The other night I was out in the city with a friend and on our way back to Jersey we met up with a couple friends at a local bar. Four girls, two of them single & free and the other two happily taken, had different plans at the end of the night. I was included in the two that went home to sleep and the conversation on my way to dropping off my friend consisted of how good she looks! She did; she looked thinner, her face was glowing, and she looked at peace. Could it be that her relationship was at an all time high? And then she said something I could relate to: “I’ve been working out, I’ve been drinking less often, and I’ve trying to eat better”. THEN she said something I could relate to even more: “I want my face to clear up”. I’d like to begin by sending a huge envy signal to those of you women who can eat and drink your face off (literally) and have no evidence show up. Everyone can tell when I have a slice of pizza or a weekend of liquor calories within 48 hours of it happening with the big zit on my face that reproduces when I continue to make horrible diet decisions.
This was the moment I remembered the last time I was determined to have clear skin. I had found an amazing blog post on FACE MAPPING a couple of years ago and everytime I broke out I’d go back to this article to find out what MIGHT be causing it and it was nearly always on point. So I went home, went on my Pinterest (which I’m obsessed about), and found it! The following morning by coincidence I went to breakfast and another friend mentioned her breaking out in between her brows so, I went to see what it was and she agreed that she had been drinking a lot. While it was accurate for both of us it may not be the same for you so please don’t spend hundreds on detoxes because your chin is out of control before making sure 😉
BEGIN MAPPING YOUR PROBLEM AREAS!
Zone 1 & 3: Bladder & Digestive System — Improve your diet and drink more water.
Zone 2: Liver — Try cutting back on alcohol, heavy food or dairy. This area can also indicate a food allergy.
Zone 4 & 10: Kidneys — Make sure you’re keeping yourself hydrated with water and cut back on liquids that dehydrate you. This means nix the soda, coffee and/or alcohol.
Zone 5 & 9: Respiratory system — Those who smoke or have allergies tend to have acne here.
Zone 6 & 8: Kidneys — Dark circles are usually a result of dehydration. Drink up!
Zone 7: Heart — Check your blood pressure and make sure you’re not using makeup that irritates your skin.
Zone 12: Stomach — Consider a detox or adding more fiber to your diet to help with digestion.
Zone 11 & 13: Hormones — 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).
Zone 14: Illness — Can be a sign of your body fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Take a breather and drink plenty of fluids.
Hope you Glow!