Calcium Deposits in Skin

What Causes Calcium Deposits?

Calcium deposits are caused by various factors such as:

Excesses of dietary protein and fat;

High levels of alcohol consumption;

Obesity; and/or

Acne vulgaris (acne) which is a skin disease characterized by the formation of acne-like lesions on the face, neck, chest, back or abdomen. Acne may be caused due to certain environmental factors like sun exposure, pollution or other diseases.

Causes of Calcium Deposits on Face Removal

The most common cause of calcium deposits on face is excessive intake of animal products. Excessive intake of meat, fish, eggs and dairy products leads to accumulation of excess amounts of calcium in your body.

You may get calcium from these foods if they are not properly cooked before eating them. If you eat too much animal product then you will accumulate excess amount of calcium in your body resulting into calcification on your face. This process is usually accompanied by fat deposits on face leading to the formation of ugly looking pimples and acne on your face.

Calcification can also happen due to excess consumption of certain supplements. Some people take excessive amounts of calcium supplement pills in an attempt to protect their bones from osteoporosis when they become older.

This can have serious side effects such as calcification in different parts of your body such as your heart or brain. In this case the amount of calcium in your body becomes too much to handle so the excess is eliminated through your skin and deposited into your face.

The third cause of calcification is by eating large amounts of acidic food or drink. Calcium carbonate is a well known skin care product that can be found in most over the counter (OTC) products used for skin whitening and lightening.

Excessive intake of this compound may cause skin lightening effects in some people.

Removing Calcium Deposits

Removing Calcium Deposits from your body is actually very easy. All you need to do is stop eating animal products, stop taking supplements and cut out all acidic food and drinks.

If you continue to consume these things then excess amounts of calcium will continue to deposit in your face.

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