LIFESTYLE & COMMUNITY
8 Health Signals That Are Written All Over The Face
The human body is an extremely complex and intelligent system; for example, if we are developing a disease, it immediately sends signals to let us know about it. The face is one of the body parts on which the symptoms of many diseases are quickly manifested. Sometimes, a thorough look at your reflection in the mirror can help you evaluate your state of health and even prevent an illness.
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Today, we will tell you about 8 common signs on your face that might indicate possible problems with your health.
1. Flaky skin
In most cases, flaky skin indicates a deficiency of vitamin A and B2. A healthy diet will help you get rid of the problem. However, if the peeling is accompanied by severe itching, you’d better consult a doctor as it can also indicate the presence of fungus.
2. Red nose
There are lots of blood vessels on the nose, and when they expand, it causes discoloration. The reason for redness can be an allergy, cold, sharp changes in temperature, and/or stress. However, if your nose is red for quite a long time, consulting a certified specialist will be the right way to treat the problem. It may be a sign that you should pay attention to the state of your blood vessels and reconsider your lifestyle.
3. Butterfly-shaped rash
Rashes appear on the face mostly because of poor quality cosmetics, climate changes, allergies, or overeating sweets. But if it develops in the form of a butterfly and covers both cheeks, it can be a symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus. This disease is also accompanied by pain in the joints, numbness of the fingers in the cold, and fever. In this case, we strongly recommend to consult a doctor.
4. Peeling skin around the nose and the mouth
Causes of skin defects around this area are various, but peeling usually indicates a deficiency of the vital vitamins A, B, C, and E in your body. Reconsidering your food habits is a way to solve the problem. We also recommend you have the necessary tests done in the hospital in order to determine exactly which vitamins you are lacking.
5. Chapped lips
If this symptom is also accompanied by muscle weakness in the corners of the mouth, it can indicate a lack of vitamin B2 (riboflavin). Consuming products, such as peanuts, eggs, soybeans, pears, peaches, and cauliflower, will help you get rid of the deficiency. Still, it would be good to consult a certified healthcare professional before reviewing your diet.
6. Dark under-eye circles and sacks
Very often, dark circles under the eyes is an inherited trait; however, if this symptom has developed recently, you should find out the cause. It could be from smoking, allergies, a hormonal disbalance, lack of sleep, overconsumption of salty food, coffee, or alcohol, or chronic intoxication of the body. After getting rid of the problem source, dark under-eye circles and sacks should disappear. To avoid the aesthetic discomfort that it can cause, you can use cold compresses or special patches for a temporary cover-up.
7. Yellowish skin and eyes
Most often, this change indicates too many harmful substances accumulated in your body. Sometimes, a yellow color of the face and eyes can be caused by alcohol abuse. It is also recommended to check the states of the gallbladder, liver, and pancreas to exclude the possibility of hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis, and virus infections.
8. Thinning eyebrows and eyelashes
If your eyebrows and eyelashes have started thinning, and this phenomenon is also accompanied by skin dryness, fatigue, unreasonable weight gain, and apathy, it could indicate health problems based on weak activity of the thyroid gland. In this case, we recommend you consult a specialist and have your blood tested to find out the level of your thyroid hormones.
As mentioned above, the face can inform us of deficiencies and serious diseases. Therefore, it’s extremely important to pay attention to your body’s signals and take the necessary measures to eliminate any problems in a timely manner.
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