Many people look in the mirror every day and are annoyed by the pimples, wrinkles and bags under their eyes. But what most people don’t know is that many of the changes to the face can be signs of serious illness. Take a close look at your face and find out if you’re as healthy as you think you are…
Is the skin on your forehead tight, pale or red? This could indicate that your metabolism isn’t functioning properly. The forehead indicates problems with the liver, which is responsible for getting rid of toxins in our bodies. It could also be a sign that your gall bladder isn’t working properly.
If your temples are red or swollen, it could be a sign that your kidneys are overloaded. These kinds of skin problems result when toxins build up in the body, but they can also be caused by consuming too many processed foods.
3. Upper eyelid
If your spleen is healthy, your upper eyelids and the area above them will appear glowing and awake. The spleen is responsible for maintaining a healthy immune system by storing and producing white blood cells. If you upper eyelids appear swollen, red or simply a lot different than usual, it could indicate that your spleen isn’t working properly and you should see your doctor as soon as possible.
4. Rings under the eyes
After a long night and not enough sleep, many people wake up with dark rings under their eyes. If these rings don’t disappear when you get enough sleep, you should take a closer look. When the rings look pale or gray, it could be an indication that something is wrong with your kidneys. If you really have bags under your eyes, it could be a sign of stress. General lack of nutrition can also cause rings under the eyes.
Young people who have “crow’s feet” around their eyes might have a problem with their liver. It can also be caused by constant negative feelings such as sadness.
5. Upper cheeks and cheekbones
People who suffer from gray discoloration, enlarged pores or atony (a loss of muscle strength) in this area may have problems with their lungs. This often happens to smokers.
6. Lower cheeks
Discoloration in this area indicates that the person’s diet is too fatty and that the stomach is being overworked. If this is accompanied by atony, it could mean that the person has a problem with their metabolism. Swelling and pimples in this area are a strong sign that the person has an intolerance to certain foods.
7. Upper nose and nostrils
A deep fold or swelling on the bridge of the nose can indicate disrupted thyroid function. Swelling around the nostrils, on the other hand, is often caused by enlarged lungs, a common problem among asthma patients. Redness around the nostrils could indicate a bronchial infection. In any case, if you notice that your nose looks a lot different than it used to, it could mean your lungs aren’t working properly.
8. Tip of the nose
No one wants a nose like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. But it’s actually not just a cosmetic issue and could indicate a heart problem. If you notice that your nose is constantly red, see your doctor as soon as possible.
9. The area between the upper lip and nose
Stress can lead to skin problems and tiny wrinkles under the nose. Physical stress also has an effect on hormone levels, which alters the level of estrogen and the functioning of the reproductive organs. This hormonal imbalance is reflected in our outer appearance.
Your lips can tell you if you have a problem with your small intestine. Herpes blisters, sores and discoloration are the first signs. If your bottom lip is swollen, it might mean that your intestines aren’t working properly. If your lips are pale, it could indicate poor circulation. Changes in the lips can also be signs of problems with the spleen, the gall bladder, the liver or the colon.
Women often get pimples on their chin in the second half of their monthly cycle. This is caused by the change in hormone levels. But blemishes and wrinkles here can also indicate that some organs aren’t functioning properly. In men, an elongated chin can be a sign of an enlarged prostate.
As you can see, our faces can tell us a lot about our general health. It’s worth it to take a good long look in the mirror each morning and not to ignore the warning signs… Mirror, mirror, on the wall…