Many vitiligo fighters with facial patches shy away from looking after their skin. They feel when people look at them they see only vitiligo patches. But, is it true? Not looking after yourself (which also include avoiding skin care) can contribute to a negative self-image in vitiligo.
Look around! If Winnie Harlow and Amy Deanna can look beautiful and confident with vitiligo, so can you. All you need is a naturally clean and glowing skin to outshine vitiligo.
Facial oils should be an essential part of any vitiligo fighter’s skin regime. These oils provide intense hydration to our skin and also help with their anti-aging properties. They are plant-based and packed with antioxidants and collagen. And, we all know how good antioxidants are for the vitiliginous skin. Read on to explore these oils that can help you outshine vitiligo and make you look your best.
1. Argan Oil
Argan Oil has been a Moroccan secret for hundred years or more. This wonder oil provides excellent nourishment to your skin, which could be bearing vitiligo induced stress already. It is loaded with antioxidants and fatty acids.
A lot of women love it for its moisturizing qualities. But, it works tremendously well in restoring the elasticity and firmness of your facial skin by providing intense hydration. This liquid gold revitalizes your skin by boosting its radiance. It is quite rich in Vitamin E and helps in curing Eczema and Psoriasis as well. In fact, many naturotherapists feel that argan oil can help people combat spreading of vitiligo too.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Women across the globe swear by Tea Tree Oil as it is antiseptic and therapeutic. It is an alternative medicine for treating and curing acne. One can also use it as a preventive measure for acne-prone skin. It is hardly like oil and more like an astringent. But, it is 100% natural and relatively better than astringent that involve chemicals (which can make vitiligo go worse). You can either use it as a spot treatment or apply it all over the face.
3. Chamomile Oil
The ancient Egyptians and Romans used chamomile oil for its antibiotic as well as antiseptic properties. It naturally soothes skin irritation and redness within minutes. It helps in curing acne by eliminating toxins from the skin and controlling sebum production. It also helps in treating sunburn due to its anti-inflammatory properties. We do recommend a patch test on the wrist before applying it on the skin.
4. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil looks a lot like the sebum found in our skin, and its texture is like a liquid wax. It works wonders for all kind of skin types. It is lightweight and gets absorbed in the skin quickly. In fact, our beauty expert (who herself has vitiligo) uses it as a daily moisturizer. It helps in balancing sebum production when used on oily skin. It penetrates deep down the dry skin effectively. It helps in locking the moisture and boosts the elasticity of the skin. It also helps in skin repair and reduces fine lines.
5. Rosehip Oil
Rosehip Oil, packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, is the newest fad in the skincare industry. Its lightweight and refreshing texture make it suitable oil for all skin types. It is Vitamin A that helps in rejuvenating skin cells and making your skin radiant and supple. The Vitamin C present in rosehip oil helps in reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Rosehip oil can be the perfect addition to your vitiligo beauty regime.
What our beauty expert recommends
You can go for generic oils like Argan Oil and Jojobas Oil for your daily skincare routine. Go for Tea Tree Oil and Chamomile oil if you have acne-prone skin.