You may not always realize it, but your body sends you messages when something is wrong, including a few red flags visible on your face. Your body begs you to do something in this concern and to identify the problem correctly.
Just take a look in the mirror and pay attention to the signs listed below. It is said that your face is the reflection of the soul and doctors say that your skin is mirroring the whole body.
1. Dark circles and puffy eyes
Often, bags under the eyes are inherited. However, if they appear overnight and make you look tired and sick, it may indicate a health problem. The causes can be:
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- A hormonal imbalance
- Nutritional deficiencies
2. Acne and blackheads on the forehead
If acne appears instantly on your forehead, this may be a sign of an imbalance in the digestive tract, caused by excess fat-rich foods.
If you had an imbalanced diet lately, it is advisable to make the necessary dietary changes to avoid serious problems later.
3. Red nose
Is your nose redder than usual? Given its location, in the middle of the face, where several blood vessels meet, it may indicate the poor function of these particular blood vessels.
Schedule an appointment with your doctor for the necessary investigations. This can be a serious health problem or just an allergic episode or a common cold.
4. Yellowish skin and eyes
Among the red flags visible on the face is yellowed skin. This is a clear sign that your liver is not functioning properly, being overwhelmed by the accumulation of toxins.
Visit your doctor and see if your liver, pancreas and gall bladder are functioning correctly.
5. New skin moles or tags
After exposing your body to sunlight and UV rays, you might end with some spots on your skin. In this case you should reduce the number of hours spent in the sun and use a sunscreen.
If your moles and tags are getting bigger in size you should see a dermatologist for advice.
6. Butterfly irritation on the face
You may notice at one point an irritation on a large surface at the face level, which extends to the nose and cheeks. The causes can be:
- Too much sugar in the diet
- A sudden rise of body temperature
If the irritation won’t disappear by itself and is accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever or joint pain, you need to see a doctor.
7. Skin peeling around the nose and mouth
This is the sign of an acute lack of vitamins A, B, C and E. In addition to peeling, you may experience hair loss, brittle nails and a poor functioning of the entire body.
You can try to treat yourself with a dietary supplement with vitamins and minerals or, better, with foods rich in vitamins that you lack.
8. Irritation in the nasolabial area
A lip or nose irritation can mean a herpes infection, which usually goes away by itself. You can speed up the healing process by applying special over-the-counter or homemade ointments.
9. Cracked lips
If your lips are cracked and excessively dry, consume more fluids. A nourishing lip balm can help you heal faster.
In some cases it may indicate and allergic reaction to a new product you start using. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen on your lips when you’re going to the beach.
10. Face hair
This is still a trait that can be inherited genetically. But if it appears suddenly, the hair on the face may indicate a hormonal imbalance or you may struggle with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. A gynecologist may help you with this.
11. Hyperpigmentation on the face
Hyperpigmentation may occur in some women during pregnancy and lactation and is in the form of darker spots on the cheeks or nose. It is called melasm and is more common in people with dark skin.
12. Thin eyelashes and eyebrows
If this problem occurs suddenly and for no obvious reason such as surgery or chemotherapy, don’t ignore it because you may suffer from thyroid gland. Schedule a visit to the endocrinologist, who will recommend the right treatment.
13. Sudden acne on the chin
Rashes on the chin are directly associated with hormonal imbalances, so skin problems in this area can trigger the following conditions:
- Improper functioning of the endocrine glands
- Lack of sleep