What does sallow mean slang? Sallow means unhealthy in appearance — often yellow in color — and is almost invariably used to describe someone’s complexion.
Does sallow mean pale? If a person has sallow skin, their skin, especially on their face, is a pale-yellowish colour and looks unhealthy.
What deficiency causes sallow skin? Another major reason for sallow skin, according to Dr. Modi, is being deficient in important vitamins such as vitamin D3, B12 and calcium. If the levels of these vitamins in your body are very low, then it ends up affecting your skin and making it look pale.
What type of word is sallow? Adjective. (of skin) Yellowish.