TCM: The face as a mirror of health

Have you ever heard of face mapping (also called skin mapping)? 

It is a concept from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and states that our face is the mirror of our health. Exciting, right?! 

Parts of the face are assigned to different organs. It is a very good way to find possible causes of impure, dry skin and inflammation on the face or similar.

In this post, we share with you some of the facial zones and their associated organs and systems.

It is important to note that facial diagnosis is not a replacement for a medical examination by a doctor. However, it can serve as a complementary method to improve well-being and help you identify possible causes. 

The forehead 

The forehead is associated with the liver and gallbladder. Blemishes on the forehead indicate increased fat and/or alcohol consumption. You can improve this area by drinking enough (at least 2 liters per day) plain water and/or drinking herbal teas. In addition, blemishes on the forehead can also be attributed to stress. So incorporate more relaxation into your everyday life: through walks in nature or yoga.

Between the eyebrows

The area between the eyebrows belongs to the stomach and liver. Toxins in the body and/or poor digestion can be the reason here. 

Here, support your body in detoxifying pollutants and reflect on your diet. Maybe you don't tolerate some foods well or are even allergic to something? Try to avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugar as much as possible. 

The temples

The kidneys can be found on the outside of the eyebrows and temples. If you have impurities there, it could be that your kidneys are simply overwhelmed or dehydrated. You can support this by drinking enough water. Foods like spinach and berries also have a very strengthening effect on the kidneys. 

Under the eyes 

Do you have dark circles under the eyes or increased semolina grains? This indicates challenges with the stomach, kidneys or liver. 

Here, too, it is advisable to examine your own diet and, if necessary, avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar for a while. Also make sure you get good quality sleep to regenerate your body. 

The upper cheekbones

The upper cheekbones are connected to your heart. Healthy fats play an important role here and are found, for example, in nuts, avocados and various seeds.

The middle cheekbones

The middle cheekbones are connected to the stomach and lungs. Here you can ask yourself how much wheat and dairy products you consume and whether you have an allergy or intolerance. For example, you can avoid certain foods for a while and see if anything changes. 

The lower cheekbones

The lower cheekbones are connected to the liver and/or stomach. If your problem area lies here, it may be that the body has a lot of toxins to process. Make sure you eat a wholesome diet and support your liver, for example with liver wraps.

The mouth area

Your digestive tract can be seen in the mouth area and here too the causes often lie in diet. 

Make sure you have a balanced diet and include lots of fiber and plenty of fruit and vegetables in your everyday life. 

The jaw

The jaw is connected to your hormones and indicates a hormonal imbalance in the case of blemishes, pimples, etc. Incorporate plenty of fresh vegetables and healthy fats into your diet. It also makes sense to really take a closer look at your cosmetics. 

Unfortunately, hormonally active substances are part of many conventional cosmetics. As the name suggests, these are chemicals that act like hormones.

These substances are often used as preservatives, plasticizers or as UV filters in sun creams. They are most commonly found in shaving products, toothpaste, sunscreen and lip care.

These synthetic substances are similar to the body's own hormones in their structure and behavior. If they are absorbed through food or the skin, they strengthen or inhibit the body's own hormonal effects.
The following health disorders are associated with hormonally active ingredients:

  • Breast, prostate and thyroid cancer
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Infertility and premature puberty
  • Cardiovascular diseases

If endocrine-active substances enter the environment, they behave like hormones and disrupt food cycles and ecosystems.

Our puremetics products basically contain none of these hormonally questionable substances.

Our goal is to bring plastic to zero in your beauty and hygiene routine through sustainable packaging and ingredients!

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