Symptoms, conditions and causes

What is the cause of skin discoloration?

Discolored skin patches commonly develop in a certain part of the body due to a difference in melanin levels (melanin is a substance that gives color to the skin and protects it from the sun). Sometimes you may have darkened skin spots, or whitened. Each of these has its own causes and remedies.

If you have dark skin spots

There are few different hormonal causes for the irregular work of melanin resulting in darkened skin spots. Usually this means that melanin is overproduced in a certain area of the skin.

  • Insulin is responsible for lowering the blood sugar levels in your body. Additionally, insulin increases the level of certain hormones called androgens, which are responsible for dark spots on the skin and for acne.

  • If your body has excess estrogen that can be the reason for skin discoloration or dark spots, especially if intermittent fasting and a Healthy Keto diet didn’t resolve the skin condition.

  • Cortisol is a hormone that is being produced when you are undergoing stress, whether mental or physical. If you have chronic stress, this will cause too-high cortisol, which can result in dark spots on your skin.

Remedies for high insulin:

  • Avoid refined carbs and sugar

  • Avoid snacking

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

Remedies for high estrogen:

  • Avoid dairy

  • Consume cruciferous vegetables (natural estrogen blocker)

  • Take DIM supplement (concentrated cruciferous)

  • Take sea kelp

Remedies for high cortisol:

  • Consume B vitamins (nutritional yeast)

  • Consume benfotiamine (fat-soluble B1)

  • Get quality sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Avoid things/people that stress you out

  • Take long walks outside daily (at least 45 minutes)

  • Take magnesium

  • Take potassium

Other causes:

  • Being exposed to too much sun

If you have white skin spots (tinea versicolor)

White skin patches are caused by the type of fungus that is called tinea versicolor. This fungus causes white/lighter spots on the skin, mainly on the chest and back. It does it by blocking melanin (the substance that is responsible for skin coloration).


Apply the following mixture to the whitened skin spots before going to bed:

  • 3 drops of oregano oil

  • 3 drops of grapefruit seed extract

  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

  • 3 drops of apple cider vinegar

  • Build up friendly bacteria levels in the body by doing the following:

  • avoid sweets/carbs

  • take probiotics

  • eat fermented vegetables

Avoid antibiotics

Avoid cortisone creams

Other causes:


Last updated: Jun 14, 2023 14:40 PM