This is a chronic spotty condition of the skin, which may have a genetic predisposition, associated with a yeast that lives in one’s hair follicles and skin. 

The appearance is based on skin type, which translates to “lighter” or “darker” spots.

 T.V. is often seen in people who have oily skin, or over secretion of the pilo-sebacceous unit associated with over production of yeast, or excessive sweating, for example, in teenagers, young adults, athletes, and pregnant women.

Humid climates such as summertime or tropical hemispheres aggravate this condition further.