Users' questions

What causes light patches on dark skin?

What causes light patches on dark skin?

In hyperpigmentation, the skin either produces too much pigment or the pigment is deposited deep within the skin, resulting in dark spots. When color is lost, it’s called hypopigmentation, which results in light-colored patches.

What causes dark patches on the face and arms?

Brown: A dark rough patch on skin on the face, arms or legs may be an actinic keratosis, which is a caused by sun damage. 14 Any unusual areas of rough skin that do not respond to moisturizer should be seen by a dermatologist who can diagnose the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment & Skin Care Routine for Rough, Dry Skin

What are the signs and symptoms of dark patches?

Common signs and symptoms of dark patches are: 1 Uneven areas where there are differences in skin color 2 Birthmarks that are present at birth or develop later after birth 3 Raised or sunken dark areas on the skin 4 May begin as a single dark spot and then start spreading

Why do I have rough patches on my face?

Rough bumpy skin can appear on the face and body, including dry, scaly skin on the legs, bumpy patches on the backs of the arms and thighs, and rough skin on the face and neck (often due to shaving). One way to help smooth and soften skin texture is with skincare products that help provide hydration.

Where can you find dry skin patches on your body?

While dry skin patches can crop up anywhere, they often appear on the: 1 elbows 2 lower arms 3 hands or wrists 4 feet or ankles 5 chest 6 knees or lower legs 7 face 8 eyelids

Brown: A dark rough patch on skin on the face, arms or legs may be an actinic keratosis, which is a caused by sun damage. 14 Any unusual areas of rough skin that do not respond to moisturizer should be seen by a dermatologist who can diagnose the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment. Treatment & Skin Care Routine for Rough, Dry Skin

Rough bumpy skin can appear on the face and body, including dry, scaly skin on the legs, bumpy patches on the backs of the arms and thighs, and rough skin on the face and neck (often due to shaving). One way to help smooth and soften skin texture is with skincare products that help provide hydration.

What are the scaly patches on the top of the skin?

Actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis Actinic keratoses are scaly spots or patches on the top layer of skin. With time the spots or patches may become hard with a wartlike surface.

What causes discolored patches on the face and neck?

Certain skin infections may also cause discoloration, such as: Tinea versicolor. This is a fungal skin infection that can cause patches of skin to become lighter or darker. These patches usually develop slowly and can sometimes merge to form larger patches. Tinea versicolor tends to affect the trunk, neck, and upper arms. Ringworm.