Vitiligo is a condition in which white patches develop on the skin. Any area on the body can be affected, and most people with vitiligo have white patches on many areas of the body.
Causes Of Vitiligo
Melanin is the pigment that gives the skin its characteristic color. Vitiligo is caused by a loss of pigment in the skin, due to the destruction of pigment-forming cells known as melanocytes. The exact reason for the destruction of these cells is unknown.
One possible explanation might be that the body’s immune system destroys the cells, as in other autoimmune conditions. Although vitiligo affects all races equally, it is more noticeable in dark-skinned people.
Here we present you, few natural remedies that will help you remove the white patches from your skin.
Note: Before using any of these solutions, consult your doctor.
It promotes re-pigmentation of the skin as it soothes and heals chronic inflammation. It also has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties. Put some organic coconut oil on the affected area of your skin 2-3 times a day and repeat the treatment for a few weeks.
Mix organic turmeric root powder and a few teaspoons of mustard oil and apply it to the areas where you see white patches on your body. It will help in boosting your immune system. If there are a lot of areas in your body where you see white spots, then you have to increase the amount of oil and turmeric powder accordingly. Apply this mixture to your skin twice daily. You need to use this continuously for a year to see visible and efficient results.
The amazing properties in Manuka honey are off the charts and will treat the white patches on your skin. It will help your skin to glow and to keep its normal color. With Manuka honey, the nutritional content is up to 4 times that of normal flower kinds of honey. This is what is called the Unique Manuka Factor.
You need to first clean the affected area of your skin with soap and lukewarm water then pat the area dry. Apply liquid honey onto the afflicted area and allow it to get absorbed by the skin fully to see good results after few weeks or months of application.
It is needed for melanin production. Take a copper vessel, pour water in it and let it stay overnight at a room temperature and drink it on an empty stomach every morning, as the vessel will release copper ions which aid the production of melanin.
Extract the juice of cabbage from fresh cabbage leaves and apply it to the afflicted area, leave it there for about 10 to 15 minutes and after that rinse it off with lukewarm water. This will help in lowering white patches on the skin.
Vitamin B and C
In some people indigestion causes the development of white patches. Having regular intake of vitamin B will help to remove indigestion issue and also gets rid of white patches. Vitamins C improve the immunity of the body to infections and hence are good for maintaining the skin. Intake of fruits and vegetables containing vitamin C help in proper digestion and reduce the risk of white patches. You can also apply the juices of fruits containing vitamin to the affected areas of the skin.