Friday, September 14, 2012

What is Your Acne Telling You?

I really Don't know how accurate this Acne graph is, However I do agree with the great information given for acne control (I have added comments and suggestion).... This was a  great find on and I thought it was worth sharing and researching!

1 and 2: Digestive System — Eat less processed or junk food (Suggestion from Kalandra: Stop all processed and junk foods foods, you just never know in what chemicals, additives  and preservatives your flare up lies), reduce the amount of fat in your diet, step up water intake and opt for cooling things like cucumbers.
3: Liver — Cut out the alcohol, greasy food and dairy. This is the zone where food allergies also show up first, so take a look at your ingredients. Besides all this, do 30 minutes of light exercise every day and get adequate sleep so your liver can rest.
4 and 5: Kidneys — Anything around the eyes (including dark circles) point to dehydration (Comment from Kalandra: Dark circles also point to sinuses, allergies, and lack of rest). Drink up!
6: Heart — Check your blood pressure and Vitamin B levels. Decrease the intake of spicy or pungent food, cut down on meat and get more fresh air. Besides this, look into ways to lower cholesterol, like replacing “bad fats” with “good fats” such as Omegas 3 and 6 found in nuts, avocados, fish and flax seed. Also, since this area is chock-full of dilated pores..., check that your makeup is not past its expiry date or is skin-clogging. Suggestion from Kalandra, Stop wearing make-up altogether it only clog pores and allow in more toxins, resulting in more flare ups... Natural is Beautiful as you were created.
7 and 8: Kidneys — Again, drink up! And cut down on aerated drinks, coffee and alcohol as these will cause further dehydration.
Zone 9 and 10: Respiratory system — Do you smoke? Have allergies? This is your problem area for both. If neither of these is the issue, don’t let your body overheat, eat more cooling foods, cut down on sugar and get more fresh air. Also keep the body more alkaline by avoiding foods that make the body acidic (meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, sugar) and adding more alkalizing foods like green veggies and wheat grass juice. Another thing that most of forget – dirty cell phones and pillow cases are two of the top acne culprits and this area is what they affect the most!(Comment from Kalandra, Also dirty hair, oily hair, and sometimes hair in the face can be an irritant.)
Zone 11 and 12: Hormones — This is the signature zone for stress and hormonal changes. And while both are sometimes unavoidable, you can decrease their effect by getting adequate sleep, drinking enough water, eating leafy veggies and keeping skin scrupulously clean. Another interesting point: breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).
Zone 13: Stomach — Step up the fiber intake, reduce the toxin overload and drink herbal teas to help with digestion.
14: Illness — Zits here can be a sign that your body is fighting bacteria to avoid illness. Give it a break, take a yoga class, take a nap, take time to breathe deeply, drink plenty of water and know that everything always works out. (Comment from Kalandra, Fasting is a great way to combat stresses, illness, and nutritional over indulgences.) 

*Get a food allergy test, Many natural foods can be the foundation for your breakouts as well.*
So the next time you break out or notice dark under-eye circles, look to your face map: your skin is probably trying to communicate on behalf of the internal organs. However, do remember that, as with all medical issues, it is always best to see your doctor or dermatologist for a proper prognosis. This is just a general guide to head you off in the right investigative direction – just because you break out between the brows doesn't always mean you have a bad liver!

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