Mottled skin color, or mottling, is when blood-vessel changes in the skin cause a patchy red or purple look. Blood vessels can be affected by increase or decrease of body temperature, aging, blood disorders or heart disease. This mottling can cause changes in melanin and bacteria growth on the skin. It occurs without pain and can be a sign of other unknown conditions.
If underlying threats to health have been addressed, mottling can be treated with chemical peels, photorejuvenation and laser resurfacing. Or you can opt for a less "irritating" route by using a topical cream or scrub, such as Dermalogica Daily Clean Scrub, a unique three-in-one treatment that resurfaces and smooths the skin without causing irritation or redness, or derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub, which uses gentle natural sand grains to comfortably slough away the appearance of scarring, fine lines and wrinkles as it imparts vitamins and oils to promote a healthy texture and tone.
Wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen is a must, as a single day spent in the sun can undo months of treatment and progress. Check out Citrix Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 40, which uses a powerful blend of both antioxidants and sun-protectants.