1.Avoid #emotional stress as much as possible. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence out there suggesting that stress can trigger the onset of vitiligo and that it can cause existing vitiligo to spread. But don't panic if you are unable to avoid stress (that will only make it worse!) In my particular case, I stumbled upon the #nutritional treatment that caused me to repigment during the most stressful couple of years of my life. So it just goes to show that if you can address the root cause of your vitiligo (in my case a digestive problem which evidently resulted in nutritional deficiencies) you can counteract the detrimental effects of stress.
2. Avoid #physical trauma. Cuts, abrasions and friction are known to be triggers for vitiligo, so it makes sense to take extra care when taking part in sports or other activities that carry a risk of injury. It may also be a good idea to avoid wearing tight clothing or fabrics that chafe when you move.
3. Avoid contact with #chemicals that can trigger or worsen vitiligo. Research suggests that many common substances found in everyday products may be well tolerated by most people but are harmful to those who have a predisposition to vitiligo. So, my advise is to choose personal care and cleaning products that contain 100% natural ingredients wherever possible.
4. Recognise that the natural state for your body (and mind, come to that) is to be healthy and in balance. The human being is designed to heal itself whenever it is given half a chance to do so. So give your body a chance to heal itself by removing as many obstacles to this as possible. This means being consistent in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Of course we all need some guilty pleasures and treats from time to time or life wouldn’t be worth living. But it’s no good being disciplined about your diet and exercise, etc. for one month and then reverting to your old ways.
5. If you are going to try a new #treatment for your vitiligo:
A vitiligo blogger since 2011. My name is Caroline. I had vitiligo for nearly 50 years before finding an effective treatment. I created this blog to share my experiences with others affected by this skin condition.