10 Ways Your Face Reflects Your Health

Find out how your face might reveal how healthy you are.

10 Ways Your Face Reflects Your Health

We look at our face in the mirror every day, whether we're doing makeup or fixing our hair. But we rarely think about how our face might reflect how healthy we actually are. Find out some of the signs your face is trying to send you about your health.

Pale Tongue or Eye Lids

Anemia is a common condition among young women who have regular periods. Unless you keep up with your body’s demands for iron, your blood cell count can start to drop. Raise your tongue to the roof of your mouth and have a look at the bottom of your tongue. If it’s pale, you might be anemic. You can do the same by pulling down on your bottom eyelid and looking at the pink part under your eye.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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