Why is my skin blotchy?

What causes blotchy skin?

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Sporadic patches in which the color tone of the skin changes is known as blotchy skin. This type of skin problem usually appears on the face, chest, and legs. There are many reasons behind blotchy skin, including genetics. There are external factors such as sun damage, which may also cause blotchy skin. However, the blotchy skin due to external factors can be prevented and cured to a certain extent.

Let’s look at some of the reasons behind blotchy skin and its treatment. This should help you to identify the root cause of blotchy skin and its treatment, which may include some ayurvedic products like kumkumadi serum, ayurvedic body lotion, nalpamaradi thailam.


Reasons for Blotchy Skin

Gender plays a part - Both men and women may suffer from blotchy skin. However, it's seen more in women than in men, possibly because of hormonal changes and pregnancy.


Over exposure to sun – It is a fact that you derive vitamin D from sunshine, however, excessive exposure can cause sunburn, skin cancer, and blotchy skin. Protect yourself from sun exposure by using sunscreen. Apply moisturizer before using sunscreen. If your skin is already damaged due to skin exposure, use Kumkumadi serum to help treat the sun damaged skin.




Over-exfoliation of skin - Exfoliating your facial skin once in a while is fine. But if it is going to be a regular regime, you end up with inflamed, and blotchy skin as the skin’s natural repair mechanism gets affected.  Therefore, avoid using rough facial scrubs that could damage the delicate skin. Using facial scrubs dries your skin out, so follow up with a moisturizer such as an ayurvedic face cream or Kumkumadi serum after exfoliating.


Harsh bathing soap bars - When you use harsh soaps or face wash on your skin, it strips off the natural oil, healthy fatty acids and ceramides from the skin. This will result in dry, red and blotchy skin. Make sure to use mild ayurvedic face wash which contains herbs like Alma, Aloe Vera, Honey etc.


Inappropriate skin care ingredients - Remember, no two skins are like. What suited your best friend may not suit you. Meet a dermatologist to know your skin type before buying any of the beauty creams or scrubs. In general, avoid any product that contains too much artificial perfume, silicone and talc as it can aggravate your blotchy skin. Consider using ayurvedic products such as ayurvedic face wash, ayurvedic cream and kumkumadi serum which contain naturally occurring ingredients and do not contain harmful chemicals or preservatives.


Lifestyle - Factors such as excessive smoking and alcohol consumption along with stress is not only bad for inner health, it also takes a toll on the appearance of your skin.  These factors increase the blood pressure that causes the capillary networks of the skin to dilate and spread extensively. Smoking leads to oxidative stress, that is there is insufficient supply of oxygen to the skin. This makes capillaries visible on the skin, leading to red and blotchy skin.



Skipping Sunscreen - Exposure to ultraviolet rays is the cause of early aging, brown spots and saggy skin. Never step out of your home without wearing a good quality SPF cream, sunglasses and head gear. These protect your skin from sun exposure.


Allergies - Some of the allergic reactions that may cause skin blotches are eczema, hives and so on. Another common disorder that leads to red blotches on the neck and face is rosacea.


Ayurvedic Remedies for Blotchy Skin

Now that you know the reasons and causes of blotchy skin, let's walk through the remedies of reducing the redness and blotchiness.  There are many ayurvedic remedies that treat blotchy skin. One such ayurvedic remedy is known as kumkumadi serum/ kumkumadi thailam. Thailam is nothing but the Indian name for ayurvedic oil.


Kumkumadi Serum

Kumkuma is the Indian name for saffron and this is the main ingredient of the Kumkumadi serum. The Kumkumadi serum is made of about 21 to 26 specially concocted herbs. It includes essential herbs such as Manjistha, Turmeric, Sandalwood, and much more. This ayurvedic kumkumadi serum helps to improve your skin's texture and complexion, and remove blotchy skin caused by scars, sunburns, and acne. This kumkumadi serum also removes the blemishes and wrinkles because it has anti-aging properties and makes the skin radiant and beautiful. Kumkumadi serum has got your back in such a situation.


Coconut Oil

Massaging the areas where the skin is blotchy with coconut oil will moisturize the skin. The reason is it contains fatty acids. One of the reasons for blotchiness is the dryness of the skin. This oil has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation and redness.


Ayurvedic Nalpamaradi Tailam/ Oil

Ayurvedic nalpamaradi tailam is prepared on the principles of Ayurveda. This oil is used to treat skin diseases such as eczema, herpes, and scabies. Apply this oil on affected areas of the skin parts. Allow the skin to soak in the oil for 20-30 minutes before washing it off with warm to hot water.


A few home remedies to get rid of blotchy skin


Aloe Vera Wash - Aloe Vera has many skin benefits and is best to treat blotchy skin. It reduces swelling, inflammation and redness while keeping the skin hydrated and moisturized. Regular use of aloe also restores the healthy glow of the skin. Cut Aloe Vera stem and extract its juice. Apply it gently on the areas where the skin is blotchy and leave it for 15 to 30 minutes. Wash it off with water.




Green Tea - Apply paste made of green tea and rice flour on the areas where there is redness or blotches of skin. The anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties get rid of redness and swelling.


Rose Water - Regularly dabbing the skin with rose water will help maintain the smoothness and also tone the skin.


Honey - This is a natural moisturizer that helps soothe the skin and treat uneven skin tone. Honey is loaded with antioxidants that will help reduce the aging spots.


Cucumbers - This vegetable contains antioxidants that help reduce skin inflammation. It has cooling and refreshing properties that rejuvenates the skin. Applying equal portions of cucumber and lemon juice on the inflamed skin will get rid of the blotchiness.


If the skin blotchiness is superficial, then you can try out one of the oils or home remedies mentioned here. Else, it’s wise to meet a reputed dermatologist.





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