Being the natural covering of the body, our skin is continuously exposed to the harshest of elements that nature can throw at it for the rest of our lives. There is the heat of the sun that can damage the skin, changes in temperature that can wither the skin or make it oily and moist, dust and dirt that can block the numerous pores on our skin which can cause problems or cause microbial infections and many more.
Due to it being exposed to all these harmful agents, it is only natural for the skin to develop imperfections, scaling, peeling and many more. It is also reality however, that people are quite conscious of how their skin looks like, and can panic or be worried once certain skin problems start to appear. One of the most common skin problems that cause a certain degree of worry are red dots on skin. This is because red spots are quite visible, especially if you have fair or white skin. There are many different causes for red spots however, and certain types of spotting on the skin can have certain remedies to them as well.
Probably the most common cause of red spots on the skin is the environment. As mentioned above, the skin is perpetually exposed to the harshness of the environment, as well as the dirt and allergens that can be found in it. Red spots are a common reaction of the skin to these irritants. Thankfully, spots caused by the environment disappear only after a short period of time. A quick wash with some cool water and mild antibacterial soap should do the trick.
Another type of red spots that may develop on the skin is angiomas. It might sound like a scary skin condition, but it actually is not at worse as it seems. Angiomas are simply overgrowth of blood vessels on the outer layers of the skin. Due to stress or age, certain blood vessels lose their strength and develop overgrowths. Being near to the surface, these overgrowths are what you see as red spots. These are not contagious or harmful, but can be unsightly though, and can be difficult or impossible to remove.
Then there are the red spots that are actually symptoms of a skin disease or an underlying condition. Common red spots that belong to this type are petechiae, which are small flat spots that develop under the skin. The reason that they are flat because petechiae are manifestations of bruising under the skin and can either be caused by trauma, or symptoms of hemorrhagic fevers, fungal infections and many more. Psoriasis can also manifest red spots and over time, will bunch up to form unsightly scaling of the skin, which can make them, look quite unsightly. Unfortunately, there is not cure for this condition, but there are medications and remedies that can help reduce the symptoms.
In general, red spots are quite common and should not be a cause of worry. IF you feel like the red spots persistently appear and that something might be wrong, going to a doctor will surely help you with your problem.