Beauty is much more than what you see at first glance. And we don’t mean our character, but what your face can tell you about your overall health. Dermatologists point out that different skin problems can be a sign of health problems.

Skin is part of the immune system and is fighting different environmental factors. When your body is fighting inflammation, various skin problems can occur, such as acne or redness.

1. Wrinkles and laughter lines around the mouth

Wrinkles around the mouth indicate that you are smiling a lot. Although smiling is good for you, you should keep in mind that wrinkles can also indicate B vitamin deficiency. Cracked lips are often a result of vitamin C deficiency. If you are following a healthy diet is rich in veggies and fruits, this will positively change the situation with your lips.

2. Acne

Acne are often caused by hormonal imbalance. There is a reason why women have acne on the chin before the onset of menstruation. Painful chin acne can be a sign of polycystic ovaries. If this condition is not treated, it may increase the risk of developing diabetes and infertility.

Also, avoid sugar because over-production of insulin can cause the formation of pimples. Some research has shown that avoiding sugars and increasing the intake of whole grains, fruit and vegetables can help reduce acne. Use cosmetic products containing salicylic acid and sulfur. Salicylic acid will clean the pores, and sulfur will relieve inflammation.

3. Dark circles around the eyes

They may be caused by allergies. Allergies can spread the blood vessels, causing dark circles. Many people are not even aware that they are allergic to something. Allergens promote the release of histamine, a substance that causes swelling and can cause redness of the eyes.

Morning eye massages will stimulate the release of excess fluid. Use massage cosmetic products that contain caffeine as they narrow the blood vessels.

4. Pale skin

If a generally healthy skin suddenly becomes very pale check the level of iron in the blood. Anemia caused by blood iron deficiency affects billions of people. Due to the low level of iron, the body can’t produce enough hemoglobin, which gives the blood that red color and your skin a healthy look.

In cases of high iron deficiency, the skin completely loses its normal color and becomes very pale. Even the lips from the inside and the mucous membrane within the eyelids become quite brighter than usual. In addition to pale skin, tiredness is a common symptom of iron deficiency. Other symptoms include breathing difficulties, headaches, cold hands and feet.

If you suffer from iron deficiency, it is important that you eat as much iron-rich foods like meat, beans, nuts and legumes. To ensure proper iron absorption in the body, eat as much vitamin C rich foods as possible.

5. Yellow skin

If you notice small, yellow dots on your face, especially around the eyes, this may be a sign of having jaundice. Jaundice is caused by elevated bilirubin levels in the blood and body tissues that the liver usually breaks down with old red blood cells.

This may also be a sign of a liver disease, such as hepatitis or cirrhosis. Yellow skin may also indicate problems with the bile or pancreas. Thus, if your skin starts to become yellow you should contact your doctor to see what the problem is.

6. Redness

The cause may be stress, digestive system disorders or lupus. Redness that occurs occasionally on the face and neck may be caused by stress. Namely, cortisol (stress hormone) can cause skin irregularities. Gastrointestinal disorders cause red pimples.

The skin and digestive system protect the body by not allowing harmful particles to enter and stay in the body. Many people with increased redness of the skin take antibiotics, after which their complexion is improved.

Lupus is a connective tissue disease that can affect most organs, but most commonly occurs on joints, kidneys, central nervous system and skin. Lupus symptoms are often visible on the skin as an unusual redness on the cheeks.

Avoid the sun and spicy foods as they may aggravate redness. Practice relaxation exercises (yoga, meditation) that will relieve you of stress. Increase the intake of probiotics that regulate the digestive system and relieve inflammation.

7. Dry skin

From time to time, we all experience dry skin. The cause may be harmless, such as cold weather. However, sometimes dry skin may be a typical sign of dehydration.

The skin in average contains about 30% water, which gives the skin fullness, elasticity and softness. So when your body lacks water, it can result in dry skin. In addition, dehydration can cause dry and cracked lips.

Hydrate your skin first and foremost by drinking lots of water. Secondly, make your skin and lips soft and massage them with coconut oil or olive oil.

Although the cause of skin dryness may be dehydration, if this problem often occurs, it may indicate other health problems such as hypothyroidism or diabetes. Lack of vitamin B can also be one of the causes of the problem.

8. Wrinkles

One of the primary causes of wrinkles is exposure to the sun. Ultraviolet exposure causes wrinkle appearance, because the skin around the eyes is thinner and much more delicate. Always apply sunscreen on your face to protect it from the sunrays.

9. Swollen Face

If you notice that your face is swollen, this means that you have to exercise more or lower your stress level and alcohol consumption. These factors have a negative impact on the production of collagen. Do regular physical activity and decrease the intake of alcohol to solve this issue.

10. Thin and Gaunt Face

If you have a gaunt or thin face this may indicate excessive dieting or exercising. This prevents your facial skin to get the needed oxygen, and usually the cheekbone area is mostly affected. Make a proper workout plan and have a healthy diet to make your face look young and fresh.