How Face Mapping For Spots Can Actually Reveal Your Body's Health Secrets

How Face Mapping For Spots Can Actually Reveal Your Body's Health Secrets

Have you tried face mapping for spots on your face?

Have you ever heard of face mapping for spots and wondered what that meant? Believe it or not, experts say that just like reflexology for feet and hands, spots on various parts of your face can actually tell you what’s going on in your body.

Yes! Your zits are talking to you.

It is not a mere coincidence that a pimple breaks out on your forehead two days before your periods. Or you experience the horror of a pimple pushing up (and out) on your cheek the day after you binge on chocolate. There is ancient science behind all this. The good news is, you can identify the exact cause of your blemishes through the art of face mapping. 

As Nichola Joss, celebrity facialist told Harper’s Bazaar, “There are studies that have proven the body is completely connected on all levels and this is seen in the face.”


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So let’s take a look at why you may be breaking out in the four most common areas of the face.  

1. Face mapping for spots on the forehead


Having a fringe definitely helps hide those pesky forehead zits. But, at the same time, your fringe might actually be causing those pimples!

Many people tend to overlook the amount of gunk that builds up in their fringe. Styling products, sweat and bacteria caught in your hair can also contribute to new pimples and make breakouts worse.

But that’s not all. What you eat plays a huge role too!

When face mapping for spots, Caroline Frazer, Simple Skincare Expert and celebrity makeup artist say that pimples popping out in the forehead region can indicate an over-consumption of red meat, saturated fats and alcohol.

So if you have pimples on your forehead, you might want to cut down on unhealthy food and boozing. Replace all the junk with fresh veggies, herbal teas and lots of water. Exercising also helps detox and sweat out toxins from the body.

Trust me, your skin will thank you for it.

2. Face mapping for spots on the cheeks


What skin care experts deduce as the culprit when face mapping for spots in this area, is too much meat, sugar and dairy products.

So the next time you’re having a bad day, hit the gym instead of reaching for a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. 

We also recommend cutting out the foods mentioned above one by one, and see if that helps your skin improve. Psst… we personally think the culprit is sugar!

Also, remember to go easy on the foundation and concealer, which will only clog up pores and cause more inflammation. Or, horror… cystic zits!

3. Face mapping for spots on the jawline


Count your lucky stars, because these zits are the least visible of the lot. Zits along the jawline might indicate a blockage in the large intestine and are believed to be due to the over-consumption of heavily processed foods.

If you are face mapping for spots and wondering what to do next, we recommend keeping a food diary. Or just the simple act of paying attention to what you’re eating can really help ease those spots. 

Maybe you all you need to do is cut back on cup noodles and instant ramen!

4. Face mapping for spots on your chin


Pimples occurring on the chin are usually caused by hormones. You’ve probably noticed them pop up just before your period, right? No point face mapping for spots if it’s going to be a monthly thing.

Hormones can be marginally managed by oral contraceptives.

5 Affordable products that can help reduce spots

Surely you want to put an end to this and stop face mapping for spots every other day.

One golden rule to remember when trying to keep your face zit free, is to refrain from picking and popping spots when your fingers are not clean. 

Next, stick to a strict skincare routine so that you prevent the buildup of gunk on your face and your pores that cause ugly breakouts. 

Here are a few products we can recommend to treat, conceal and reduce the chances of zits from recurring.

1. Differin Gel

face mapping for spots

Source: Differin

After Differin gel was recently approved be available over the counter, it is fast becoming the go-to product to combat pimples.

Differin is effective because it is a retinoid and has anti-inflammatory properties that clear clogged pores. However, this product is not safe for women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. 

2. Biore self-heating mask

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Source: Biore

This product contains kaolin, zeolite, charcoal powder and is great for drawing out impurities for oily skin types with large pores. 

3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Dual Action Acne Treatment

How Face Mapping For Spots Can Actually Reveal Your Body's Health Secrets

Source: La Roche-Posay

Non-drying, oil-free, and easily absorbed, what’s special about this product is that it contains 5.5 percent micronized Benzoyl peroxide which helps with acne.

Shari Sperling, a board-certified dermatologist of Sperling Dermatology in Florham Park, New Jersey, suggests starting with products with low or mid percentage amount of Benzol peroxide first. One can always increase application and strength if their skin can tolerate it.

4. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

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Source: Neutrogena

This product is a drugstore staple in every woman’s skincare regime. Known to be great for severe breakouts, as well as blackheads, it is formulated with a high dosage of salicylic acid. But be careful if you have very sensitive skin! 

5. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum

face mapping for spots

Last but not the least, invest in a good regenerating serum. Serums are usually concentrated and jam-packed with goodness to nourish your tired and dull skin. We recommend women who have very little time to themselves, consider using serums as a way to give their skin a boost every day. They might cost more but the results are usually well worth it.

Have you tried face mapping for spots on your face? Were the results “spot on”? Let us know in the Comments section below!

Disclaimer: We recommend that you consult with your dermatologist to understand which of these products works best for your skin.
(Feature and lead image courtesy: Pixabay)

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Rosanna Chio