Patchy skin means irregular skin color. They are a common problem with a wide row of possible causes. Some of the more common causes for changes in skin color are illness, injury, and swelling problems.
Skin patches commonly develop due to a difference in melanin levels in a certain part of the body. Melanin is the substance that protects the skin from the sun and provides color to it. When there is an overproduction of melanin in a given area, it can result in skin discoloration and patches there.
Causes of discoloration skin patches
There are many possible causes of discolored skin patches, ranging from minor problems to more serious medical conditions.
Sunburns and other types of burns can damage your skin, and when these burns heal, there may be scar tissue that isn’t skin-colored. Discolored skin patches can also develop when sunscreen is not applied in a thorough manner, leading to a patchy tan. Certain medicines can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun so that it’s more likely to turn red.
Therefore it is necessary to use a good sunblock like Clinique city block sheer oil to protect your skin from sun damage.
Dryness can cause significant damage to your skin. It generally shows more prominently where the skin layer is thin such as around eyes, mouth. For the same reason, the face may turn pale and dull. The best way to prevent these patches is to keep your skin really hydrated not just by externally but also internally. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water and hydrate skin with Clinique Dramatically Differently Hydrating Jelly and regular oil massage.
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Different infections can cause localized changes in skin color. Cuts and scrapes may get infected when bacteria enter the wound, resulting in a skin infection which changes the texture of the skin and turns the surrounding skin red or white. Fungal infections, such as ringworm, tinea versicolor, and candida can also trigger undesirable skin patches on different parts of the body.
Some autoimmune diseases, such as lupus erythematosus and Graves’ disease, may attack the skin and cause changes in skin color. These reactions can range from red rashes and sores to skin lightening and darkening. Allergic reactions to foods, plants, or irritants can also result in undesirable skin patches in different areas of the body.
Visit the dermatologists in both above-mentioned conditions.