Brown spots commonly appear for many people, especially in the aging process, but have you ever noticed white spots? They can appear in all sizes and shapes on just about any part of the human body.

There are 4 common types of white spots you may find on people:

Vitiligo

Source: Vitiligo Research Foundation

Source: Vitiligo Research Foundation

Found as white patches on different areas of the body, vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, where the body’s immune system destroys the skin cells that produce pigments.

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Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis

Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis can be quite small, white spots. It’s unknown exactly what causes these spots, but experts suspect it is possibly due to the body’s natural aging process. It’s typically hereditary and mostly appear in women over the age of 40.

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Pityriasis Alba

This condition is usually found on the neck, upper arms, face, and shoulders of children. It usually starts in the Winter, where patches of the skin are dry and scaly. Sometimes the skin is red and later turns white. When Summer comes, the child’s skin may tan, making all the white spots more visible.

Ptyriasis Versicolor

Source: WebMD

Source: WebMD

Ptyriasis Versicolor is a skin condition caused by yeast. It is the adult version of the Pityriasis Alba as it can also be found on the neck, upper arms, face, and shoulders. When the yeast on the skin is overgrown, it turns into red or white spots.

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Aging and finding unwanted spots on your body can be very disturbing. If you give light therapy a chance, you would find out just how amazing it truly is without the fear of side effects and other risks.