Normally, the color of hair and skin is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. It may most likely be an autoimmune disorder. These diseases happen when your immune system mistakenly attacks some part of your own body. In vitiligo, the immune system may destroy the melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin. It is also possible that one or more genes may make a person more likely to get the disorder.
Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with darker skin. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious.
Today, vitiligo is a treatable condition, though treatment can take two years or longer to regain pigment, and repigmentation may not be 100%.
Treatment for vitiligo may restore color to the affected skin. But it does not prevent continued loss of skin color or a recurrence. Typical Treatment includes :
- Vitamin D.
- Skin camouflage.
- Topical corticosteroids.
- Topical pimecrolimus or tacrolimus.
- Ultraviolet Therapy (PUVA)
Steroid cream are usually very effective but they are not recommended for long term usage as they are packed with side effects. Rather than suppressing our immune system with steroids, the natural way is to nourish our immune system.
Here are some good natural remedies that you can use to treat vitiligo.
- Turmeric Powder
- Coconut Oil
- Papaya Juice (Drink Juice, Rub Pieces on Discolored Patches)
- Red Clay
- Goosefoot Leaves
- Stress Management (Biggest factor of autoimmune disorders)
- Copper Mineral
- Drink lots of water
- Lime Juice
- Basil Leaves
- Wild Honey + Turmeric Powder (1 teaspoon) + 1 small pinch of black pepper + 1 glass of water (drink)
- Vitamin C and D
- Garlic Cloves
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Aloe Vera
As for Nutrition Wise, I highly recommend :
Grape Seed Extract, Probiotics, Fish Oil, and Multivitamins.