What are white skin spots?
White skin spots are small white spots that appear on your skin. They may cause itchiness or feel tender, but they can also be painless. While their appearance can worry people, they are usually nothing serious.
The term ‘white spots’ describes a variety of different spots. When there are other symptoms alongside the white spots, it can help you to work out what type of skin condition you have.
Different types of white spots:
- tiny white bumps on the surface of the skin
- larger areas of skin that are lighter than your natural skin colour
- white lumps of skin
White spots may cause itchiness or be tender, but they can also be painless. Depending on your skin tone, white skin spots may look different from what you expect. Studies of skin conditions have not always included non-white skin tones, so speak to a doctor or specialist skin doctor (dermatologist) to identify your skin condition.