You can spot your health problems in the mirror. Here’s how to combat them
Lines on the forehead: This may indicate digestive issues.
Fix it: They can be combated by drinking warm water mixed with lemon juice first thing every morning.
Ageing lines: Ageing lines around the mouth is mostly caused by smoking
Fix it: The effects can be lessened by regularly applying lip balm.
Itchy ears: Itchy ears are often the sign of an allergy or low tolerance. Psoriasis and eczema here are signs that the person is depleted in vitamin D.
Fix it: Ten minutes with the arms and face exposed will give the body vital sunshine and plenty of vitamin D.
Pimples on the forehead: This could indicate internal symptoms of problems with the liver and stomach congestion.
Fix it: Drink plenty of water to flush out any toxins. You should also eat more liver-friendly foods, such as leafy green vegetables. Cut out processed foods and caffeine.
Dark circles under eyes: Dark circles that persist despite regular, restful and sufficient sleep may be a result of food intolerances.
Fix it: Sufferers should remove dairy and wheat from their diet and see if the dark circles lighten. Another culprit is alcohol — even in moderate amounts, this can cause dark circles.
Acne around jawline: Oestrogen is a friend to our skin, suppressing sebaceous activity. But when levels reduce as women get older, skin lacks lustre and you may experience acne cysts deep in the dermis and commonly found on the jawline and hairline.
Fix it: Try eating apricots, shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and mangoes as they all contain vitamin A to normalise the production and life cycle of skin cells.
Acne on the jawline: Acne may result from eating lots of dairy, sugar and refined foods, such as burgers, chips, crisps and fizzy drinks.
Fix it: Eat more fresh foods and replace fizzy drinks with water to flush out toxins. Ensure the affected areas are cleansed thoroughly.
Pronounced frown line: A pronounced frown line between the eyes shows the liver is under pressure. Environmental and emotional factors, or an allergy to foods can also cause the problem.
Fix it: Try gently massaging the brow area with circular moves.
Dark patches: These can be caused by medication or illness. Age spots, on the other hand, may be the body’s way of ridding itself of toxins.
Fix it: Eat fresh foods, drink more water and apply a small amount of castor oil on to existing age spots.
Dry lips: Dry lips show possible internal dehydration, vitamin B and iron deficiency.
Fix it: Check with your GP and drink plenty of water.