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Avoid taking foods high in saturated fats and abstain from alcohol. Opt for a diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains.
You may supplement your diet with antioxidant nutrients to help neutralise free radicals that may be damaging to skin. These areas are easily sunburned, and people with vitiligo have an increased risk of skin cancer.
Evening primrose oil, which contains anti-inflammatory properties, is advised for patients with this skin disorder as it will help to promote a healthy skin.
For those who have vitiligo on more than 50 per cent of their body, depigmentation may be best treatment option. However, this treatment may cause inflammation of skin.
People who have vitiligo, particularly those with fair skin, should use a sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB forms of ultraviolet light and helps protect skin from sunburn and long-term damage.
It also minimises tanning, which makes contrast between normal and depigmented skin less noticeable.