9 Things Your Face Can Tell You About Your Health
Your skin is a window into your health. Pimples, redness, or dark circles are not only signs of poor nutrition or fatigue, but they can also be symptoms of more serious conditions and diseases. Much like foot reflexology, different areas of the face are connected to the major internal organs, so if you want to know what's wrong on the inside, start by looking at the outside!
Problems with the liver, which is responsible for eliminating toxins, are often on the forehead. If red, tense, or pale, it may be that your metabolism is not working properly. An inflamed gallbladder could also be responsible for visual changes on the forehead.
Heavily flushed or swollen temples may be a symptom of poor kidney function. When the kidneys aren't working properly or are overloaded, too many toxins are left in the body, which can create blemishes on the temples. However, temporary impurities can also be a sign of a poor diet and eating too many unhealthy foods.
3. Upper Eyelids
The upper eye area provides insight into the energy state of the body and thus also about the function of the spleen. It's responsible for a strong immune system and the storage and proliferation of white blood cells. If your upper eyelids are swollen or red, or simply look different than usual, this may be the result of a significant spleen problem.
4. Under-Eye Area
Dark circles and under-eye bags after a poor night of sleep or increased sleep deprivation are normal and not cause for concern. However, if they're always there and don't disappear even after a good night's sleep, that can point to serious health problems. Pale and grayish-looking dark circles often point to a kidney dysfunction and psychological stress. Eating too much or too little can also cause dark circles. But if you're young and noticing these symptoms, be sure to get your liver checked out, as it may not be working properly.
5. Upper Cheeks
Sagging skin, enlarged pores, or a grayish discoloration of the upper cheeks indicate over-stressed lungs. These physical symptoms are very common in heavy smokers.
6. Lower Cheeks
If skin discoloration is visible in the lower cheek area, it's often due to an overburdened stomach. If you notice loose skin in this area, it could also point to a metabolic disorder. Blemishes and swelling tend to point to food intolerances, so it's best to get that checked first to see if you have a more serious problem.
7. Tip of the Nose
Looking like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is not only unpleasant, but it can also point to a serious problem with the heart. If you permanently have a red nose, and it's not from a cold or chilly winter weather, you should check in with your doctor immediately.
8. Philtrum (Area Between Nose & Mouth)
Stress, and especially psychological stress, effects the hormonal balance which can create blemishes and wrinkles in the area between the upper lip and the nose. Altered estrogen levels particularly affect the function of the genital organs, which is then reflected mostly in the area under the nose.
A protruding chin may indicate an enlarged prostate in men. In women, chin pimples often occur during the second half of the menstrual cycle as a result of altered hormone levels. But blemishes or wrinkles on the chin can also be signs of organ dysfunction in the lower abdomen.
Changes in your face are not always just a sign of age or lifestyle, but can also point to serious diseases. Next time, take a closer look and consult a doctor if something feels off or your symptoms worsen.