White Spots?
Skin Treatment Options

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Some people view these white spots on skin as just a sign of aging because they tend to show up around age 40.

However, age spots can also affect younger people too, especially those who have spent too much time in the sun.

These White spots on the skin often appear as little white dots or patchy white spots.

White Skin Spots
What Causes Them?


One reason for white skin spots is due to a rare skin disease known as Leucoderma or Vitiligo. This condition affects about 2% of the population.

White spots on the skin often appear in small clusters or patches of white roundish rings – this is where skin the lacks melanin – which was destroyed by the disease.

At this time, there is no known cause of this disease on the skin, but it has been linked to emotional stress, hereditary factors, hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid gland), pernicious anemia (lack of ability to absorb vitamin B12) and adrenocortical insufficiency (adrenal gland failure).

While a treatment course is not available, suffers of Leucoderma are advised to avoid stress, stop using harsh soaps, avoid cosmetics and powders with “triggering” agents, eat more iron rich foods, avoid citrus fruits, and shell fish.

Tinea Versicolor

A less serious and much more common cause for white skin spots is due to a fungal infection called Tinea Versicolor which is a harmless and common.

Tinea versicolor is present on most skin and washing regularly to remove excess yeast and dead skin cells works well for most people.

However, in some people with a weakened immune system, this condition takes over – especially during the humid summer months – resulting in abnormal pigmentation and unsightly white spots on the skin.

Researchers have found that this condition is more prevalent in teens and young adult and affects those with oily skin more than those with dry skin.

It also affects those (regardless of age) who live in humid areas.

How To Treat White Spots

The typical treatment for tina versicolor involves the use of antifungal creams, soaps, oral prescription medications and steroids which have terrible side effects on the skin.

Salicylic acid has also been used with some success to rid the skin of yeast.

The restoration of normal skin color can anywhere from a several months to a year – this is a slow process – and may require multiple treatments to obtain the best results.

Many people have also tried an herbal skin lightening cream that helps to even out skin tone providing a smoother - almost creamy - looking complexion....

For some people this happens in matter of weeks.

It's important to stay away from those toxic medication or skin destroying steroids. It is best to use natural healing ingredients like grapefruit seed extract and shea butter

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