According to traditional Eastern medicine, our face perfectly reflects our health and lifestyle. We at Bright Side thought it would be useful for all of us to find out if there is something our face is trying to say, or maybe there are habits that we should change. Anyways, it’s good to know what’s happening inside of you and what signals your body is trying to send.
1. Thin and gaunt face
You probably went too far with your exercising or diet. When you exercise too much you prevent your facial skin from getting the necessary amount of oxygen, and your cheekbone area is affected the most.
Come up with your own workout plan, and stick to a healthy diet so that your face looks young and fresh.
2. Swollen face
If you see that your face is swollen, it means you may need to work out a little more or decrease your stress level and alcohol consumption. These three factors negatively affect the process of collagen production, making facial skin become flaccid.
To make your face look smoother and younger, perform some physical activity on a regular basis and decrease your intake of alcoholic beverages.
If you’re someone who likes spending lots of time in the sun, you should know that ultraviolet exposure is one of the main causes of early wrinkling. As the skin around your eyes is much thinner and more delicate, it can be easily damaged by the sun.
Protect your face by applying sunscreen even if the day is cloudy.
4. Dry skin
Your poor diet is probably the main reason why your face is dry and sensitive. Poor nutrition results in the deficiency of those important vitamins and minerals responsible for skin elasticity. Keep in mind that anti-aging creams are totally useless if you don’t take care of your skin from the inside.
Make sure you consume fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors, and soon you’ll notice visible results on your skin.
5. Skin redness
Drinking too much coffee can cause irritated and red skin. Caffeine dehydrates the cells, causing inflammation and dryness. Also, if you work at night and sleep during the day, you may lack vitamin D because you don’t expose your skin to the sun regularly.
Cut down on your caffeine consumption, or replace coffee with another tasty drink. To get enough vitamin D, try to sunbathe every day — but don’t forget to use sunscreen.
6. Yellow skin
If you see that your skin tone has become yellow, you may have liver problems or anemia. It’s important that you consult a specialist as soon as possible if you notice such changes on your skin.
7. Pale skin
If your face becomes paler than usual, it can be a sign of iron deficiency. Try to increase your consumption of iron-rich foods, such as meat and legumes. Don’t forget about vitamin C, as it facilitates iron absorption in your body.
8. Dark circles under your eyes
If you suffer from insomnia and have an unhealthy diet, you’ll find it harder to fight those dark circles under your eyes. Tobacco and alcohol consumption also make a negative contribution to puffy eyes.
You should get enough sleep (approximately 8 hours), and get rid of your bad habits. Exercise and a well-balanced diet will do wonders for tired skin.
If your diet is rich in fats and sugars, it may be the reason for your acne problem. Sometimes hormonal changes are to blame.
But no matter what the cause is, always keep your face clean and detoxify your skin from the inside by eating healthy food.
10. Laughter lines and wrinkles around your mouth
If you have deep wrinkles around your mouth, you obviously love smiling a lot. But while smiling is good for you, you should also know that those wrinkles signal a vitamin B deficiency. And cracked lips are usually caused by a lack of vitamin C.
A healthy diet rich in green vegetables, oranges, and bell peppers can positively change the situation around your lips.