Blotchy skin refers to discolored skin and skin that has an uneven tone. It may occur on your face or on your body. In most cases, red, blotchy skin is generated by inner disturbances. This article will focus on the causes of blotchy skin and also provide effective treatment suggestions.
Effective treatment suggestions
There are certain skin conditions which make the skin become blotchy. The main conditions are:
- allergies that trigger skin reactions
- contact dermatitis
- dry skin
When the lipid barrier of the skin is breaking down, environmental factors are allowed to cause more damage. Bumps and pimples might be produced then. An existent skin disorder left untreated is very likely to produce discoloration or to enhance the red patches.
HORMONAL ACTIVITY AND BLOTCHY SKIN
- Menopause makes women live in a hormone-deprived state. The menopause onset is around 50 years of age. The hormone decline does not affect only the reproduction function, but also many features that are related to a youthful aspect, such as a beautiful skin. Menopause leads to intrinsic skin aging. The epidermis becomes pale, dry and wrinkled, but most often it just gets blotchy at first.
- Decreased estrogen levels affect skin thickness and moisture and can occur at any age.
- Pregnancy is a time when the hormonal makeup is much changed and some of the endocrine glands generate more hormones than usually. Pigmentation is then exacerbated in areas that come in direct contact with sunlight. This is called melasma.
- Oral contraceptives also elevate hormone levels and this, in turn, may affect the skin. Contraceptive pills are loaded with hormones.
- The thyroid gland may also affect skin and make it blotchy. Thyroid hormones affect the moisture balance of the skin. When there is too much thyroid hormone, the skin is flushed, sweaty, and warm, but when there is too little, it becomes dry, thick, and coarse.
In a situation when blotchy skin is caused by hormonal activity, supplementing with estrogen can be a very good strategy. This hormone helps maintain the youthful aspect of skin and even has an anti-inflammatory effect. Additionally, estrogen enhances collagen production, which ensures proper skin elasticity. When you supplement it, skin becomes better hydrated, less itchy and shows uniform coloring. Consult with a doctor before taking this and make sure it will not interfere negatively with your progesterone levels.
REMEDIES AND ADVICE
- Avoid applying anything hot on your skin.
- Use tea compresses to soothe your skin – it could be camomile and similar herbs or even green tea, which has an astringent effect.
- Rebuild the lipid barrier and moisturize with the help of over-the-counter creams containing natural extracts.
- Use aloe vera, which has an entire series of benefits to any type of skin.
- Do not use any soap on your face. The detergents in such products can irritate skin and cause redness or enhance it when it’s already there.
- Apply Vitamin E to your skin.
- Apply masks with oatmeal, bananas or peaches if you have skin discoloration on your face.
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