Your face can REVEAL a lot about your health... 6 signs you should watch out for!

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Believe it or not, your health is written all over your face!

Acne, puffy eyes, flaky skin—like it or not, your health is written all over your face. While many times it is okay to ignore some of these common everyday health issues, if you’re dealing with these probles for a really long time, we’d say it’s time to check in on your health.

Here are a few health warnings that might crop up on your face. Attend to them now before it’s too late.

1.Acne

Acne could indicate a thyroid condition.

Acne could indicate a thyroid disorder

While acne is okay during puberty, if you suddenly seem to get a lot of breakouts, especially on your chin, jawline and hairline, with no reason at all it could indicate that your hormones are out of whack, an allergy to some food, digestive issues or a liver disorder.

So instead of applying acne creams and gels, go to a dermatolgist and find out what the reason is.

2. Cracks at the corners of the mouth

This is a clear sign of a deficiency in B vitamins, which can be easily fixed by making a few diet modifications such as adding whole grains, green vegetables and meat to your meals along with a Vitamin B12 supplement.

Check with your doctor on the types of foods that you should be including in your diet.

3. Puffy/Tired eyes

The most telling signs of some common issues show up on your eyes. Tired looking eyes could indicate a chronic allergy.

Your face can REVEAL a lot about your health... 6 signs you should watch out for!

Tired, puffy eyes could be a sign of a sleep disorder

Puffy eyes could indicate a sleep disorder if you have not been keeping up too late or a thyroid condition. Blood shot eyes could indicate a rise in your cholesterol levels.

4. Dry skin

Hypothyroidism and diabetes could be behind your dry skin as these conditions steal the moisture from your skin. Parched, brittle skin could also indicate dehydration so up your water intake.

Certain nutrient deficiencies could also be the reason for your flaky and patchy skin.

5. Discloured complexion

Pale skin along with dark circles and symptoms such as extreme fatigue is a sureshot indication of an iron deficiency. Usually, it gets fixed by overhauling your diet and including the right food groups. A yellow skin tone could also indicate a liver disorder.

Pale skin might be due to an iron deficiency

Pale skin might be due to an iron deficiency

Get your haemoglobin levels checked and consult with a doctor to find out what you can do about it.

6. Excessive facial hair

Believe it or not, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOD) often shows up as unwanted hair on your face such as along the jawline, chin, and upper lip.

If you’ve noticed that your facial hair has increased recently, check with your gyaecologist to be sure.

[News source: RD.com, Images: Shutterstock]

Republished with permission from: The Indus Parent

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