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8 Effective Natural Home Remedies For Vitiligo

The colour of our skin is just due to the pigment called melanin present in our body. Due to the destruction of these pigment cells called melanin in the body, human skin develops chalk like white spots or white patches. This thing in our body is known as Vitiligo. The problem of vitiligo is more visible in people having darker skin. Vitiligo is a chronic disease which starts with small areas of the skin and spreading to larger areas of the skin as time passes. People within the age limit of 10 to 30 are more prone to vitiligo. According to research around 30 % of the people suffering from vitiligo the skin begins to re-pigment naturally if exposed to the natural heat.

There are no definite causes identified for the development of problem like vitiligo but It is considered as an auto immune problem which attacks the pigment skins causing those uneven patches. Symptom of vitiligo is the de-pigmented patches on the skin that can be seen on parts of body.These de-pigmented patches are more common in the areas of the body that are exposed to the sun such as arms, face, lips, hands and some parts of feet.

Here, Are Some Natural Homemade Remedies Of Vitiligo:

1. Use Sun Protection Screen:

If you are affected by the problem of vitiligo, then it is recommended that you need to use a sunscreen lotion of at least 30 on your skin [1]. The lotion must also be offering you protection against both UVA and UVB so that you get good protection from the harmful rays of the sun that can further harm your body. This will help in reducing the vitiligo signs to some extent not fully. It can be used by applying the lotion every time you go out in the sun as sunscreen lotion helps to protect your skin from sunburn and long term damage like problems like vitiligo.

Use Sun Protection Screen

2. Using Cosmetics:

Person who is suffering from the problem of vitiligo can cover all the white spots by use of make-up products or the cosmetics like the concealer [2]. All the concealing cosmetics will reduce the white spots or patches on your skin and self tanners will help in concealing the light-coloured patches on your skin by adding color to the lesser pigmented areas all over the skin. These colours will not wash off easily and will gradually fade off as dead skin develops in the skin.

Using Cosmetics

3. Protect Skin from Cuts:

Protecting is one of the things that you must be careful of when your body is already suffering from the problems like vitiligo skin conditions is that you should reduce the cuts on skin as far as possible [3]. A small cut on your skin will not just add to the pain and bleeding problems but it will also boost the chances of developing vitiligo in these affected areas by reducing the melanin pigment.

Protect Skin from Cuts

4.  PUVA Treatment:

PUVA treatment or PUVA therapy is considered as one of the popular vitiligo home remedies that you can think [4]. The drug that is being prescribed by the doctor can be taken orally. All those chemicals that are present in this therapy reacts with the ultraviolet light and this will help in reducing the white patches developed on your skin or the body. The areas where you find these white patches of the skin must be exposed to sunlight or UV light in timed sessions for many days in order to notice visible differences on the skin.

PUVA Treatment

5. Turmeric and Mustard Oil:

Turmeric and mustard oil is one of the natural home remedies for vitiligo that will help your skin to effectively reduce white patches developed on your skin [5]. It can be used by taking about 250 ml of organic mustard oil in a container and mixing it with 5 full teaspoons of turmeric powder. Remember, that this mixture must be mixed properly. Apply the mixture to the affected areas of your skin and leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it after 15 minutes and pat it dry. This should be repeated for at least two times a day and for about 15 to 20 days to see visible change in the color of the white patches on your skin.

Turmeric and Mustard Oil

6. Drink Water Stored In Copper Vessel:

Drinking water that has been stored in copper vessel is one of the effective home remedy for vitiligo that does take a lot of time to show visible changes in the skin [6]. Remember to drink only if you have symptoms of vitiligo as water imbibes all the necessary minerals from the copper vessel. The main advantage is that it will help in increasing the production of melanin in your body and your skin will show reduced whiteness.

Drink water stored in Copper Vessel

7. Radish Seeds

The main advantage of radish seeds in the problem of vitiligo is that they are found to be effective in the regeneration of melanin in human skin [7]. You can use it by crushing about 50 grams of radish seeds into a fine powder and mixing it with about 60 to 70 ml of vinegar to make it a thick and a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas of the skin every day leaving it there for 20 minutes and wash it off. This should be repeated for six months and you will see skin darkening over the white patches on the body.

Radish Seeds

6. Psoralen Seeds:

Psoralen herb is known to be an effective natural herb for vitiligo that can be a home remedies [6]. You can use the seeds of this herb to treat vitiligo problems by soaking about 25-26 grams of tamarind and about 2-3 teaspoons of Psoralen seeds in water for about 4 days. Dry them and then grind it into a smooth paste with the same water and apply this paste on the white patches every day for a month by leaving it there for 15-20 minutes and then washing it off. Repeat daily once or twice to see a reduction in the white patches on the skin thus reducing the problem of vitiligo.

Psoralen Seeds

I hope these natural remedies will help you out. So try it to reduce the problem of skin like the one vitiligo!