What's Going On With My Skin??

Little White Spots

 

Okay...I'm not really asking What's Going On With My Skin.  I know exactly what it is and chances are there are millions of you asking yourselves this question.  Most of you don't even think to go ask a physician, because it's not that big of a problem to you.  It is not to me either!  I started noticing several years ago that in the warmer weather when I was outdoors a lot I would begin to tan.  I tan very quickly with little sun exposure.  I very rarely sunburn, which is nice and I get a nice dark tan in about one-tenth the time it takes most people to tan to the degree that I do.  But what I noticed a while back that there would be tiny little spots on my skin that would not tan at all. 
At first I just figured that I was getting older (I hate saying that) and maybe my melanin production was not up to par.

 

Okay...I could live with that.  However, being a registered nurse, I asked one of the docs I work around about it one day and he told me that it was a skin fungus called tinea versicolor.  It is a fungus that is caused by a type of yeast that lives on your skin. 

The infection or fungal growth can happen for any of the following reasons:

  • You have oily skin

  • You live in a hot climate

  • You sweat a lot

  • You have a weak immune system

Because the yeast grows naturally on your skin, tinea versicolor is not contagious. The condition can affect people of any skin color or any age group.

Mine tends to show up with sun exposure when I have been working in the yard...and you all know I love to do that and do it often!!  It only involves a couple of small places on my arms....kind of weird.

 

 

This is my arm and you can see these little white spots.  They won't be there for long!!

 

 

 

So...what's a person to do.  Well you could go visit a dermatologist.  Most likely they will give you something to take by mouth and a topical anti-fungal to use on the affected area. 

That isquite a lot of time and money to spend on something that had a really simple solution.  I go to Walgreens and buy a dandruff shampoo. 

You know that I have talked about Selsun Blue "Naturals"with 3% salicylic for acne prone skin or occasional break-outs.  But this time I recommend Selsun Blue (or I buy the Walgreen's brand)  that contains 1% Selenium Sulphate.  Just put it on your bath loofa sponge....or I use it on my body brush (Love Love Love) and I just let it sit while I shave my legs. Simple, easy and cheap.

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he Selsun Blue with Selenium Sulphate sells for$9.79.  Walgreen's Brand sells for $6.99

 

 

I have to share with you the body brush that I love so much.  I have seen some of these selling for $35, $45, $55 and more.  This one I purchased from amazon.com for $19.57 with free shipping.  You can't beat that!!  It is a great size...it's quite sturdy...and it is powerful.

It is the PRO 4 in 1 Skin Care Facial Brush Cleanser and Facial Massager system by Xtech for Exfoliation and Microdermabrasion, Acne, Blackheads and Dead Skin Removal.  I love it and for the quality... you can't beat the price.

 

I place a couple of my rings beside the brushes so that you could get an idea of the size of the system.   I absolutely love this system.  $19.57 and you get the brush handle, the face brush, the buffing sponge, the pumas stone and,  the large 3.25" body brush.         https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A19CO4O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Tinea Versicolor is probably one of the most common skin conditions, but it is so easily treated with this common drug store item.  Go for it!  I do!

 

I am all about saving a "buck".  If I can spend less on things I use a lot, then I have more to spend on experiences with friends and family and I love that.  So get ready...I am going to share with you soon, some of my favorite make ups.  You REALLY don't need to be spending a lot there!!!  I used to use a foundation that cost me $65 a pop.  Now my all time favorite foundation costs me $6 and I love it more than any I have ever used.  Watch for it1

Until then...

Blessings to all of you,

Cathy

Come,...let us walk in the light of the Lord.  Isaiah 2:5