If only breakouts skedaddled the moment you hit the age of 20. Imagine – all those hours spent trying to master the art of camouflage could have been spent doing something you really loved.
Before you get too deep pondering let’s get stuck into “face mapping”. It is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practice and could hold the key for better skin. It may provide some inner clues as to what the root cause of your skin frustrations really are.
Your body might be struggling to digest certain foods, you are not sleeping well, or could be completely stressed out.
Increasing good bacteria in your stomach or eating more alkaline foods are simple measures which could have big results. Getting your zen on with some meditation is a great way to switch off the old brain for a deep and peaceful slumber.
But it could also be your shampoo or conditioner clogging the pores on your forehead.
What happened yesterday that made you reach for some deep fried comfort? Pimples in this area can be a sign of too much greasy food or too many big nights slurping back appletinis. Your liver needs some rest and TLC. Warm water with lemon or dandelion tea are great liver tonics and help flush out the toxins.
This is the problem zone for smokers, allergy suffers and city dwellers. Polluted air is the culprit so who needs a better excuse for a trip to the vineyards for some fresh air?
You may also want to look at how clean your mobile phone is, as it could have been the source of the bacteria infecting your pores.
Pimples in on your cheeks are also a sign of too much sugar. Time for an alkalising green smoothie!
Pimples in the middle of the chin are linked to the small intestine so certain foods could again be the trigger.
Pimples around the jawline are usually linked to hormonal imbalances and stress.
The best thing you can do when it comes to breakouts is be prepared. If you know what causes your pimples then you’re in the power seat and hopefully there’s something you can do to get rid of them!
Phoebe’s survival kit (for hormonal breakouts) consists of a yoga mat for stress relief, Cloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm for gentle cleaning, Tickled Pink Perfecting Tonic for inflammation, Black Seed Oil for sending pesky bacteria on its way, and the Pig In Mud Mineral Mask for a fast recovery.
Please don’t take this blog post as gospel as face mapping is really just a good guide to your breakouts. Nothing beats seeing a health professional – the good ones are worth their weight in gold. If you are motivated to do some super sleuthing than we highly recommend finding one – an excellent naturopath is a great place to start.
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