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What Your Face is Telling You: 3 Warning Signs to Look For

August 17, 2015 2 min read

Inspecting our faces on a daily basis for imperfections is typical of most people. Our faces are our focal point, and we want to appear our best. We trim, pluck, shave, wash and moisturize repeatedly to ensure we keep up with our hygiene. But if you were to look close enough, would you find warning signs of poor health? Here are three things your face may be telling you. 1. Yellow patches around the eyes, nose or mouth face This could be a sign of high cholesterol, which can take place on your face in the form of a condition called xanthelasma. "It’s often associated not only with high cholesterol but also with irregularities in the way the body metabolises fats in the blood, which can run in families," explains consultant dermatologist Dr Emma Starritt. How to treat it: "They can be treated with a TCA skin peel which essentially burns away layers of the skin in a controlled way and one treatment is often enough to get rid of melasma," says Dr Starrit. 2. Thread veins wine You may not want to hear it, but this could very well be a sign of ingesting too much red wine. "If someone with a tendency towards flushing drinks to excess night after night, in as little as two years the blood vessels lose tone and they can end up with permanent redness and thread veins," says Dr Nicholas Lowe, a dermatologist at London’s Cranley Clinic. How to treat it:  First try limiting your red wine intake, and switch to white instead. You can also head to the dermatologist to try five sessions of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). 3. Brown rings or patches on the neck sugar Called acanthosis nigricans, these dark rings or patches indicate that the body is becoming resistant to insulin because your diet is too high in sugar, increasing your risk of type-2 diabetes. How to treat it: Put down that donut and change your eating habits pronto. Switching to a diet low in sugar and refined carbs will keep the process from progressing, and perhaps even reverse it. Have you noticed any of these warning signs on your face? Source: Daily Mail   Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_104619" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]


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