Sometimes our face reveals more than we might want it to say, and that’s actually an advantage. A close look at your face can help you understand any areas in which there are imbalances in your body, possibly preventing a future disease.
WeGoRo listed several face skin defects, the origins of which will get anyone interested. You may have already faced some of these; if not, it can be a good reminder. And at the end of the article, there is a bonus waiting for anyone who has ever had problem skin.
Dark circles under the eyes are often an inherited feature, and nothing can be done about it. But if you got them recently, you should find out the reason immediately. The most popular ones are a lack of sleep, smoking, hormonal changes, allergies, and overuse of alcohol, coffee, and salty foods.
There are many blood vessels on our noses, and their expansion leads to discoloration. This is facilitated by temperature changes, allergies, emotional stress, or a runny nose. But in any case, redness will be temporary if you eliminate the cause.
This happens when too much waste accumulates in the body. It is usually observed in babies born before 38 weeks because their liver cannot operate properly. In adults, jaundice can mean more serious problems, including alcohol abuse.
In most cases, there is nothing to worry about, but vigilance is always a good thing. Ask yourself several questions. Are the borders of the mole jagged? Is the color of the mole uneven? Is it bigger in diameter than a pea? Has it changed in the past few weeks?
A small rash on the face can be caused by improperly selected cosmetics, allergies, climate change, or excessive consumption of sweets. Once you eliminate the provoking factor, the rash will disappear. But if the rash occupies both cheeks and resembles a butterfly in shape, it can signal lupus.
Changes in the skin around the mouth and nose can be a result of various causes, but most often it means a lack of essential vitamins A, C, E, or B in the body. Peeling is often accompanied by general weakness, poor concentration or attention, hair loss, and layered nails.
Sores around the lips, mouth, and nose are likely to be caused by the type 1 herpes virus. Once you get the virus, it will stay with you. Sores may break out when the immune system of a person weakens due to stresses, illnesses, or tiredness.
We all get dry and cracked lips from time to time, especially in winter or after a long period in the sun. Cracks can also signify an allergic reaction or a response to a drug.
For many people, facial hair may be hereditary. In young women, excess hair may signify that the ovaries aren’t functioning properly. This is called polycystic ovary syndrome and can cause difficulties becoming pregnant.
If there are dark symmetrical spots on the cheeks and on the bridge of the nose, this is a classic sign of melasma, a type of hyperpigmentation. It’s more common among women and develops faster among people with darker skin. Frequent sun exposure also stimulates its growth.
If eyebrows or eyelashes are thinning but not because of unsuccessful cosmetic experiments, then it can signal problems with the thyroid gland. Its low activity is a sign of hypothyroidism, which is common among people above 50.
If you keep getting pimples and acne in the same place, it can mean that there is something negative happening in your body. Your skin reflects the inner condition of your body, and the careful analysis of acne can help reveal an upcoming disease and prevent future occurrences of those nasty pimples.
Please note that an ordinary rash, peeling, and other symptoms can have 10 other reasons to appear other than those listed. Only a doctor can spot the real cause. We collected only the most common cases in this article.
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