5. New moles
The vast majority of moles are totally harmless and are just a part of your body. However, if you notice new moles appearing or if the ones you have start to change colour or size, you should get them looked out as soon as possible. Your doctor can perform a biopsy on the mole and make sure that it’s nothing for you to worry about.
6. White patches in your skin
If you’re suddenly seeing white patches in your skin, especially in your hands, you could be dealing with vitiligo. Vitiligo, seen in supermodel Winnie Harlow, means that your skin can no longer make pigment and turns white. It happens when melanocytes cells are killed by your immune system, so if you notice white patches in your skin, make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible.
7. Excessive sweating
If you’re prone to excess sweating you’ve probably noticed it by now, but other than upping your deodorant and hygiene game, what have you done about it? Well you should probably see a doctor as excessive sweating is a common side effect of Graves’ Disease, an autoimmune disease which affects your thyroid. The disease causes your skin to become thinner and extremely itchy, sometimes never stopping. If you’re sweating a lot and feeling more itchy than usual, get yourself to a doctor immediately!
8. Spots and blackheads
Who doesn’t get an outbreak of spots from time to time? It happens to us all, especially when we’re going through our teenage years, and it could be caused by skin oil clogging your pores, digestion problems, or even a hormone imbalance. Make sure you up your skin care game and if that doesn’t make a difference, ask a doctor for advice.
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