Are You Feeling Embarrassed Due to Vitiligo (White Spots)? Try Out Natural Ways To Treat It

Table of Content

What is vitiligo?

Is vitiligo genetic?

Is Vitligo curable?

Vitiligo in children, women and men

Vitiligo causes

Vitiligo symptoms

Types of vitiligo

Vitiligo treatments

Natural ways to treat vitiligo

Eat Healthy and Nutritious Food

Celebrities with Vitiligo

What is vitiligo?

First of all there is dire need to know what vitiligo is? It is actually a long terms skin condition in which skin starts developing the pale white patches due to the lack of melanin, a pigment in the skin.

Melanin is a compound involve in giving color to the skin and when the cells that produce melanin or melanocytes discontinue functioning or die, white spots appear on the skin. Generally to get rid the white spots on the skin is very touch once they occur.

It can affect the whole body and you can see its visibility any area of skin, but most commonly occurs on the mouth, temples, face, neck and hands, and in skin creases. Vitiligo is usually accompanied by premature graying of hair.

To have the tiny pimple on face robs our peace of mind and in case if you affected by the vitiligo (white patches) on the skin it may cause you mental stress. If you see any of the white patch on the skin you need to take immediate action.

Although it’s not a life threatening illness but causes the mental stress because you start lacking your beauty due to the white patches that start increasing day by day.

In most of the cases not only females but males become the butt of mental stress, lose self-confidence and tend to feel embarrassed to go out.

Is vitiligo genetic?

Vitiligo (white spots) starts affecting the skin near the nose, mouth, temples, face, eyes, neck and other parts of the body.

There are a number of causes it appears the Research suggests that it can happen due to chemical reactions, oxidative stress, neural or viral causes, medical condition, autoimmune disorder and it can be genetic as well.

Is Vitiligo curable?

Don’t need to be upset because it can be can be treated if diagnosed at an early stage. Allopathic sciences recommend lots of treatments for this skin disease and these are habitually painful and costly.

Don’t you worry there are a few natural ways that help you to get rid of white patches at home if you can afford the treatment. It is significant to examine why vitiligo happens and know the different types.

The white patches of the skin are more susceptible to sunburn, so it’s significant to take extra care when going out in the sun. You need to use the high quality sun protection factor (SPF).

Vitiligo in children, women and men

Vitiligo can affect people of all races. The people with the dark skin color are most likely to have the white patches. As compared to women men are most likely to have this skin condition.   

Children can also become the butt of this skin color disorder and the childhood vitiligo differs from the adults. Childhood vitiligo is habitually related with a noticeable psychosocial and persistent effect on the self-esteem of the affected children.

People within the age of 10-30 are liable to vitiligo. The fact that vitiligo is more common in family members of people with vitiligo means that genetics play a role in the disease.

Vitiligo causes

There are a number of factors that contribute in having the white patches on the skin, some of them are mentioned below:

Immune System: a disorder of the immune system leads the melanocytes to die in the skin that leads skin to develop vitiligo.

Genetic: vitiligo is also genetic because in having the sever kind of ailments family history matters a lot.

Other Factors: including the medical condition, chemical reaction, sunburn, extreme stress, viral infection, etc.

Vitiligo symptoms

The occurrence of the vitiligo is just to see the white patches on the skin. It appears on the area of the skin that is expose to sun rays.

Usually it is small white spot and different in color to the rest of the skin color. These white patches are different in shapes and become vulnerable in the sun, you may feel discomfort, irritation and dryness of the skin.

So it is very much essential to treat it at early stages and also use the high quality sun screen to protect it from the harmful UV rays because it can turn into red and cause more discomfort. 

Types of vitiligo

There are two type of vitiligo including segmental vitiligo and non-segmental vitiligo that are further divided in to many categories. Here are some of the types of vitiligo;

Non-segmental vitiligo

  1. Generalized Vitiligo: it’s a common vitiligo that occurs on many parts of the body.
  2. Acrofacial: it is commonly affect the fingers or toes.
  3. Mucosal: This type usually affects around the mucous membranes and lips.
  4. Universal: this types of vitiligo covers most of the body. This is very rare.
  5. Focal: this type is usually occurs in children in which you see the scattered white patches on the different areas of the skin.

