What causes vitiligo?
Have you noticed white patches on your skin? Do these spots seem to soar? If so, you may have a skin disorder known as vitiligo.
Vitiligo is an auto immune disorder that affects the skin pigmentation. These white spots occur because of melanocytes deficiency – cells that are responsible for the production of skin pigmentation or melanin.
What causes vitiligo?
For now, vitiligo is considered as an idiopathic disorder, and is still not known what specifically causes this depigmentation.
It is known as an autoimmune disorder, which may be inherited or caused under severe psychological stress on the skin that is often exposed to the sun or abrasion.
If you suspect you have vitiligo, the first step you need to do is to see a dermatologist who will investigate thoroughly. The doctor will be able to properly diagnose you based on the symptoms. The dermatologist may also recommend ways to treat (topical steroids)
In combination with the prescribed medications, you can try with some natural ways to eliminate and prevent the further spread of vitiligo.
The first thing you need to do is to protect yourself from the sunrays.
Protect your skin from the sun. Even a small exposure to UV rays can cause great damage to your skin. Therefore, use protective creams with high SPF regularly, wear wide brimmed hats and long sleeves if vitiligo appears on your hands. Try every possible way to protect the affected areas.
Use the cover up creams to cover the stains.
There are various effective creams nowadays, that despite the protection from the harmful UV rays, they offer appropriate coloration and texture, which effectively cover the stains and they become unnoticeable. Talk to a pharmacist to obtain the most appropriate cream for this purpose.
Turmeric and mustard oil
Those who tried this product at home, say it’s a great natural asset of which the white patches on the skin are significantly reduced.
250ml mustard oil
5 teaspoons of turmeric powder.
Mix the ingredients well. Apply the mixture on the white spots and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Repeat the treatment twice a day for 20 days. You will notice difference and significantly reduce the depigmented areas.
Use these tips and advices from your doctor, so that you prevent deterioration and the spread of the condition. You will also be more satisfied with your appearance.