Fresh air is good medicine. Go
for a hike, head to a body of water
or go for a stroll in the woods.
6. CHIN AND JAW
Organs Connections: Stomach,
Underlying Issues: Stress, anxiety,
Ruled by kapha, the combo
of earth and water, the chin
and jawline area is the first
place you will see an outbreak if
your hormone levels are in flux.
Reducing stress and getting good
quality sleep is key, especially
during your menstrual cycle.
Pimples may pop in this zone if
you go overboard by consuming
too many sweets, fats or caffeine.
satisfy your sweet tooth by baking
sugar-free treats or other healthy
twists on old favorites.
Practices to Clear Acne on the
Chin or Jaw
Work with a naturopathic
doctor to have your hormone levels
checked and evaluated.
Take omega- 3 fatty acids to help
regulate overall hormonal health
Limit wheat, dairy, caffeine and
sugar. Look for fun recipes where
you can still satisfy your cravings,
but with healthy alternatives.
Practice self-massage. This is
one of the easiest ways to balance
hormone levels. When you step
out of the shower, use oil instead
of lotion to moisturize your body.
Spend a few extra minutes at each
part of your body to massage,
knead and work out kinks for the
A GUIDE, NOT GOSPEL
While face mapping can
encourage you to look deeper, I
find it best as a guide, not gospel.
Always seek a medical professional
for advice or treatment. That
being said, face mapping can be
an excellent way to begin a larger
conversation. While this list is by
no means intended as a diagnosis
or one-size-fits-all, it could serve
as an invitation to look beyond the
breakout into how our lifestyle or
habits profoundly affect our body.
Denmo Ibrahim is
the founder and CEO
of Earthbody in San
Francisco and chief
of Omcali Sacred Skincare. As an
herbalist and Ayurvedic educator, she
integrates holistic wellness in her work
to inspire an inner path of mindfulness,
leadership and personal transformation.
She can be reached at denmo@
Organ Connections: Heart, blood
Underlying Issues: Blood pressure,
The nose and cheeks are ruled
by the pitta dosha, the elemental
combination of fire and water. So
if there is excess of heat, a rash or
blemish of some kind can likely
result in this area.
Practices to Clear Acne on the Nose
Reduce salt, meat and pungent,
spicy foods. It is possible that
you already have a good amount
of internal heat. Too much heat
can have an adverse reaction.
Incorporating more cooling foods
like cucumbers, squash and green
beans can be a great way to bring
balance to your inner fire.
Increase vitamin B to help the
body’s ability to metabolize.