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How to Use Face Mapping to Improve Your Skin’s Health?

Your skin is your biggest and most visible organ. But it differs from many organs in one simple way: When it’s experiencing a problem, it's very noticeable.

This has led to a wide range of techniques designed to help keep your complexion as clear and healthy as can be. Face mapping is one of them. It stems from an ancient Chinese belief that a person’s skin is a reflection of their inner health.

Chinese face mapping,also known as Mien Shiang (面相), which directly translates to “face reading,” Chinese face mapping is a 3,000-year-old practice. It views the face as a map with each section connecting to different organs. When there’s a bodily imbalance, it’s said that the skin will show this via pimples, redness, or dryness. The location of these blemishes on the face supposedly represent the organ that’s affected.


The forehead is linked to the digestive system. Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome can show up here via breakouts or lines. So can a poor diet, a lack of sleep, and increased stress levels.


The temples represent the kidneys and bladder. Infections or inflammation in these areas can present themselves via acne. Medications that aren’t agreeing with your body can also have an effect here.


The space between the eyebrows corresponds with the liver. The liver plays a detoxification role, so toxins from negative emotions or a bad diet can be detrimental to this facial area.


Under the eyes is linked to bodily fluids. Stress or a lack of water can lead to puffiness, eye bags, or dark circles.


The nose is split into two parts. The left side signifies the left side of the heart and the right relates to the right side.

Any heart-related blockages reportedly show up in the form of redness or blackheads, and oiliness or breakouts could be a sign of blood pressure or cholesterol problems.


The cheeks relate to the stomach, spleen, and respiratory system. Red cheeks may be a sign of stomach inflammation. Breakouts may be linked to allergies or sinus issues.


The mouth symbolizes the stomach and colon. Ulcers in this area may be a sign of stomach ulcers or a raw or cold diet that forces the stomach to go into overdrive to heat up the food.


The jawline and chin correspond with the hormonal and reproductive system. Pimples here may relate to the menstrual cycle or feelings of stress.

What happens after

If any of the above problems are spotted, an aesthetician is likely to offer personalized advice ranging from dietary changes to lifestyle adjustments.

At Shining Massage & Facial Clinic, we're committed to delivering the highest-quality, results-oriented services in a comfortable and peaceful environment. All our facials start with a combination of Chinese diagnoses with dermatology knowledge face mapping and are designed to not only identify the cause of any issue, but also advise you on the most effective treatment for your skin type and lifestyle as well as n help you find a skincare routine that works.

Call 941-877-6688 for visit to schedule your appointment today!

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