A patchy, white skin on the face is an indication of a skin problem. This happens mainly because of loss of pigmentation in the skin. The process of pigmentation involves a special kind of skin cells known as melanocytes that produces a dark brown pigment which gives a specific skin color to every individual. When the pigmentation process get disturbed due to some reasons, then melanin production of the facial skin goes down and result in white patches on face. Such marks appear not just on face but may also on the skin of various other parts of the body as well.
Anti-Leucoderm is herbal oil for the treatment of vitiligo white patches or dysfunctional ties of melanocytes cells that cause depigmentation resulting in loss of skin colors with irregular white, milky white and pink patches. Irregular white patches skin disorder can occur any where on the whole body but following are the common body parts.
There are several causes that can lead to formation of whitish patches on face. Some of the main causes are as follows:
Leucoderma: This is also referred to as vitiligo disease. Here, the size of the patches grow with passage of time. The leucoderma causes are not clearly known to us. In many cases, it has been found to be an autoimmune disorder. In some cases, it is hereditary and the disease run in families. It can affect people of any age group but are more common in women than in men.
Pityriasis Alba: This is one of the most common cause of white patches on face in children. It is a chronic skin disorder where the white patches mostly appear in the winter. It make the affected part of the skin dry and scaly. The size of the patch is usually 1 or 2 cm in diameter but in some children they can be as big as 20 cm. The cause behind such spots have not yet been found but it can be triggered by stress, heat, smoke, etc.
Nevus Depigmentosus: This is another case of pigmentation problem. These white patches on skin are actually found at the time of birth only. As the child grows, the marks become more and more prominent. This is due to abnormal functioning of the melanocyte skin cells and result in low production of skin pigment. The localized skin lesions of nevus depigmentosus are more stable than that of leucoderma.
Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis: This gives white spots on face that are small in size and are flat and round in shape. It is a genetic disorder and it is often associated with aging. It is more common in men above the age of 40. In this condition, the affected part of the skin becomes thin and the number of melanocyte skin cells decreases. As a result, no melanin is produced at all. Such spots are more visible after prolonged exposure to the sun when the facial skin turns dark except for those patches.
Other Causes: White patches may develop on face after healing of any kind of skin injury. The skin may suffer physical damage due to some accident like burns or by some chemical exposure or by skin inflammation condition like acne. Such white scars happens if the injury causes damage to some pigment producing melanocytes cells so badly that they fail to produce pigment anymore. Tinea versicolor is not a pigmentation problem but a fungal infection that causes white patches on face skin. The fungus pityrosporum ovale is responsible for this condition. It is more commonly found in people who live in hot and humid climates.
Home Remedies to Cure White Spots
You may follow various few home remedies in order to prevent and cure white spots on the face. You must even keep your face clean by washing it with water a number of times in a day. Do not use soap all the time you wash your face except it is a very mild one, or rich in moisturizing oils. After washing your face let gently pat it dry. This will help further prevent fungal infections as they thrive in an unclean, moist environment. You could also rinse your face with a mixture of some apple cider vinegar and water twice in a day in order to keep your face clean as the acidic nature of vinegar kills bacteria and fungi and although reduces white spots.
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How to Cure White Spots on Skin
Another good option for the treatment of the white spots is artificial phototherapy or exposure to sunlight for a quite long time. Melanocytes are cells those are mainly responsible for the pigmentation of the skin. When these cells stop functioning normally even and the production of pigment ceases then white spots can so appear on the skin. Exposure of the affected part of the skin to the light for a long time can effectively help these cells become active and reduce the white patches on the skin. Recent studies those have also shown that it is although possible to transfer the melanocytes from one part of the skin to another. This can eventually help in curing of the white patches completely.
You can also go for some homemade remedies for curing the white patches. Take some radish leaves and grind them to form a thick paste. Add some white vinegar and then set aside the mixture overnight. Apply this over the affected area the next morning and leave the application on the skin for just a few hours. The mixture has some reaction with the skin and within a period of two weeks you will notice a good change in your skin color.
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