, and vitality.

We already know, and accept, that the skin tells us when we are dehydrated; when our hormones are unbalanced; when we have nutritional deficiencies; toxic or allergic reactions, and so on. 

Analyzing and observing the skin and specific areas of the face, is an ancient form of diagnosis used by Eastern cultures.  Now the practice ‘face mapping’ (analyzing the zones of the face to diagnose health issues) is widely accepted in Western cultures.

Face mapping is a type of skin analysis that explains why and how certain areas of your face are connected to other parts of your body.

Bladder - Digestive System — If you breakout frequently in this area, it might mean that you need to improve your elimination by drinking more water and eating more "whole" foods.

Liver — This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Limit the amount of alcohol, dairy and heavy foods consumption.
Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.

Kidneys — Dark circles are usually a result of dehydration. Make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and  steer clear of beverages that dehydrate you, such as soda, coffee and alcohol.

 Heart — Check your blood pressure and Vitamin B levels and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your skin.
Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. 

Lungs -Respiratory system — Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here. Given that blemishes usually appear in these areas mainly on smokers, it is recommended that they refrain from smoking.  Cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheatgrass juice.
Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!

Stomach — Add more fiber to your diet to  help with digestion and consider undergoing a detox treatment.

Gynecological Problems - Hormones — The presence of acne in these areas is associated with stress and hormonal changes. Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens but if breakouts in this area persistent, make an appointment with your doctor to look into a possible hormonal imbalance.

Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating (and which side).

Neck - Illness —  The presence of skin problems in this area is associated with the body’s struggle to kill bacteria, in order to prevent an illness. Take a breather and drink plenty of fluids.