On an interview with Elle Canada some time ago, Penelope Cruz was quoted saying that, “My definition of beauty is without rules. It can be the face of a beautiful 90-year-old woman that is full of stories and emotion. Beauty is what somebody’s eyes communicate.” When you’re happy or sad, you can always fake it with a smile but, your eyes will still give you away. That’s how we know that beauty takes more than just a wrinkle-free skin.

Skin is like a map

In many ways, your skin is a map of your collective life experiences. By looking at a person’s face and staring into her or his eyes, you can tell whether or not that person is having an abundant life —comfortable, happy and away from depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, your skin can literally appear like a map, particularly when it becomes blotchy.

Listed below are just 7 of the common causes of skin blotchiness, how these can be prevented and how the blotchiness these can cause may be relieved:

1Extreme drops and spikes in the surrounding air temperature

That includes indoor temperature and temperature due to extreme weather conditions. One of the primary remedies is to use sunscreen for sensitive skin to prevent harsh ingredients from causing skin irritation. A lot of sunscreen formulas can be highly irritating, further causing blotchiness which can easily also lead to blemishes and permanent damages to the skin structure and texture. 

2Anxiety and stress

When we see people suddenly turning red out of embarrassment or panic attack, they are experiencing these two conditions which makes their skin blotchy. If you often experience these symptoms, try to work on your relaxation techniques so that you don’t allow yourself to get carried away by emotionally charged discussions nor allow nervousness, such us when presenting to a crowd, get to your nerves.

Giving yourself a daily dose and balance of sufficient sleep, good eating habits and a workout will also help you build a more resilient mind, body and skin.

3Simple or chronic skin irritations

When you are experiencing skin blotchiness on a continuous basis, you may be suffering from an allergy. Take mental notes of how your diet may be causing the allergy and how your products may possibly be feeding the irritation too. Read through product labels to determine possible allergens. Stop using those you suspect may be causing your skin to become blotchy.

4Excessive sun exposure

Sometimes the blotchiness is so noticeable on skin that it almost appears like chloasma. In which case, improve skin blotchiness by applying Dermisa Skin Fade, made with 2% hydroquinone, on affected areas only. You should also lessen sun time and choose the early morning sunshine only to bask in its glory. Wear protective clothing when you need to walk outside way past the morning sun.

Excessive sun exposure


This skin condition is passed on from generation to generation. If you’ve noticed chronic skin reddening after you turned 30, rosacea is possibly at work. Since rosacea is caused by leaking nerves then, the condition in which case, cannot be simply treated by topical procedures. This condition calls for a lifestyle overhaul. Help your veins recover its health by eating only fresh foods.

6 Polycythemia Vera

This is a condition where there are too many blood cells being produced by your body. Eventually, this condition makes skin on both your face and body appear blotchy. To treat skin blotchiness in this case, you have to treat the underlying medical condition first so that better looking skin can follow.

7 Constantly changing air moisture

When air around you is so dry, your skin’s pores tend to become larger, losing plenty of moisture in the process. That’s not all. Dry air also causes your skin to look blotched and even appear irritated. To prevent this condition, keep your body hydrated throughout the day. Quench your thirst with energized or mineralized water. Alternate with super nutritious and uber hydrating fresh veggies and fruits smoothies. 


Blotchy skin does get in between you and truly beautiful skin but, it doesn’t have to be that way. With plenty of know-how and the heart to commit to what needs to be done, you can see your skin transformed in health and in appearance because you deserve nothing less. Remember, the products that you are using will never be able to solve your healthy skin equation alone. You need to bring in positive changes to your lifestyle too.