How do I cover up my vitiligo?
While many consider vitiligo patterns to be unique and beautiful, some prefer to cover it. If you choose to cover these areas, match your foundation shade to your skin tone of preference. If you've had any UV exposure, you may want to shade match to an area of skin that has not been exposed. Dermablend's full coverage, Cover Creme Foundation was created by a dermatologist to cover skin conditions such as vitiligo. Because it contains such high-performance pigments, you will want to warm up the foundation in your palm before applying it to your skin using a tapping or dabbing motion with your fingers. Start with one layer and then build to your desired coverage. To ensure your foundation doesn't smudge or transfer, be sure to set with our Original Loose Setting Powder, which locks in your foundation for up to 16 hours.
Is vitiligo makeup waterproof?
You can make our foundation water resistant by using Dermablend's Original Loose Setting Powder.
How does vitiligo start?
Vitiligo is caused by a loss of pigment in the skin, due to destruction of pigment-forming cells known as melanocytes. This loss of pigmentation may affect all races and skin tones. Although it can start at any age, vitiligo often first appears between the ages of 20 and 30. The areas which demonstrate a loss of pigment may begin anywhere on the body including your face, neck, armpits, elbows, hands, and knees and may or may not be symmetrical.
Is vitiligo permanent?
There is no known cure for vitiligo, but treatment may even your skin's tone by restoring its color. The effects of treatment are not usually permanent and it cannot always control the spread of the condition. It is best to seek advice from your dermatologist or physician as new treatments are always in progress.
If, however, you are seeking to safely and effectively cover areas of vitiligo with makeup, we recommend using a full coverage foundation like Dermablend's Cover Creme.
Is foundation safe on vitiligo patches?
Yes, foundation is safe to use on areas of vitiligo. You want to make sure you choose a foundation that contains SPF as it is recommended that vitiligo skin is protected from the sun. Dermablend's Cover Creme Foundation contains a broad-spectrum Titanium Dioxide SPF 30 for such protection.