Heard about Chantelle Brown-Young; a famous supermodel who has set the world of fashion on fire? What’s new about her you ask, since everyone seems to be doing it at some point in their careers. Well, Chantelle Brown-Young is vitiligo challenged, but guess what? She’s a model and is comfortable in her own skin.
Chantelle doesn’t model for plus size clothes, when we say ‘comfortable in her own skin’. In fact, the model suffers from Vitiligo (a skin condition) and she has braved the fashion bastion, going beyond the stereotypes of ‘flawless skin’ and ‘super-perfect looks’- walking the ramps at famous fashion weeks and for eminent designers too.
Not everyone would have the courage to brave the world suffering from Vitiligo. But all hope isn’t lost- if you too suffer from Vitiligo, here is your chance to learn how to remedy the condition at home. Please read on and learn more!
What is Vitiligo?
Our skin, hair and eyes have a special pigment that brings about the colour to them- deprivation of the pigment leads to white patches appearing on the surface of the skin- Vitiligo thus forms. The ‘special cells’ mentioned are ‘melanocytes’ – responsible for colour production and pigments. Death of these cells results in the whitening of the skin, the hair and the eyes too.
Is it an autoimmune disorder?
Assumptions for the same have been made; however, it is the immune system that destroys, attacks and behaves erratic with the ‘melanocytes’. Some blame sunburn or emotional stress as being the causes for Vitiligo too.
- Eyes, to name a few
Spending a bomb on skin issues isn’t the only way out, not when your kitchen at home has magical remedies to help do away with Vitiligo. Here are the best 5 tips!
Papaya is known for its powers to revive the ‘melanin’ cells in the body. The fruit when chopped and rubbed over the affected areas, works like magic. Let the juice of the fruit dry completely after application- topically the fruit does wonders, but you can consume the juice of papaya too.
Effective and cheap, red clay has plenty of copper traces in it- a mineral that helps restore pigmentation. Two tablespoons of red clay is what you’d need to add to a tablespoon of ginger juice. The mixture when ready should be cold to feel; rub the mixture everyday over the affected areas and allow it to dry. The rubbing effect helps stimulate blood flow and restores the colour of the skin.
Don’t go by its miniature size- Duckweed is easily available in ponds and lakes anywhere in the world. The watery weed is ‘lignan’ rich- an active ingredient that restores skin colour. Grinding duckweed into a paste and adding a teaspoon of natural honey to it would be the best DIY remedy. For the best results, drink the juice of duckweed – twice post meals, daily!
The good old spice- turmeric is known since time immemorial for its healing properties. The easiest DIY remedy for anyone suffering from Vitiligo as well- turmeric would purify the blood and restore the skin colour too. For this you would need to chop a cup of turmeric into tiny pieces and the same amount with raw ginger too. Add to this the juice of five limes and blend well in the mixer. For taste, a pinch of pepper and salt can be added- one must consume two teaspoons of the concoction prior to lunch and dinner- daily!
High with medicinal properties and very valuable as a food product too- Goosefoot has plenty of vitamins, folic acid, minerals and protein, along with folic acid in it. Eating Goosefoot twice a week for two or more months would be nice. Even the juice of Goosefoot when applied on the patches thrice everyday would show a marked difference as well.
We hope this information comes in handy. Please remember, you should consult a dermatologist before trying any of the remedies mentioned at home. The article has been written through pure research only!