Scientists believe that our largest organ is the skin, and it is the most open to the external environment. Therefore, it is the dermis that is most affected by the surrounding world.
It dries and cracks when the air around is too hot and dry, it is weathered by strong frost and changes color when exposed to ultraviolet rays.
But, besides the fact that she reacts to external factors, the processes inside us have a great influence on her condition.
With improper diet and hormonal failure on the skin, inflammation appears. With a lack of vitamins and trace elements, it loses its elasticity and firmness.
One of the reactions to external and internal adverse factors is the appearance of pigment spots. They may be darker or lighter than the base color of the skin, and it also happens that it does differ in color.
Dark skin patches
The most innocuous of them are freckles, which sometimes even give a zest to the appearance and do not require any measures to eliminate them.
But sometimes, especially acutely perceived by women, pigment spots on the body do not look aesthetically pleasing, and then it becomes necessary to get rid of them.
Personally, I do not suffer from darkening of the skin, but my husband always has a standard reaction to the sun’s rays — shoulders, arms, and back are covered with dark spots up to 0.5 cm in diameter.
In order to get rid of this, there are several effective methods:
Boil a couple of tablespoons of rice without salt. Grind in a blender and freeze in ice tins. Then wipe the problem areas with the resulting ice.
2. sour masks
To do this, you can take any sour berry (cranberries, black currants and even strawberries), lemon or sauerkraut. Grind and impose a browning, leaving for 10-15 minutes.
Cucumbers have a pronounced skin whitening effect, so wiping with juice or compresses from the pulp of cucumber very quickly relieve pigment spots.
Light spots on the skin
I always thought that pigment spots are only dark, but last summer I was convinced that it was not.
After several days at the beach, I began to notice that little white specks began to appear on my shoulders.
I did not attach any importance to this, until after a week on my back in the area of the shoulder blades they merged into one large spot. At the same time, the shoulders and even the small of the back were littered with frequent bright patches.
It turned out that the skin was wound up with a fungus that feeds on melanin. He does not bear any danger, but it looks pretty not beautiful. This phenomenon is also called the lichen sun.
I got rid of him by long and diligent treatment, although the method is quite simple:
1. It is necessary to thoroughly wash the skin with a washcloth.
2. Dry with a towel and wait until it is completely dry.
3. Cover with a thick layer of any ointment containing antifungal agents, the whole body. It is necessary to process even the affected places, so that the fungus does not have anywhere to retreat.
4. Give the ointment soak.
This procedure should be done 2 times a day for 1 week. Do not interrupt treatment when the spots stop appearing. Need to complete a full course.
In order to avoid such a problem, in the future, it is necessary to avoid wet skin falling under direct sunlight.
Therefore, buying, I now carefully wipe with a towel. And during physical activity, when there is a chance to sweat, I put on closed clothes.
And how do you fight the manifestation of spots on the skin?