Vitiligo is a rare skin condition characterized by patchy depigmentation of the skin. The patches are most often small and found on the extremities of the body. The loss of pigment is due to abnormal melanocyte function. Melanocytes are found deep within the skin and regulate pigment. Vitiligo is a genetic condition and is sometimes associated with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as thyroid disorders.
For fair skin individuals, the condition is less apparent when avoiding sun exposure and the tanning of unaffected skin. However for darker skins, exposure to sunlight may stimulate melanocytes, allowing pigmentation to restore its original color. There are many costly prescription medicines and surgical procedures that can help treat vitiligo, such as topical steroid therapies and photo therapy procedures.
Although there is no cure for vitiligo, there are many ways to camouflage the appearance without aggressive treatments. In mild cases, the patches can be effectively concealed with makeup. Dermablend Cover Crème is a great full coverage concealing foundation for skin imperfections, such as vitiligo, birthmarks, rosacea, pigmentation disorders, post-operative bruising, scars, burns, and tattoos. Cover Crème is an opaque, highly pigmented foundation that provides 12 hour wear and a flawless complexion in a variety of shades to match your skin tone.
Application is critical to achieve optimum results. Make sure to warm and soften the product in circular motions on the back of your hand until the texture is soft and creamy. Apply directly to the desired area by tapping, pressing into the skin for maximum coverage and blend outward. To finish off the look we recommend using Dermablend Loose Setting Powder. Pat the powder gently in to the skin, over the foundation to set the look.
Products featured in this article: Dermablend Cover Crème, Dermablend Loose Setting Powder.
Sources: Vitiligo National Foundation, Inc. and Vitiligo Guide.
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