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Hello Parts of my skin wont naturally tan or take fake

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Hello

Parts of my skin wont naturally tan or take fake tanning products is there anything to do to make it look more natural. My parts are areas on my chest which don't seem to have any obvious scaring.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Family Physician replied 4 years ago.
It is likely that you have of Pityriasis versicolor (also known as tinea versicolor). This condition is caused by a common (and harmless) fungal infection of the top layer of the skin.
http://cks.nice.org.uk/pityriasis-versicolor#!topicsummary

Here is some information on treatments. Typically we start with one of the dandruff shampoos containing either ketoconazole or selenium)
http://cks.nice.org.uk/pityriasis-versicolor#!scenariorecommendation:1

Here is some additional information
http://www.dermnetnz.org/fungal/pityriasis-versicolor.html