THE TOP EIGHT CAUSES OF BLOTCHY SKIN
1. EXCESSIVE SUN EXPOSURE
The sun produces invisible UVA and UVB rays that can damage the skin. Enjoying the sunshine is vital for your vitamin D levels, but too much can cause sunburn, red, blotchy skin and even skin cancers.
It only takes a gentle effort to remove dead skin cells and impurities from your face.
Over-exfoliating will rub your skin the wrong way and you’ll risk leaving it inflamed, red and blotchy.
Avoid gritty or rough scrubs that could damage the delicate skin on your face.
Instead, use a gentler exfoliator such as NIVEA’s Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Face Scrub, which contains ultra-fine particles that gently exfoliates for radiant smooth glowing skin.
There are several types of allergic reactions that can cause skin blotches, including:
- Allergic contact dermatitis
Most of these reactions are not life threatening but they can cause discomfort and embarrassment.
This common disorder causes red blotches on your face and neck. Over time, the redness can become more intense as blood vessels become more visible.
5. EXTREME WEATHER
Extreme temperatures can cause your skin to break out in a blotchy heat rash.
High winds can also cause chapping and blotchy patches, especially on dry days.
Blotchy skin can sometimes occur when you find yourself in a stressful situation.
Sometimes blotchy skin from stress will also fill with itchy, inflamed hives and cause the problem to spread.
Don't get us wrong, exercising is essential for leading a healthy lifestyle. But, it can be a trigger for red blotchy skin.
When your heart rate and temperature rises during exercise your heart pumps more blood to your vital organs, including your skin.
8. DRINKING ALCOHOL
Sulfites, used to preserve wine, can cause the small blood vessels in your face to open more than usual. Blood can then rush to your skin’s surface more quickly and bingo – you end up with a red blotchy face!
A whole range of factors could cause your skin to become blotchy or discoloured.
Below are the most common triggers and underlying conditions standing between you and a clear, balanced complexion:
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