Ever wonder if those spots that somehow always occur on the exact same position on your face are due to factors other than forgetting to take your foundation off the other night? Surely your skin can’t be that ruthless, can it?!
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Essentially facial reflexology, in a similar way to feet and hands, face mapping proposes that different areas of our profile can lend us vital information about our internal health.
You know what this means, right?! No amount of cleansing, exfoliating, toning or moisturising will get rid of those stubborn chin spots. Great – we might as well give up now, right?
Not exactly. With face mapping, we can work out what’s going wrong in our bodies and causing us to breakout – and (hopefully) fix it…
So, let’s get decoding those pimples. One spot at a time…
Spots On The Cheeks
Caroline Frazer, Simple Skincare Expert and celebrity MUA reveals a potential reason for cheek spots (aka the evillest of all spots):
“Spots on the cheeks might be the result of too much meat, sugar and dairy products”.
Cheeks can be one of the most sensitive (and by that we mean downright excruciatingly painful) areas to find a spot brewing – not to mention the most difficult to conceal.
If your cheeks have broken out, think about cutting down on the food groups that Caroline identifies as potential spot causes. After all *in Gillian McKeiths voice* you are what you eat…
Spots On The Chin
Dealing with periods can be bad enough, so the spotty aftermath can feel like metaphorically rubbing salt in your wounds; it’s super annoying.
But chin up (so to speak), there are very few women who don’t get a pimple (or five!) when it comes to their time of the month.
It’s not good news, ladies. While patience is key (basically there’s nothing you can do about it…), we can’t promise they won’t come back again next month. Grrr…
Spots On The Forehead
Feel like your forehead is set to explode with pimples the day after a big night out? Apparently, alcohol (one too many Jägerbombs), red meat (that post-night doner kebab) and saturated fats (your hangover binge) could be the cause of your pesky pimples.
Spots On The Jawline
If there was such thing as a ‘good spot’, this would be it. Luckily, although they often hurt like hell, these spots of bother aren’t anywhere near as visible as those on the front of the face.
Expert of all things skincare, Caroline, thinks the cause of jawline spots could be related to our diets:
“Spots on the jawline can indicate congestion in the large intestine, often caused by heavily processed foods.”
Opt for things like veggies, nuts and lean meats – they’re healing, healthy- and most importantly, spots hate them.