What Your Face Says About Your Health, According to Dermatologists

by Maria Konou

Do you look at your face every morning as soon as you get up from sleep? Did you know that your organism writes everything that is problematic in terms of your health and mood on your face? Every negative change you see on your face can be an indicator that something is not right on the inside. Think about how easily you can read on your faces the lack of enough sleep, as well as accumulated stress or fatigue. Very often, your body signals vitamin deficiencies using your face! That is why you need to understand the signs that tell you where to direct your efforts, and what to pay attention to in order to improve your health. It is not hard to learn to read what your body wants to tell you. And in this article, you will learn some basic things to look for on your face to understand what vitamins your body is lacking. After all, to take care of your health, you just need to ask your face what’s wrong. It will tell you exactly what you need!

Let’s find out what your face says about your health, according to dermatology

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What Your Face Says About Your Health


When you are deficient in vitamins, eye problems can occur. Most often, dry eye syndrome accompanied by dizziness is caused by the lack of vitamin D. When you notice weaker night vision, you might need more vitamin A. A vitamin A deficiency also leads to inflammation of the eyes, and burning in the eyes, especially in the evening. Puffy eyes indicate the lack of iodine, the source of which is iodized salt and seafood. See all vitamins that support eye health and add them to your diet.

If you have troubles with your eyes, it might be a lack of vitamin A, vitamin D, or iodine

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The best sources of iodine are actually iodized salt and seafood

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Did you know that excessively pale lips indicate an iron deficiency? Frequent colds and low blood pressure can only confirm these suspicions. In this case, you should eat more red meat and limit your calcium intake (a.k.a. limit your milk intake). Also, get some of these iron-rich fruits and snack on them whenever you get the chance!

If your lips are dry, this might indicate an iron deficiency

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Limit milk products and up your iron intake

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If your gums bleed frequently, this is a signal that you are lacking vitamin C. Declining immunity, muscle and bone pain, and dental problems accompany this symptom. So, eat some yellow bell peppers, or make some lemonade to get more vitamin C!

If your gums bleed while you are brushing your teeth, you might have a vitamin C deficiency

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Get some delicious citrus fruits and snack on them for extra vitamin C

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The truest reflection of your vitamin deficiencies is shown in the skin of the face. Dry skin as well as an early appearance of small wrinkles are caused by a lack of vitamin A and vitamin E as well as Niacin. Oily skin that flakes off is a deficiency of vitamin B2, and the appearance of acne and red spots are indicative of a fatty acid deficiency. In the case of frequent allergies and dermatitis, the problems are related to a deficiency of B vitamins and vitamin H (Biotin). What’s more, in the absence of this vitamin, dark, brown spots may appear on the skin. Skin dermatitis accompanied by itching indicates a deficiency of B vitamins, especially B3 or B6, as well as iodine.

Your face is a map of your body and your health on the inside

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Try to get all your vitamins and minerals from the food you eat 

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When your body is healthy, your hair is shiny and beautiful, but when it is dry and brittle, it definitely means you have a vitamin deficiency. If your scalp itches, it is a lack of vitamin E, if dandruff appears, it means you are lacking vitamin B6 and B12, as well as unsaturated fatty acids. When your hair gets oily too quickly, you are probably lacking riboflavin. Hair loss is most often a folic acid or vitamin C deficiency.

If your hair starts looking bad, it means you are probably deficient in vitamins

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Make sure you are taking care of your body, so your hair can come back to life

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.