Areas of Your Face that May Reflect Possible Health Issues

September 20, 2015
Sometimes when we experience various changes in our face, such as pimples or blemishes, it may indicate that some of our internal organs aren’t functioning quite right.

The different changes on your face can be a sign that something isn’t quite right inside our body.

Although many of these changes may be due to hormonal changes, exposure to extreme climates, use of different medications, or foods, when changes occur from one moment to another for no apparent reason, it may be a warning sign about the state of our health.

If we’re not on our period and aren’t exposed to other factors that are known to cause pimples or blemishes from one moment to another, then we must pay close attention to other possible reasons.

If we imagine that our face is like a map, we can get an idea of what the possible problem is and how we can fix it. Below is a guide showing 14 areas of your face that may be reflecting what’s happening in your body.

Areas of your face that may be reflecting health-related problems

1 and 2 – Affected area: Digestive system

If you notice that you have pimples, zits, or spots in the areas marked as 1 and 2, it’s possible that your digestive system isn’t functioning properly.

To correct this problem, you must reduce the consumption of junk food and the excessive consumption of fatty foods. Also, avoid excessive salt and increase your water consumption.

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3 – Affected area: Liver

If the affected area is number 3, it’s possible that your liver isn’t functioning properly due to a buildup of toxins and the consumption of substances that are harmful to your health.

What you should do is avoid alcohol, junk food, and lactose. Also, you should increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables, especially raw ones. It’s also advisable to do a natural liver cleanse.

4 and 5 – Affected area: Kidneys

Everything that happens to the contour of the eyes, including dark circles, may be due to dehydration and kidney malfunction. For this reason, it’s very important to increase your consumption of water, avoid salt, and eat more foods with diuretic properties.

6 – Affected area: Heart

This is one of the zones where acne and blackheads for common causes are mostly seen. However, when they appear suddenly and are difficult to eliminate, they may be reflecting a heart problem.

To help fight this problem, you should eliminate all harmful foods from your diet, such as fats and sodium, as well as spicy foods. Instead, try to increase your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly of plant origin.

7 and 8 – Affected area: Kidneys

Once again, the kidneys may be malfunctioning due to an accumulation of waste, fluid retention, or dehydration. To help correct this situation, you should drink more water and avoid coffee, soft drinks (sodas), and alcohol.

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9 and 10 – Affected area: Respiratory system

These zones may reflect some kind of allergy or chronic respiratory problems such as asthma. It’s an area very prone to spots or other changes due to smoking. To correct this, you should quit smoking, increase your consumption of fresh foods, and reduce your consumption of sugar.

11 and 12 – Affected area: Hormones

In this area, the hormonal changes that normally occur during the menstrual cycle are most often reflected. Although for many it’s something unavoidable, you may reduce it with a healthy diet, exercise, enough sleep, water drinking, regular face washing, and not eating irritating foods.

13 – Affected area: Stomach

This area of the face may be indicating poor digestion. It may also be indicating that your colon isn’t working properly and you may be suffering from constipation.

To fight this problem, it’s recommended that you increase your consumption of fiber, which is found in fruits, vegetables, and cereals.

14 – Affected area: Stress

If you notice any irregularity in this area of your face, it’s possible that your body is requesting rest and time to recover. Stress can lead to various health problems if we don’t pay enough attention.

To help fight this problem, it’s recommended to take time to relax or nap and drink more water.

Remember!

There are different reasons why our face may have some irregularity such as pimples or blemishes. The reasons mentioned here are only a few of the possibilities.

Therefore, it’s best to consult with a doctor to determine if your facial problem is due to one of these issues or to another reason that can be causing the change.

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  • https://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/acne-health-warnings/