Updated: April 20, 2021
Have you ever heard of face mapping? If not, it can be the key to locking the mysteries behind your problematic redhead skin. 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. If you ask us, it’s pretty amazing stuff.
Why do you break out in some areas and not others?
Each area reflects a different part of your internal health, so what exactly do pimples on certain areas mean? With this “map” as your guide, you can address the underlying causes of blemishes and correctly determine how to prevent them from recurring.
Area 1 + 3: Bladder and Digestive System
Breaking out on your forehead may be a direct reflection of what’s going on in your small intestine. High amounts of fat within your diet can lead you to break out across your forehead. Cleanse your diet with antioxidant-rich green tea and up your water intake to clear this area.
Area 2: Liver
If you break out near/the middle of your eyebrows, it is because you’re stressing your liver. The liver breaks down fats, so you may be in taking the wrong food. Alcohol and dairy are said to be the main causes of acne in this area. This is also an area that indicates food allergies– consult your doctor for more information.
Area 4, 6, 8 + 10: Kidneys
Spots close to your ear and even dark circles around the eyes can be caused by dehydration. Make sure you keep well hydrated throughout the day by drinking, at least, eight glasses of water. Also, avoid salt and coffee.
Area 5 + 9: Respiratory system
Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here. But, if you are breaking out a quarter-inch from the sides of your nose, this may reflect what’s going on in your stomach. If you’re constantly eating the wrong foods, not chewing thoroughly eating too quickly, or eating late at night, your skin may be breaking out as if to say, “Stop feeding my stomach this way!”
Area 7: Heart
Check your blood pressure and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your sensitive redhead skin.
Area 12: Stomach
Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.
Area 11 & 13: Hormones
Stress and hormonal changes can sometimes be alleviated with more water and a few extra servings of dark, leafy greens. Additionally, breakouts in this area also indicate when you are ovulating.
Use these tips and easily change the way your body reacts to certain circumstances!