Beauties, do you ever get home from a day in the sun with your skin glowing in a goldentan, save for some strange looking white spots over your body? While you may assume that these patches are a natural part of your skin's coloring or even a form of skin cancer, there's usually a more easy-to-fix explanation.
"White spots can be an overgrowth of yeast on the skin," explains Washington, D. C.-based dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi. "It's a common affliction that isn't serious, but won't go away until it's treated. The reason the skin doesn't tan is that the yeast interferes with the production of pigment. Once the yeast overgrowth is corrected, the skin pigments normally."
To combat this problem, Dr. Tanzi suggests using an anti-dandruff shampoo every second day as a body wash, allowing it to remain on the skin for at least five minutes before rinsing off.
She also suggests using an SPF 30 or above with zinc oxide when out in the sun.