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Facial conditions and what they could be indicating

From the moment we are born, we instinctively learn to make judgements and assumptions about people based purely on what they look like. People with beady eyes may be thought of as untrustworthy; on the other hand, people with rosy cheeks might seem friendly and approachable.

But what if there was more to this than simple human instinct? Could your outward appearance actually provide deeper clues, not just about your personality, but also about your inner health?

Many holistic therapies are based around the idea that a whole host of information about a person’s health can be gained simply by looking at their outward appearance.

Iridologists maintain that the iris , which is the coloured part of the eye, contains a lot of information about your genetically inherited health.

Reflexologists propose that clues about a person’s well-being can be gained by observing the appearance of the feet. For example, redness in a certain  area, could be an indication of heat or inflammation in the corresponding part of the body.

Centuries ago, Chinese physicians developed the art of tongue diagnosis, stating that the strength of a person’s digestive system can be accurately diagnosed from examining the tongue.

Even in modern science there is an increasingly amount of observations, that could provide visible signs and valuable insights into the current state of your health.

Facial skin analysis

By studying skin conditions and changes, we can determine inner imbalances and stressed areas of the body. Because each area of the face is said to relate to an internal body area, disharmony in that internal area will, in turn, lead to a change in the complexion, texture or moisture of the corresponding facial area.

In general, lines indicate a long-term imbalance or stress, breakouts indicate a more short-term imbalance or stress. This information is not intended for medical diagnosis, but merely to illustrate a different approach to facial diagnosis.


The Forehead is linked to digestion. The upper forehead is linked to bladder, and the lower forehead to the intestines. Check your elimination or whether you are constipated.

Adrenal Fatigue:

Whenever you’re in fight or flight mode, the body produces cortisol which causes an increased oil production and outbreaks. Even people who have never had problems with their skin can suddenly develop acne when faced with prolonged periods of stress.

If your adrenal fatigue is more advanced and your cortisol levels have started to drop too low, this can impact your skin too.  When your cortisol level is chronically low, the pituitary gland produces a hormone named corticotropin to stimulate more cortisol production. If your adrenals are not functioning as they should, the pituitary will produce large amounts of corticotropin. Unfortunately, corticotropin also stimulates melanin production, which will lead to darkening of your skin pigmentation.


Coarse hair on the eyebrows could be an indication of adrenal stress. In other words the adrenal glands are overworked

The adrenal glands are our fight or flight response and secrete over 40 hormones and steroids. Overactive adrenal glands are commonly linked with stress.

Lines stemming from the start of the eyebrow are linked with long term adrenal stress, and may correlate with tightness in the shoulder area, which is a referred pain area.

The Eyes:

The eyes and the liver are sister organs in Chinese medicine. So we need to check for a history of hepatitis/jaundice/liver stress.

Eyelid allergies are also linked with allergies and lung stress.

Under the eyes: 

This area links with the kidneys and be may be puffy or darker. Dark circles under the eyes are a common feature for people with adrenal fatigue. This is because the liver and kidneys are often under pressure to cope with excess circulating hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These hard working organs struggle to continue to flush toxicity out of the system, and this manifests as circles and bags under the eyes.

There is a need to improve water intake and/or lymph drainage if they suffer puffiness and fluid retention. Grittiness under the eyes could link with an excess of uric acid.


Naturally large and open nostrils are an indication of strong lungs. Smaller or flaring nostrils indicate lung stress, allergies and asthma types.


These link to lung area in Chinese diagnosis. Dilated or broken capillaries across the upper cheeks indicate a tendency to allergies and sinus congestion. Pustular breakouts in line with the teeth may also be an indication of sinus or gum inflammation and infection.


Cracking and dry lips could link with stomach and or gastric stress. The upper lip links with the stomach, and a turned upper lip indicates high stomach acid, indigestion or a nervous stomach.
The lower lip links with the large intestine, and a pouty, full lower lip links with constipation and poor elimination.


The chin links with the reproductive organs. Breakouts in this area are often associated with the menstrual cycle in women.

Micro-comedones are often present at the sides of the chin, and may erupt into papules or pustules at the onset of menstruation.

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