A facial analysis can refer to several different things. In the world of skin care, a face analysis may be performed by a skin care professional in order to determine the appropriate skincare needs for an individual. Is the person’s skin too oily? Is the person’s skin too dry? Does the individual have a combination of dry and oily skin? In order to prescribe proper skin care treatments, these and other skin attributes need to be established so that treatment procedures and routines will improve skin health and not lead to additional skin problems. Facial signs in an analysis can also determine if other skin care problems are present such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, pre-mature skin aging, skin discoloration, skin cancer, and others.
For some, facial signs as determined in a facial analysis indicate the health of the individual. This has some truth as you can often tell that a person is not well simply by the appearance of their face. Individuals such as Dr. Wilhelm H. Schuessler, Dr. Kurt Hickethier, and Mrs. W Sonner take this a bit further. They believe that every disease results in a mineral deficiency in the body and this deficiency can be read by looking at various characteristic facial signs.
Looking at this in more detail, even some medical text books indicate that certain medical conditions or diseases alter the expressions of a person’s face or appearance of the facial area. Some of these medical conditions that are evident in face signs are more obvious such as as Down's syndrome, Lesch-Nyhan, and DeLange syndrome, whereas others are more subtle. In addition, facial signs determined from a facial analysis may also predict what health conditions or health problems a person may develop in the future.
Analysis of the face for health problems is based on the fact that various regions of the face correlate to other areas of the body. For example, the top of the forehead relates to the bladder and the cheeks relate to the lungs. Bags under a person’s eyes may indicate a problem with the large intestine or kidneys since the area under the eyes relates to these organs. Some other facial areas associated with organs are: the tip of the nose and the heart, the spleen and the temples, the area between the eyebrows on the forehead and the liver, and the area around the mouth and the sexual organs. This kind of mapping is similar to what you may have seen with feet and how different areas of the foot relate to body organs.
Finally, face analysis is also related to dieting – the so called facial analysis diet as developed by Elizabeth Gibaud, a nutritionist. The basis of this diet plan is that by examining the facial signs of lines, wrinkles, texture, open pores, red and puffy cheeks, dark circles under eyes, and skin tone, you can determine your appropriate dietary needs, mineral needs, and whatever deficiencies, food intolerances, and food allergies you may have.