The marks on the face have been identified and used by Ayurvedic medicine as a method to diagnose some diseases. In that sense, according to the traditional medicine of the East, the marks on the face are a reflection of our health.
According to the doctor Leslie Tabi, dermatologist and spokesperson of the British Skin Foundation , "You can say a lot about the lifestyle of a person by his face, due to the marks on the face caused by their type of food, what they drink and how much they smoke, among other factors.
Depending on the type of skin, the shape of the face and the habits of food and life, certain marks can appear on the face, being the main factors that damage the skin stress, alcohol, coffee and cigarettes:
1. Slim and emaciated face. Excessive exercise and yo-yo dieting may be responsible. According Aamer Khan, medical director of the Harley Street Skin Clinic , exercising excessively deprives the skin of the face, especially to the cheekbones, of the necessary oxygen.
2. Fat and fallen face. The lack of exercise, stress and alcohol consumption are determining factors, because they affect the production of hormones such as cortisol and the parotid gland, in addition to affecting the production of collagen . This causes the skin lose elasticity, inflammation through fluid retention , flaccidity and circulation problems.
3. Wrinkles. In accordance with Chris Griffiths, professor of dermatology at the University of Manchester and an aging expert, the sun is the main detonator of wrinkles thick and deep in the face. In particular, the skin of the forehead and around the eyes are more susceptible to damage from sun exposure because the dermis is thinner in those areas; therefore, it is advisable to always use sunscreen.
4. Dry skin. The lack of vitamins, especially type A, is responsible for the dry , to which, if you add obesity, fatigue, hair loss, constipation or irregular cycle, in women, it can be hypothyroidism.
5. Reddening of the skin. Caffeine and lack of vitamin D are responsible. Drinking too much coffee can dehydrate the skin , giving it a red and dry appearance. The lack of exposure to the sun reduces the necessary levels of vitamin D, important for the health of the skin . In addition, the redness may be due to an allergy, or a sign of rosacea, a hereditary condition, but whose condition is caused or aggravated by alcohol, coffee and spicy food.
6. Jaundice or yellow skin. It is a sign of liver problems, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis , or symptom of a developed alcoholism.
7. Pale face . In many cases it can be due to lack of iron or due to insufficiency in the production of hemoglobin; In addition, it can be a sign of anemia chronicle. One of the best ways to solve this symptom is to eat foods rich in that mineral and vitamin C.
8. Dark circles. The lack of sleep and iron can cause the appearance of dark circles because both are fundamental for the regeneration of tissues. The skin under the eyes is particularly thin, which means that the bluish tint of these blood vessels will be seen more intensely (blue) by the lack of both.
9. Acne. Despite being a genetic condition, the problem can be aggravated when a diet rich in fats and dairy products is taken. Some experts suggest that the compound insulin-1 growth factor, which is found in milk, as well as a high intake of protein and few carbohydrates, could be to blame.
10. Lines of expression next to the mouth. The wrinkles that are generated in the corner of the mouth, called angular stomatitis, can be a sign of vitamin B deficiency, in addition to causing redness. Meanwhile, the lack of vitamin C can generate pain and cracked lips. The recommended is a diet rich in green vegetables, oranges and peppers.
There are other signs or marks of the face that reflect our state of health and through which you can diagnose certain conditions or deficiencies, so the best way to prevent their appearance is through a healthy lifestyle to see you and feel very good .