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“Face mapping” is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that connects a point on your face to an organ so you know what to focus on healing internally to clear your skin for life.

There are 9 key areas that breakouts occur and here is what they mean:

FOREHEAD

  • Digestive problems
  • Liver issues
  • Stress
  • Irregular sleep
  • Poor diet

TIPS: Drink more water to ensure you are flushing toxins from your body, take 15 minutes every day to meditate and become present to reduce stress levels, ensure you are in bed by 10pm and practice healthy sleep habits.

TEMPLES + EYEBROWS

  • Poor circulation
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Diet too high in fat
  • Processed foods
  • Alcohol

TIPS: Keep alcoholic beverages to a minimum, avoid deep fried and oily foods, get active for 15 minutes everyday – even if it’s just a brisk walk!

NOSE

  • Poor diet
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Poor blood circulation

TIPS: Eat more fruit and vegetables, get active for 15 minutes every day, consider taking a Triphala supplement to keep you regular. My favourite is Banyan Botanicals.

EARS

  • Kidneys

TIPS: Book an acupuncture session and ask your Doctor to focus on points that balance the kidneys, drink more water (you should be aiming for 2-3L per day) and avoid alcohol or smoking.

CHEEKS

  • Lungs
  • Liver issues
  • Stress
  • Over eating
  • Stomach
  • Dirty mobile phone/cell phone

TIPS: Keep your mobile/cell phone clean with a baby or alcohol wipe, avoid processed foods, monitor portion sizes and drink lots of water to ensure you are flushing toxins from your body.

MOUTH + LIP AREA

  • Constipation
  • Spicy foods
  • Synthetic toothpastes

TIPS: Avoid spicy foods, use a natural toothpaste and resist the urge to squeeze pimples on your lip line!

CHIN

  • Hormonal problems
  • Gynaecological issues
  • Kidney imbalances

TIPS: Take a Vitex supplement (women only) to assist with reproductive organ health and ensure you are eating healthy and balanced macro meals.