Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes of darkened spots on skin?

The medical term for darkened skin spots is melasma. This happens when an overactive melanocyte is making too much melanin. Melanin is a pigment.

3 main causes of darkened skin spots:

1. High levels of insulin or insulin resistance

2. High levels of estrogen

3. Stress (high cortisol)

When it comes to remedies for darkened skin spots, it’s important to identify what’s causing the issue.

What you could do for darkened skin spots:

• Stress (cause) — Take B vitamins and vitamin D3

• High estrogen (cause) — Consume more cruciferous vegetables and sea kelp

• Insulin resistance (cause) — Do the healthy keto diet and intermittent fasting

Last updated: Feb 23, 2024 15:29 PM