How to Deal With Vitiligo?

A person suffering from vitiligo disorder should protect oneself from Sun. Skin that is affected by vitiligo are at high risk of being sunburned which further worsen the vitiligo condition. Fair skinned people can mask the appearance of vitiligo by evading tan. If one is going under depigmentation treatment, then the Sun will cause spots on your skin that will hinder the progress of the treatment.

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Use Sunscreen-

Sunscreen protects the body that is not covered with clothes from sunburn. Chose the sunscreen that has the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 0r above. It should also be labeled as broad spectrum protection or UVA/UVB protection. Try to buy a sunscreen that is water resistant. If you are going outdoors, you must apply the sunscreen 15 minutes before going out. On a cloudy day apply it at every 2 hours. And if you are sweating or were in water, apply it immediately after coming out.

Wear Clothes Offering Sun Protection-

Clothes that have high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) provides skin protection against Sun without the use of sunscreen. All clothing does not have an SPF value, but clothes like full-sleeve denim shirt, white T-shirt and green T-shirt has an SPF value of 1,700, 7 and 10 respectively. To further improve the SPF value of clothing one can also add SPF boosting product to it while washing the clothes.

Avoid Sun lamps and Tanning Beds-

If you want to add more color to your skin then do not use Sun lamps and tanning beds was they can sunburn your skin. You can use cosmetics such as dye, makeup and self-tanner for tanning. Choose a water-proof cosmetic. If you are buying a self-tanner, buy a product that has dihydroxyacetone in it.

Stay Away From Tattoos-

You are at the risk of developing Koebner or Keobenerization while getting a tattoo. When you get a tattoo on your skin, your skin gets wounded and as result within 10 to 14 days you can notice a new patch of vitiligo on your skin.

Try to Gain More Knowledge about Vitiligo-

Try to read and learn more about Vitiligo, ask your doctors about it and also try to connect with other people that are suffering from the same disorder, this will improve the quality of your life. You will be more enlightened about Vitiligo symptoms, treatment, how to deal with it and most appropriate diet and about its every possible aspect.

 

 

 

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