Natural treatments for vitiligo Vitiligo is also known in the German-speaking world as a white spot disease and affects about one in 200 people. This makes it one of the most common diseases. Vitiligo is characterized by the appearance of bright, sometimes pink patches of skin, which are delimited by a dark margin compared to healthy skin. These patches appear throughout the body. Learn more about how vitiligo can be treated naturally. Interesting facts about vitiligo. Popularly vitiligo has many names, of which white spot disease is best known. Also from the check skin is spoken. The characteristic skin patches occur particularly frequently in the following areas of the body: in the area of eyes and mouth. on fingers and hands. at elbows and in the armpits.
on the upper body. in the groin. People of all ages can suffer from vitiligo, a condition that leaves no skin defects or itching. At the biological level, it is caused by the melanocytes, skin cells that were supposed to produce the pigment melanin. It is still not known exactly why the melanocytes of those affected produce only insufficient melanin in certain areas. Among the predisposing factors for vitiligo include :. Genetic components, inheritance. Autoimmune diseases. Hormonal disorders. Thyroid disorders. Addison’s disease. Pernicious anemia. Diabetes mellitus. Stress. Depression. Wounds. Moreover, the most common hypothesis on the development of vitiligo today is based on the existence of an imbalance in the immune system. Here, vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disease in which the body acts against the melanocytes as if they were bacteria or a virus. Although the melanocytes belong to the body’s own structures, they are attacked by the immune system. A few advice on the treatment of vitiligo :. Going to the dermatologist is unavoidable: the doctor provides a sound, reliable diagnosis and can also recommend a therapy with creams or gels. A healthy lifestyle: It can be very helpful to give up smoking, not eating too much, compensating for prolonged sitting with proper exercise, and otherwise maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
A positive attitude to life: People who suffer from vitiligo often develop depression and are generally ashamed of their illness. This energy should be better invested in the treatment of the skin and not in thinking about what others might believe. Stress avoidance: relaxation techniques are recommended, mediation, yoga or breathing exercises for example. Sunscreen with a high SPF: The SPF should be as high as for children. The affected skin is particularly sensitive and needs adequate protection. Exercise: Exercise helps us to feel better, reduces stress and activates the detoxification mechanisms of the body. All this leads to a better quality of life. A healthy diet: foods that are heavily processed and that can only exist due to the addition of preservatives and additives should be avoided. Try to cook with natural ingredients and eat at home, not in the cafeteria, canteen or restaurants. Natural remedies for vitiligo. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle, regular exercise, and refraining from other habits that damage the health of the skin is a more general therapy, we present below specific treatments for vitiligo.
Radish seeds and apple cider vinegar. These two ingredients work together against vitiligo. Ingredients. 4 tablespoons radish seeds (40 g). 1 shot of apple cider vinegar. Preparation. Put the radish seeds in a jar and pour it over with apple cider vinegar so that they are covered. Let it stand overnight. The next morning you pound the radish seeds until you get a paste. Apply to the affected skin and leave for two hours before rinsing with plenty of lukewarm water. Repeat this treatment three times a week. Basil leaves and lemon juice. The aromatic basil has antioxidant properties and also acts antiviral, which helps prevent premature aging of the skin. The lemon is generally good for treating skin spots. Ingredients. A few leaves of basil.
A few drops of lemon juice. Preparation. Wash and chop the basil leaves and then mix with the lemon juice to a paste. Apply the prepared paste up to three times daily to the affected skin. Essential wheat germ oil. Wheat germ oil is able to relieve the stains caused by vitiligo. All you have to do is apply a few drops of wheat germ oil to the skin and spread with a cotton ball. Leave the wheat germ oil for five minutes to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Do not wash it off. Repeat the treatment daily. Turmeric in powder form and mustard oil. These two ingredients make an effective cream that brings amazing results in Vitiligo. Ingredients. 3 tbsp turmeric powder (30 g).
½ cup mustard oil (125 ml). Preparation. Mix both ingredients together to a cream. Apply the cream to the affected areas of the skin, morning and evening. Olive oil and black pepper. Black pepper is similar to turmeric and olive oil enhances this effect by its skin-care properties in addition. Ingredients. 1 cup olive oil (250 ml). ¼ cup of black peppercorns. Preparation. Mince the peppercorns, bind the pepper with a little water and set it aside. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, add the pepper and let it simmer for five minutes.
When it has cooled slightly and is only lukewarm, you pour it through a sieve in an airtight sealable container. Distribute the recovered liquid daily with a cotton ball on your skin. Papaya. Not only drinking papaya juice is recommended, but also the use of this fantastic fruit for external use. So that your skin can benefit from this delicious, nutritious fruit, you just have to peel it and win the pulp. Then apply to the affected skin and let it dry before rinsing with lukewarm water. You can also cut off a slice of papaya and rub in the patches of skin. Then there is enough left to enjoy their health-promoting properties from the inside. Lentils and honey. Honey is much more than just an effective antiseptic.
In combination with lenses can be made a therapeutic for vitiligo, which is worth trying. Ingredients. 1 handful of lenses. 1 tbsp honey (25 g). some water. Preparation. Soak the lenses in the water and then crush them to make a paste. Mix these with the honey to a homogeneous cream. Distribute the cream in gentle, circular movements on your skin. Leave for 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. Repeat the treatment several times a day.
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