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to rid yourself of that gnarly
imperfection on your forehead for
now, but without being curious
about what lays below it, you may
just be going round and round on
the acne caboose. This is where
face mapping comes in as a way to
possibly stop the cycle.
Face mapping is a holistic
tool that has been practiced
for centuries. According to the
teachings of Traditional Chinese
Medicine and Ayurveda, a breakout
can offer insights to the root cause
of that pesky pimple. See the Acne
Face Map to link breakouts in
certain facial regions to specific
organs and underlying issues.
Organ Connections: Bladder, gall
bladder, small intestines
Underlying Issue: Stress, digestion
In Ayurveda, the forehead is
governed by the dosha vata, the
elemental combination of air
and space. This directly connects
humans to the nervous and digestive
systems, hence our relationship to
stress and how we metabolize food.
Poor food choices like processed
foods can be challenging for the
body to break down properly.
Likewise, engaging in late night
conversations, working long days,
and little or poor quality sleep can
be stressful to the body. These kinds
of behaviors cue the nervous system
to be on high alert, which can cause
Practices to Clear Forehead Acne
Adjust bedtimes to get adequate
rest. Resting the liver can be a
miracle aid for rejuvenating the
entire nervous system. Go to bed by
10 p.m. and rise by 6 a.m. for a week.
Drink plenty of water. Get the
majority of your fluids in before
you eat or on an empty stomach.
Never guzzle water just after a meal.
Drinking liquids with meals dilutes
your digestive enzymes, creating
work for your body to break food
down properly. Also, do not drink
a bunch of water just before bed or
you will disrupt your sleep.
Nix or reduce soda; you do not
Get outside for a 30-minute walk.
In addition to getting the blood
flowing and getting the heart rate up,
it can help calm the mind.
Get rid of fake sugar and refined
sugars. Limit all other healthy
sweeteners (coconut nectar, brown
rice syrup and honey).
2. BETWEEN EYEBROWS
Organ Connection: Liver, spleen
Underlying: Anxiety, anger, repressed
Acne between the eyebrows may
be a sign that the liver is working too
hard. Because the liver acts as a filter
for the body, taxing the liver can be
linked to the challenges of removing
toxins from certain foods you are
eating. This may be due to consuming
too much meat, dairy or hint at a
possible food sensitivity or allergy.
Practices to Clear Acne Between
Avoid late night foods. Sleeping
while your digestive system is trying