Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSkin Conditions · 2 months ago

Why does skin go whiter after being touched? ?

Only something I really noticed now. After I press my thumb to my hand for example, the skin there goes white, for like 6 seconds. Even if the touch is light this still happens. Why does this happen to us? Is there a reason? Just curious I guess. 

2 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    That's blood being forced out of the capillaries(idy biddy blood vessels) and when you stop pressing, blood flow returns to normal. 

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    your cutting off the blood supply

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