6. Sallow Complexion
Dehydration can cause your skin to lack lustre and your face can become sallow looking, explains Dr. Macdonald. Dry winter weather can also play a role in a sallow complexion. Drinking enough water and getting ample sleep can improve the look of your skin. Certain makeup mistakes could also be making your skin look dull.
7. Red Bumps
Don’t assume all red bumps are pimples-acne-like lesions, a ruddy complexion, redness and dry skin can all be symptoms of rosacea. This chronic skin condition is caused by both environmental and genetic factors, affects more than two million Canadians and is often triggered by the weather, spicy foods, exercise and stress.
8. Puffy, Irritated Eyelids
Allergies could be the culprit for swollen eyes. If the irritation is accompanied by a rash, you could be suffering from eczema (a common symptom in adults is dryness and rashes on the eyelids) or contact dermatitis caused by an irritating product. “I see a lot of eyelid dermatitis,” says Dr. McDonald. “People have to look at all the products they are using from sponge applicators to makeup.”