Segmental Vitiligo

This type affects only one side of the body. It happens at a younger age, develops for a year or two and then halts.

Vitiligo treatments

Allopathic sciences recommend lots of treatments for this skin disease and these are habitually painful and costly.

The results of the allopathic treatment vary and are unpredictable. Some of the vitiligo treatments have serious side effects.

Here are some of the below mentioned vitiligo treatments:

  1. Drugs
  2. Surgery
  3. Therapies

If you decide to go through any of these above mentioned vitiligo treatments the process may take many months. Even if treatment is effective for a while, the results may not last or new patches may appear.

Before all these medicated treatments the doctor may recommend that you first try improving the look of your skin by applying self-tanning products and also by changing your lifestyle.

Natural ways to treat vitiligo

Although the appearance of white spots on the skin is not permanently curable but you can give a try to some of the natural ways to cure them. You also need to be patience and need to follow these home remedies on regular basis in order to cure vitiligo.

Virgin Coconut Oil: Massage the coconut oil on the affected area daily at night until you get the desired results.

Aloe Vera: Cut analoe vera leaf and rub its gel on the white spots 2 to 3 times a day for few minutes and wash it with plain water after few hours.

Essential Oils

Frankincense Essential Oil: Take few drops of the frankincense essential oil and mix with any of the carrier oil and massage the affected area daily until oil is fully absorbed.

Black Pepper Essential Oil: Take few drops of the black pepper essential oil and mix with any of the carrier oil and massage the white patches daily until oil is fully absorbed.

Bergamot Essential Oil: Take few drops of the bergamot essential oil and massage the white patches daily.

Tea Tree Oil: Take few drops of the tea tree oil and mix with any of the carrier oil and apply on the affected area with the help of cotton ball. Do this once or twice in a day.

Ginger Juice: You need to apply the fresh ginger juice daily on the affected area for half an hour and then rinse with water.

Green Tea: You need to apply the fresh green tea with the help of the cotton ball on the affected area for few minutes and then rinse with water. Do this procedure 2 to 3 times a day. You may drink a cup of green tea twice a day.

Papaya: Cut a piece of papaya and rub it on the white patches for few minutes and wash with plain water.

Mustard Oil and Turmeric: In a jaradd mustard oil and few teaspoons turmeric powder mix them well and on the white spots for few hours and then rinse. Store the remaining oil for further use.

Eat Healthy and Nutritious Food

You need to eat the healthy and nutritious food daily in order to avoid the vitamins deficiency. Because the deficiency of the vitamin B12 can cause anemia and leads to develop white spots on the skin. If you feel the deficiency of the vitamin B12 immediately consult your health care physician and start taking the folic acid and B12 supplements. You can also eat yogurt daily within meals in order to carb the Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Other vitamins that you can benefit from are vitamins C & E, as these are strong antioxidants. Other nutrients include copper, iron, zinc that are very much essential for the vitiligo patient.

A healthy diet full of good nutrients here are some foods that people with vitiligo have to eat

bananas, apples, leafy greens, such as kale or romaine lettuce, chickpeas, root vegetables, especially beets, carrots, radishes figs and dates

Here are certain foods that you should not eat if you are suffering from vitiligo:

Alcohol, blueberries, citrus, coffee, curds, fish, fruit juice, gooseberries, grapes, pickles, pomegranate, pears, red meats, tomatoes and wheat products.

On the whole it can be said that this article is for your assistance you first need to consult your health care physician before self-practice. All the ways to treat vitiligo (white spots) are natural and home remedies that will not work like a magic and you will see the difference in one night. You need to have patience and you can also try out other treatments like medications and creams to get rid of white spots on the skin but it is important to do practice to natural home remedies and eat and healthy diet to reduce the appearance of white spots.

Celebrities with Vitiligo

If you have the vitiligo don’t need to feel embarrassed or stop going out to enjoy your life with friends and family. It’s just a skin ailment you don’t need to be stressful because in this world there are a number of people having vitiligo but living wonderful life with their families. Do you know or not but there are lots of celebrities as well who have the vitiligo (white spots) but they are play their parts happily.

Here is the list of celebrities with vitiligo:

Steve Martin
Joe Rogan
Jon Hamm
Rasheed Wallace
Thomas Lennon
Micheal Jackson

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