According to ancient traditional medicine, our face reflects our health and lifestyle. Learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of some kind of ailment on your face is very important for prevention of any disease or condition.
Continue reading below to see 10 things your face is saying about your health.
1. Wrinkles and laughter lines around the mouth
If you notice wrinkles and fine lines around your mouth, it may be a sign of vitamin B deficiency. Cracked lips are caused by vitamin C deficiency – if you notice any of these symptoms, eat a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables.
Acne are usually caused by a diet rich in sugar and fats or hormonal changes. Whatever the cause, you can keep your face clean by following a healthy diet.
3. Dark circles under the eyes
Dark circles under the eyes may be caused by an unhealthy diet or lifestyle as well as insomnia or some kind of other sleeping disorder. Smoking and alcohol abuse can make the circles even darker, so make sure to avoid these bad habits and get proper sleep overnight.
4. Pale skin
If your skin has suddenly turned pale, you’re probably lacking iron. In order to restore your compelxion, eat legumes and meat more often, as well as citrus fruits rich in vitamin C, which improve the iron absorption in the body.
5. Yellow skin
Yellow skin is a sign of anemia or liver problems, and should be checked by a doctor sooner rather than later.
6. Redness on the skin
Irritation and inflammation are the main reasons for skin redness. Other causes may be excessive caffeine consumption as it dries the skin or vitamin D deficiency. If you notice redness on your skin, lower your coffee intake and enjoy the sun more.
7. Dry skin
If your skin has turned dry and not even the best hydrating creams work, it is probably because of your poor diet. A poor and unhealthy diet leads to various vitamin and mineral deficiencies, so make sure to eat a healthy and balanced diet and stay away from processed food and too much sugar.
Excessive sun exposure is the biggest reason besides aging for the appearance of wrinkles on your face. The UV-rays from the sun affect the thin and delicate skin around the eyes, so make sure to apply some sunscreen whenever you go outside.
9. Swelling in the face
If your face has suddenly swollen, you’re consuming far too much alcohol or you’re under a lot of stress. These factors impact the production of collagen negatively and make the skin flaccid and swollen.
In order to restore its elasticity, stop drinking alcohol, stay physically active and eat a healthy diet.
10. Thin and gaunt face
A thin or gaunt face means that you’re pushing yourself in exercise or dieting. This prevents the facial skin from getting the oxygen it needs and makes your face look bad.
Stick to a healthy diet and exercise regularly in order to prevent bigger problems.
As you can see, the face can really say a lot about our health. If you notice any of these symptoms, visit your doctor as soon as possible.