Reprint of our second blog post from 2013. Worth repeating!
Here’s the most important thing we think you need to know about vitiligo:
Your melanocytes (melanin or pigment producing cells), unless irreversibly destroyed, are always ready and willing to restore melanin to your skin.
If you want to know more, there are lots of articles in our Vitiligo Learning Center.
We know it’s autoimmune so then why treat it from the outside? If any topicals work then when you stop applying it comes right back. It’s NOT a dermal issue it’s auto immune.
Vitiligo is autoimmune for many but not all vitiligo sufferers. No matter what the cause, we believe in a holistic approach.
The Three-Prong Approach™ for treating vitiligo, which mobilizes healing to inhibit disease advancement and restore skin pigment, using the three treatment modalities: vitamin / nutritional therapy, phototherapy, and topicals. Specifics are in our book: The Use of Vitamin Therapy for the Treatment of Vitiligo
Good morning. Isn’t some amount of Vitamin C, topically applied, as an ingredient in face cleansers, safe for people with vitiligo? It is supposed to help with the hyperpigmentation which can also occur with vitiligo.
When applied topically, vitamin C can depigment the skin. Hyperpigmentation is darkening of the skin. That’s why some people use face cleansers etc. with vitamin C as an ingredient.
What is a safe dose of vitamin c per day?
It is ok to supplement with up to 400 mg vitamin C per day. This is the amount found in Recouleur® dietary supplement. You can read the full list of ingredients by clicking View Ingredients under Details on the Recouleur® product page.
Which Vitamins are good for Vitiligo!
Vitamin C, folic acid, and B12 are important for vitiligo. Pantothenic acid, copper, and zinc are also good for vitiligo. All of these are in Recouleur
It’s untrue ,Vitamin c getting vitiligo spread as I know.
Vitamin C ingested in mega doses can exacerbate vitiligo. However, supplementing with vitamin C in moderate amounts has been shown to help vitiligo. Vitamin C applied to the skin will cause depigmentation. It’s an ingredient in some skin care products such as moisturizer so be sure to read your labels.