Dark, velvety patches of skin often indicate high risk of diabetes. Red or white bumps on skin indicate allergies or a case of asthma. Hormonal imbalance shows on the skin by way of breakouts. A yellowish tint to the skin, itchy reddish violet bumps on wrist or ankles, indicate liver disorders. Butterfly rashes on face indicate lupus or a case of rosacea or dermatitis.
Curejoy Expert Dipti Mothay Explains:
“Face mapping,” an ancient practice rooted in Ayurvedic teaching, connects a point on your face to an organ or body part so you know what to treat internally for clear external result. Skin covers so much area and is often the first place that underlying health conditions reveal themselves.
Here are some areas your face may be breaking out or experiencing an issue, and what they say about your health:
–Little Bumps On Your Skin
It can indicate that you have a history of allergies or asthma. These little bumps, called keratosis pilaris, can look like acne and tend to be white and sometimes red.
–Dark, Velvety Patches Of Skin
Such patches in body folds, like the armpit or skin folds in the neck, can indicate that you are at a high risk for (or already suffering from) diabetes. This condition, called acanthosis nigricans, can occasionally be benign, but it is most frequently associated with obesity and diabetes.
Breakouts can be a sign of hormonal changes. Severe cases and occurrences in adults can be a sign of hormones being out of balance. Such symptoms can suggest an underlying endocrine disorder.
When skin starts to develop a yellowish tint, it’s a common sign of liver disease. This condition, jaundice, occurs when the liver stops properly breaking down old red blood cells.
A butterfly rash across the face is often the first sign of lupus. It could also be rosacea or dermatitis.
–Itchy, Violet Bumps On Wrist
Lichen planus is a rash made up of reddish-purple, flat-topped bumps that may itch like crazy. It usually appears on the wrists or ankles, but may be in the mouth or on the lower back, neck, legs, and genitals. The cause isn’t known, but if you have it, you may need to get liver tests. It could be linked to having hepatitis C.