You might not be overly keen on yoga and other “new age” ideas about our health. But according to Ayurveda, a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent, the way your body looks on the outside could be an excellent communicator for how your body is feeling on the inside.
Simply by looking at the face, the skin and the expressions, experts can identify what might be wrong with you on the inside. Maybe you can even have a go yourself.
It is thought that poor nutrition, a lack of sleep and stress will all lead to the skin on the forehead showing signs of dryness and increases lines and wrinkles. This is because this area of the face holds very little fat and tends to lose moisture and sweat compared to other areas of the face.
The inflammation tends to show up on our cheeks with a rosy complexion not always a good sign of health. If your liver or circulatory system is not working well then your cheeks may show it. You may experience breakouts, blackheads, and rashes.
Under the eye
This area is thought to show signs of adrenal fatigue in the form of dark circles and fine lines. The kidneys may also be affected due to dehydration. Simply drinking more water and having massages could help. A moisturizer that contains fats like ghee could also add back hydration.
Your hormonal health will influence your chin – as anyone who suffers monthly pimples will know. Yeast levels are also thought to influence this part of the face. Reducing sweet food will help improve the skin and highly metabolizing exercise such as running will do wonders. Sage and rosemary are great for reducing excess oil when applied to the skin.