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Vitiligo Camouflage Makeup Spray Coming Late May 2016

Vitiligo camouflage makeup spray easily covers up vitiligo and other skin imperfections including tattoos, bruises, port wine stains, and piebaldism.

Vitiligo Camouflage Makeup Spray will be a new offering in the Recouleur® family of vitiligo products starting in late May 2016.

Air Stocking works as a camouflage makeup spray.
Air Stocking works as a camouflage makeup spray.

This full coverage makeup that lasts is good for men, women, and children. It comes in five skin tones. It’s water and perspiration resistant. We’re working directly with the manufacturer to bring this wonderful camouflage makeup to you. More details about the arrival of this one step spray makeup to cover vitiligo and other skin imperfections will be announced soon!

Dermatologists Recommend Vitamins for Vitiligo

There are dermatologists and doctors who recommend vitamins for vitiligo.

Dermatologists and doctors are recommending to their vitiligo patients to take vitamins as a help to vitiligo.

Dr. Grimes presents which vitamins are needed for vitiligo
At a 2005 vitiligo conference, Dr. Grimes presents which vitamins are needed for vitiligo

Dr. Pearl Grimes of the Vitiligo and Pigmentation Institute of Southern California also serves on the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee of Vitiligo Support International, Medical Advisory Board of the American Vitiligo Research Foundation, recommends vitamins to her vitiligo patients along with a topical and phototherapy.

Toronto based Dr. Ben Kim who has vitiligo himself, recommends dietary and lifestyle adjustments including supplementation

Dr. Leopoldo Montes, a dermatologist in Argentina, served on the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee of Vitiligo Support International, currently serves on the International Medical Advisory Board of the American Vitiligo Research Foundation, and holds US patent 4,985,443 Method and Composition of Treatment Vitiligo with vitamins. The formulation for Recouleur® dietary supplement is backed by a patent US patent 7,368,131 and has much in common with Montes’ work. Montes’ research supports the use of vitamin therapy for vitiligo. His book Vitiligo: Current Knowledge and Nutritional Therapy is the culmination of 50 years of research and experience. Recouleur® makes it easy to take the recommended vitamins for vitiligo. This article first appeared in our April 21, 2015 newsletter.  Actually, Recouleur® has been dubbed the “vitiligo vitamin.”

Chicago Vitiligo MeetUp April 16

Chicago Vitiligo MeetUp April 16
Saturday, April 16, 2016 10:00 a.m.
Corner Bakery Cafe, Old Orchard Shopping Center
Skokie, IL

We’ll review a new vitiligo treatment guide, provide feedback, support each other.  Please RSVP so we know how many vitiligo treatment guides to bring. The Chicago Vitiligo MeetUp has become an annual event in the spring rotating locations in Chicago and the suburbs. Ideas for topics, locations, activities, and volunteers to help are welcome!

Book Overview: Skin Deep by Dr. Ted Grossbart


Skin Deep by Ted Grossbart Book Review

In Skin Deep, Dr. Ted Grossbart, along with Dr. Carl Sherman, a new way to deal with skin disorders is addressed, based on a new medical field: psychodermatology. Within this field, skin disorders are treated both physically and psychologically, due to the fact that many patients who are affected by skin diseases also have related psychological problems that directly affect their disorder. Dr. Ted Grossbart is a licensed clinical psychologist, as well as a member of Vitiligo Support International’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee.  He was first introduced to the idea that psychological treatment could be combined with physical treatments when he was in graduate school, but he didn’t become involved with psychodermatology himself until years later. Now, he is a leading expert on the subject and uses it often to treat his patients with skin disorders.

Skin Deep: A Mind/Body Program for Healthy Skin Book
Pyschodermatology expert Dr. Ted Grossbart authored Skin Deep along with Dr. Carl Sherman

The book Skin Deep: A Mind Body Approach to Healthy Skin first takes an in-depth look at the skin itself, looking at how it responds to the world. Even though skin disorders are physical, flair-ups and symptoms can be caused by emotional stimulants. Just as other organs in your body respond to stimulants, your skin does as well. It is important to listen to what your skin might be trying to tell you about other aspects of your life, including stress levels.  Dr. Grossbart explains that if you truly want to understand your symptoms, then it is not enough to only regard them as symptoms of a disease. He says that by looking at why your skin behaves in certain ways, along with when and where the symptoms occur on your body, you can see a bigger picture. You can then track and use patterns in order to better understand your disorder and yourself.

In the next section, Grossbart goes on to explain different exercises and techniques you can use to try to change the way you think, including self-hypnosis and relaxation. Achieving these altered states of mind can help you control stress and anxiety, which can improve your mental well-being and allow you to take more control of your body. He includes many different exercises and techniques so that readers can figure out what works best for them. Once you can gain the control over your mental state, you can begin to see progress with the physical symptoms of your skin disorder.

The third section of the book discusses some of the signs of progress of these treatments, which may look different than the quick results of some medicinal approaches. Also, in some cases, patients are not willing to let go of their symptoms for psychological reasons they may not even realize, and this subconscious desire to maintain their disorder could actually stop the treatment from being effective. Grossbart looks at what he calls “ghosts” that may be affecting a patient’s progress. The final section of the book is a directory that contains more specific information about the different skin disorders.

Recouleur® Founder Audrey VanStockum and Skin Deep Author Dr. Ted Grossbart
Recouleur® creator Audrey VanStockum and Dr. Ted Grossbart were keynote speakers at a Vitiligo Support conference

Dr. Grossbart has been the keynote speaker at Vitiligo Support International Conferences in Chicago and Los Angeles, along with Recouleur® founder Audrey VanStockum, who discussed which vitamins are helpful in treating vitiligo and why, along with other lifestyle and natural vitiligo treatment tips for those with vitiligo. Like Grossbart, Recouleur® is ultimately concerned with getting patients the kind of treatment they need in order to combat their skin disorder, which is why Recouleur® strongly recommends this book for those who have tried traditional vitiligo treatments with no avail. Recouleur® is the sole source for Skin Deep, and books can be ordered directly from its website.