Face Mapping: What Your Breakouts Can Reveal About Your Health

If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your face just might be the window to understanding your breakouts, or anything else that's plaguing your body. We're referring to the concept of face mapping, which, for the unschooled, is an ancient practice rooted in Ayurveda teaching and Chinese medicine that treats your face as a road map to pinpoint underlying issues in other parts of your body. Say, for example, that pesky breakout in the middle of your forehead. Acne face mapping connects that specific area of your face to an organ or body part, which allows you to make the necessary changes to your diet or lifestyle to make it go away. Intrigued? We were too, which is why we consulted Dan Hsu, LAc, an NYC doctor who specializes in Eastern medicine. Keep scrolling to find out where face mapping came from, how it works, and how to diagnose breakouts on different areas of your face!