What your eyebrows say about your health

What your eyebrows say about your health

The appearance of eyebrows is not just about aesthetics. It can also reveal the presence of certain health problems. Explanations from Dr Gérald Kierzek, medical director of TipsForWomens.

Whether they are thin, thick, full, curved or lightened… your eyebrows say a lot about your health. Learn to decode them, with the advice of Dr. Gérald Kierzek, emergency doctor.

Loss of eyebrows

Hair loss around the eyebrows is not trivial.

“Loss of the eyebrow tail is a classic sign of hypothyroidism, a condition characterized by decreased production of thyroid hormones,” says the emergency doctor.

Very thin or sparse eyebrows

Thinning eyebrows can have many different causes. If the main cause is heredity, sometimes thin eyebrows reflect more serious health problems.

Very thin or sparse eyebrows indicate the presence of hormonal disorders or nutritional deficiencies. confide Dr. Kierzek.


Peeling or visible dandruff around the eyebrow is a sign of psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. assures the medical director of TipsForWomens.

This dermatitis corresponds to the appearance of red plaques, covered with white or yellowish films on areas of oily skin.

A change of color

Do your eyebrows turn white overnight? Be careful, this could be a sign of a skin disease.

Pigmentation problems, particularly in the eyebrows, are among the typical symptoms of vitiligo.“, reveals Dr. Kierzek.

A rash on the eyebrows

Any rash on the eyebrows should alarm you.

Rashes or itching on the eyebrows are a sign of skin infections“, asserts the medical director of TipsForWomens.

No eyebrows

Some people may not have eyebrows.

It is often a sign of trichotillomania, a disease characterized by the pulling out of hairs, including those of the eyebrows.“, concludes the doctor.