Dermatological Skin Care: Skin Zones

By: Dr. Loretta Lanphier, ND, CN, HHP, CH

Dermatological skin care products should always be completely natural and as fully organic and natural as possible. They should also be manufactured using only hypoallergenic ingredients. They should not contain any occlusive mineral oil, lanolin, irritating artificial colors or fragrances, parabens, polyethylene glycol, or drying S.D. (specially denatured) alcohol.

The overlying principle for the formation of any dermatological skin care product must be that all areas of the body are interconnected. Therefore, blemishes, pimples, and similar facial skin problems are likely to be linked to wellness issues in other parts of the body (most often the digestive tract).

Body Targeting and Skin Zones

The face can be broken down into several distinct zones. Each zone is closely connected to the functions of other biological systems within the body. If you are experiencing a facial skin disorder in one of these zones, the first step is to analyze its associated or “sister” zone elsewhere in the body, and thus focus on the true source of the problem.

The Forehead: The forehead region is sister to the bladder and digestive system. If you have problems with the skin on your forehead, you may want to consider treating the bladder and digestive system. Suggestions include drinking more water, and consuming a natural, whole foods diet.

The Eyes and Ears: The eyes and ears are tied to the kidneys. Dark circles under the eyes may run in your family, but they may also mean that your kidneys are not working at peak efficiency, and need to eliminate waste more effectively. Increasing the amount of water you drink will help your kidneys work harder and better.

Upper Nose: The area on the bridge of the nose, directly between your eyes, is linked to the liver. Excessive amounts of alcohol, rich foods, or a food allergies may result in breakouts or blemishes in this area. Cut back or eliminate the offenders in your diet. You may have to consult with your health care provider to determine the source of any allergies that might be contributing to the problem.

Cheeks: The cheeks are linked to the respiratory system. Smokers and allergy suffers may have lung deficiencies that cause problems with the skin in this area.

Nose: Skin trouble in this area may point to the development of rosacea, or they might also be linked to high blood pressure. It would be wise to get your blood pressure checked out if you have ongoing skin breakouts on your nose.

Chin: Skin problems in the area of the chin may potentially be the result of a hormonal imbalance. They can also be identified with premenstrual syndrome. Analyze the pattern of skin disorders on your chin and see if there is a connection with your monthly cycles. If you suffer from recurring skin problems in any of these areas, an intestinal cleanse is highly recommended along with natural hormone balancing.