Face reading reveals a lot about whether we have been taking care of our health or not. It's not to be dismissed as physiognomy, the practice of judging character from faces.
Ancient medicinal practices can reveal many aspects of our health. Face reading was "dismissed in the West as a pseudoscience for most of the 20th century," writes Eric Standop, author of Read the Face: Face Reading for Success in Your Career, Relationships, and Health, as per New York Post. Some scientists still reject it as "physiognomy, the practice of judging character from faces," he added. However, he added that it is being studied at "prominent universities such as the University of California at Berkeley, New York University, Stanford and Princeton, to name a few."
Face reading can reveal not just the secrets of our personality but also of our health. For instance, Standop was able to read a woman's forehead and say that she was pregnant. He explained it saying, "One side of her forehead had splotches of brownish pigmentation called melasma. Also known as chloasma or the ‘mask of pregnancy,’ it may be caused by other hormone disruptors, such as birth-control pills, thyroid disease and even stress, but pregnancy is the most common explanation. It’s harmless and when caused by pregnancy tends to fade on its own."
There are more details that our face reveals if we know what to look for:
This area can tell us about the health of our liver and stomach. If we consume a lot of alcohol, have fatty liver or diseases like hepatitis, jaundice, gallbladder problems, acne in this area will be able to reveal that. Even when we are dehydrated, the patch of skin between the eyebrows will have acne. If we eat late at night, especially heavy foods then we could experience flaking and dry skin here. It shows that our kidneys and liver are overworked. They are likely working too hard to remove toxins, according to Mukti Organics.
The upper portion of our forehead is a good indicator of the health of our bladder while the lower part can reveal the health of our intestines and digestion. If we have skin issues in this area, it could be because of constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and urinary tract infection, says Mukti Organics. It could also be that you are experiencing a lot of stress, the blood circulation is poor, or you are consuming too much caffeine, as per themindsjournal.
The skin around the ears and temples reveals the health of the kidney. Skin issues here show dehydration and poor lymphatic circulation. You can improve this by drinking lots of water, avoiding smoking and alcohol, eliminating sweetened and caffeinated beverages, reducing salt intake, and adding more cooling foods like cucumbers and melon. It is also recommended to improve skin hygiene by cleansing regularly.
If you have acne on your nose or oily skin there, it could be because of problems in blood circulation, blood pressure, and cholesterol. There are other factors that affect us and the first place on our body where these are visible is the nose. Pollution can play havoc in this area of our face. Changing our diet to a healthier one can help alleviate this problem.
Our right cheek shows if we have problems related to sinuses and allergies. Damage from pollution, smoking, and asthma are more likely to show up on the right cheek. To offset this problem, it's good to workout, avoid smoking, and take precautions against pollution. It's not possible to not go out but we can always protect our skin by covering it up when outside.
Our left cheek reveals if we are being exposed to air pollution and smoke. It can also show problems of gum issues or inflammation in the mouth or tooth sockets. Acne in the lower part of the left cheek can be because of poor dental health. It's recommended that we get our teeth cleaned professionally every six months. Oral hygiene can be improved by flossing and brushing after eating.