What Is Your Skin Saying About You?
Your skin reveals important health information.
Answer each question according to how your skin
looks and behaves.
Lets start with lines and wrinkles. What do you see when you look in the mirror?
I have no fine lines, my skin is smooth and even
I have some fine lines across my forehead and around the eyes
I have many fine lines across on multiple areas of my face
I see some fine lines, but I have more deep wrinkles than fine lines
I don’t have perfect skin, but fine lines and wrinkles aren’t my issue
Do you have sunspots or areas of hyperpigmentation?
No, my skin is clear from sunspots or areas of discoloration
Yes, I have some sunspots along with fine lines around my forehead and eyes
I don’t have perfect skin, but sunspots and hyperpigmentations aren’t my issue
Yes, I have sunspots along with dark circles under my eyes
Yes, I have sunspots and my skin is prone to irritation and redness
What do you notice about your eye region?
I’m all good: my eyes are bright, I don’t get bags or dark circles under my eyes.
I tend to have dark circles under my eyes and I also am prone to a pale, dry complexion
I tend to have puffiness under my eyes or in my upper eyelids
I tend to have dark circles under my eyes along with deep lines and wrinkles, especially on my forehead
I sometimes have dark circles under my eyes, and my eyes tend to be red, irritated, or dry.
How would you describe your skin tone:
Moist and glowing
Dry and dull
Pale, sallow, and prone to being oily
Dark or bluish/purple
Red, warm, or ruddy; I am prone to irritation or broken capillaries
Does your face ever look swollen or puffy?
No, my features are well-defined, and my face looks slender and proportionate to my body
Yes, my face can look puffy, especially when I feel weak, tired, or cold
Yes, my face looks puffy frequently, and I also have a tendency to gain weight easily
No, my face tends to look more pinched, tight, or ‘stressed’ than puffy
My face can look puffy sometimes, and it also tends to be red and irritated
How is your skin firmness?
Excellent – my skin is firm and springs back into shape easily
It’s OK – I have some sagging skin and I also have fine lines and/or a pale, dull complexion
I have considerable sagging skin on my face and I also have a tendency to gain weight easily
I have some sagging skin, but I tend to have more deep wrinkles
Its OK – I have some sagging skin and I also have redness and/or irritation
Do you have acne or breakouts?
No, I rarely experience breakouts on my skin
Yes, I do get small breakouts along my cheeks, forehead, and nose; sometimes I get them on my chest and back as well. Squeezing or picking the breakout can release a greasy white or yellow discharge.
Yes, I get breakouts especially after I eat dairy, greasy foods, and sugar. My breakouts usually occur on my cheeks and they are more like cysts than a regular ‘zit.’
I have chronic, purple or red cystic acne that shows up around my mouth, jaw and cheeks. They are inflamed and painful to the touch and are made worse by stress, emotions, or hormones.
I have chronic red or dark red breakouts especially around my mouth, nose, and forehead. My breakouts feel warm and are aggravated by stress, emotions, and diet.
Do you ever experience eczema or skin rashes?
No, I am not prone to rashes or eczema
Yes, and I also tend to have seasonal allergies and/or asthma
Yes; my eczema is acute and tends to be exacerbated by dampness, dairy, and heat
Yes, my eczema is chronic and I also have purplish lips, dry skin, and sometimes my eczema oozes or ‘weeps’ fluid
Yes, my eczema is acute and tends to be dry, red, and itchy
Emotions are a large contributor to how your skin looks and feels. How would you characterize your usual emotional state:
I tend to feel calm, harmonized, and balanced
I tend to feel sad or depressed
I tend to have worry and anxiety
I feel stressed and irritated
I tend to feel agitated and I get angry quickly
Your diet and lifestyle are also important to the health of your skin. How would you describe your usual diet:
I eat a very balanced diet with plenty of fresh vegetables
I tend to have a low appetite and/or I have a very low caloric intake; I tend to be tired and have low energy.
I have a major sweet tooth and I love sweets! I also consume dairy regularly (milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream). I eat mostly raw or uncooked vegetables and fruit (salads, smoothies, etc).
I usually don’t have much time to eat – I eat in a hurry and I usually eat while I’m working. I can have belching and/or pain in my stomach.
I am always hungry- I have a very large appetite and I tend to eat a lot of spicy foods or foods that are barbequed or grilled.
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