3 Types of Skin Discoloration

Skin discoloration is more common than most people think. The immense majority of people have some kind of blemish or spot on their skin. Almost no one has a perfect or spotless skin. Stains on the skin are not always a sign of some kind of health problem, however, is very important to be able to distinguish between a natural birthmark and a potential threat to you. Some of the discolorations on the skin are just normal.

Freckles, birthmarks, stretch marks and acne are all imperfections that are generally nothing to worry about. Unfortunately there are some spots that could signal a major threat to your life.

Conditions of the skin:

Skin discoloration can be caused by many things; some of the causes are very mild while others require medical assistance.

1- The first of the most common problems is the red spots.

These red blotches can be the sign of acne, birthmarks (you can identify them easily as they appear during the childhood).

Blood spots can be a sign of circulatory problems, they could also indicate the presence of other serious diseases like leukemia and lupus. And there is also the cherry angioma which is a harmless genetic condition where red spots can appear in any area of the body.

2- Having blue spots on the skin can also be quite dangerous.

Cyanosis is the name of the condition where people have a blue color on their skin. A bluish color in any part of your body can indicate a general lack of oxygen in that area. Reduced oxygen levels in the body can be caused by blood clots in the blood vessels of the lungs, many respiratory diseases like asthma, pneumonia and bronchitis, drowning, heart failure and toxins in the body.

3- Skin discoloration with white spots may be related to vitiligo.

This condition occurs as the cells responsible for the pigmentation of the skin are not able to function properly. The white spots are very common in the extremities and can be originated from a genetic disorder, virus or oxidative stress.

Avoiding skin pigmentation problems

Some of the blotches can beTomato and broccoli easily removed while others might need a more radical approach. A prolonged exposure to sunlight can damage your skin badly so be sure to use your sunscreen wisely.

The consumption of foods rich in vitamin E and C (for example: papaya, cantaloupe, carrots, potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, brussel sprouts among many others) can aid your body in repairing damaged skin.

Visit your doctor if you have any unusual spots in your skin as it could be related to a health condition.


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