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Check Out The Major Causes Of Dark Spots On The Body

Hyperpigmentation or dark spots on your legs and body can occur for a variety of reasons. Below are some of the major causes of dark spots on the body:

1. Overexposure to the sun:

Excessive sun exposure and UV damage are the most common causes of dark patches. UV rays cause your skin to create melanin in order to defend itself. However, some parts of the skin may produce too much melanin, making them look darker than the rest of the body. Sunspots and skin cancer can develop as a result of prolonged sun exposure.

2. Shaving Incorrectly:

Improper shaving practices can result in strawberry skin, which is a small black patch on the legs. This is distinct from hyperpigmentation in that it appears in a pattern that closely resembles the pores and hair follicles of the skin.

Ingrown hair, plugged pores, rough dark patches, and tiny lumps are all symptoms of this harmless skin problem caused by using old and dull razors.

3. Melanoma:

Melanoma, a kind of skin cancer, can cause black and brown blotches on your legs. These patches usually appear on the lower thighs and change color and size over time. Excessive exposure to UV rays and the use of sunbeds for fake tanning cause melanoma on the skin. If you detect any changes in the black spots on your legs, have them checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

4. Obstructed Pores:

The pores in your legs, like those on your face, can become clogged with germs, dead skin, and sebum. Acne-prone skin, in instance, produces more oil and sheds cells at a faster rate. As a result, little black patches will appear on your legs.

5. Folliculitis:

Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus or by non-infectious causes such as inappropriate shaving, waxing, and wearing tight clothing. This causes red, itchy acne-like lumps to appear on your legs, which darken with time.

Folliculitis that is mild may go away on its own. However, if the infection is not treated, it can lead to persistent scarring and other skin problems in the long run.

6. Keratosis:

Keratosis pilaris, sometimes known as 'chicken skin,' is a skin disorder marked by little red or brown bumps on the skin caused by excessive keratin production, which inhibits hair follicles and causes pimples.

Although there is currently no treatment, skin care procedures such as exfoliating and moisturizing can help to enhance the appearance of your legs by reducing the rough texture of your skin.

7. Diabetic Dermopathy:

Diabetic dermopathy is a disorder that causes dark spots to appear on the lower thighs. Shin spots, as these marks are commonly known, are common in diabetics over the age of 50. There are no known causes for this ailment. The spots, on the other hand, are thought to be caused by broken blood vessels near to the skin's surface. Once the sugar levels are under control, they tend to fade.

Skin darkening on the legs can be caused by a variety of underlying disorders as well as external influences. If an underlying issue is causing your dark spots, treating it may help to fade them.

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Source: Healthline

Link:https://www.healthline.com/health/home-remedies-for-pigmentation#causes

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