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What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a skin condition caused by the loss of pigment of the skin, causing white patches to develop. Men, women, and children of all races are diagnosed with vitiligo; however, it’s most noticeable in people with dark skin. White patches can appear anywhere on the body, but are most common in these locations:

  • Handsvitiligo on hand
  • Face
  • Hair
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Cheeks  
  • Genitals

Symptoms of Vitiligo

On the skin, vitiligo appears as white spots or patches of varying sizes. It can spread without warning and is difficult to predict. It can be either localized to one are of affect several different areas at the same time. Although vitiligo does not typically result in other serious health conditions, it can take a serious  emotional and psychological toll on people who suffer from it.

Vitiligo Causes

This condition affects about 2% of Americans, most commonly between the ages of 10 and 30. In spite of ongoing research, scientists have not been able to pinpoint precise vitiligo causes. However,  these are some factors that make you more likely to develop vitiligo:

  • Heredity
  • Sunburns
  • Chemical exposure
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Emotional distress

How to Camouflage Vitiligo

Unfortunately, there is no cure for vitiligo, but there are many things you can do to camouflage an uneven skin tone and condition your skin in healthy ways. If you are concerned about white patches on your skin, consult a trusted medical professional.

We recommend Porcelana Day Skin Cream, which it contains sunscreen to protect your delicate skin from further damage. Fade creams can help reduce the look of vitiligo and restore a more even skin tone. Other common treatments include cosmetics, UV light therapy, depigmentation of unaffected areas, and skin grafting.