Sometimes when your body is not in the best condition, your face is the first part of your body to show it. While this isn’t a foolproof way to diagnose a condition, it’s a great way to recognize that you should be giving your body a little bit of extra TLC.
Here are some signs that all might not be well:
- Cracked Lips
It is common for everyone to have dry or cracked lips from time to time, particularly during the winter months. Balms may assist in protecting them while also keeping them moisturized. However, dry lips may be a symptom of a medical condition such as dehydration when your body does not have enough water. It can also be an allergic reaction or a response to a medication, such as a steroid.
- Butterfly Rash
The majority of rashes are not severe and resolve on their own, but this one is different. It appears on both cheeks in the form of a butterfly and is a typical symptom of lupus. That’s a condition in which your immune system attacks your tissues and organs, causing them to fail. When exposed to cold temperatures, you may also have a fever, achy and stiff joints, and bluish fingers. If you get an unexplained rash, mainly if it occurs in conjunction with the other symptoms, see your doctor as soon as possible.
- Drooping Eyelid
Ptosis or blepharoptosis are the terms used by doctors to describe this condition. It may affect one or both eyes, and in extreme instances, your eyelid may close completely, impairing your vision. It is possible to be born with it or to acquire it through time. It’s usually innocuous, but it may be a symptom of a problem with your brain, nerves, or the socket of your eye. Consult your doctor if it occurs within a few days or hours, or if you have double vision, weak muscles, difficulty swallowing, or a severe headache—any of these symptoms may indicate a stroke.
- Yellow Spots on Your Eyelids
Xanthelasma is used to describe the raised yellow pimples that appear on and around your upper and lower eyelids. They are formed of cholesterol, and although you may not like the way they appear, they are neither harmful nor unpleasant and can be removed. You should visit your doctor for a physical if you have any of these symptoms since they may indicate that you are at increased risk for heart disease or heart attack.
Melasma is characterized by gray-brown spots on your face. Even though doctors are unsure of the precise cause, it has been linked to factors such as pregnancy and the use of certain birth control tablets. When this occurs, the melasma usually disappears on its own after the baby is delivered or when the mother stops taking the medications. In certain instances, it may continue for many years. However, medications and other treatments, like chemical peels, may be beneficial.
- Inability to Move One Side of Your Face
If you are unable to move a portion of your body, get medical attention immediately. However, if you do not have any additional symptoms, Bell’s palsy is likely the cause. It occurs when something, most likely a virus, pushes on a nerve that controls the muscles in your face, causing it to swell and become painful. It manifests itself over a period of hours or days and typically weakens one side of your face. You may also have discomfort in your jaw and behind your ear. Usually, it is not severe and resolves itself anywhere from 3 to 6 months after onset.
- Hair Loss
If you’re losing your eyelashes or eyebrows, as well as patches of your hair, it may be a symptom of alopecia areata, which is a skin disease. It occurs when your immune system erroneously targets your hair follicles for destruction. There is no way to prevent new patches from appearing, but you may discuss with your doctor if the medication that promotes hair growth could be an option.
Your face is the only area of your body that you view, examine, and even maintain many times each day. Humans primarily examine the face when passing judgment on another person since the face tells the whole narrative of the body. When a person is sick or sad, their face seems tired or forlorn. In contrast, during joyful moments, the face looks pleased and radiant.
As your face can tell different stories, it is a must to take care of it. At The Secret Garden Salon and Spa, we provide the best skin care and spa packages to ensure that you look and feel your best every day. Book an appointment with us today!