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Vitiligo Cover

07/05/2018
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How To Make Your Skin The Least Of Your Worries This Summer

If skin concerns are casting a shadow over your joy for summer, at Veil we’ve got the perfect solution. It’s finally May! After a winter that wasn’t short on snow, spring is certainly making amends with bouts of glorious summer weather. Heatwaves and summer allow us to break free from the numerous layers we burrow under for warmth in cold weather. But for some, this comes with its own problems. If your delight is being dampened by concerns about exposing your skin, you’ve come to the right place. Skin. We’re... Read More

Inspirational People: Yvette Fielding 02/11/2016
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Inspirational People: Yvette Fielding

Yvette Fielding is known to many in the UK for presenting TV shows such as Blue Peter and Most Haunted. At the age of 17 Yvette became the youngest ever to present Blue Peter. Recalling a situation when working on the show Yvette told The Mirror: “The editor decided it would make a good feature for me to strip off live on camera and show everybody my patches for a feature on vitiligo. I was only 17 and so embarrassed, but we got sacks full of post from young children with... Read More

Inspirational People: Sam Gonçalves 01/11/2016
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Inspirational People: Sam Gonçalves

Sam Gonçalves is a male model who has Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin due to a lack of pigment called Melanin. This is caused when the immune system mistakenly attacks the cells which produce Melanin. Why this occurs is not fully understood. Sam first developed Vitiligo when he was 12 years old. He told ego.globo.com “It was after my father died of cancer. As a teenager did not accept me, I thought ugly, so I got to do treatment, but the drugs... Read More

Inspirational People: Dayka Robinson 31/10/2016
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Inspirational People: Dayka Robinson

Dayka Robinson is an interior designer from Atlanta who has Vitiligo. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease which causes the white patches to develop on the skin due to the immune system mistakenly attacking the cells that produce Melanin, the skin’s pigment. The exact cause of the condition is currently unknown and there is, unfortunately, no cure for Vitiligo. Although Vitiligo isn’t physically painful it can affect people mentally due to the appearance of the condition. Speaking on her blog, Dayka Robinson Designs, Dayka says “The “downside”? Knowing that it’s “just... Read More

Inspirational People: Aiesha Robinson 25/10/2016
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Inspirational People: Aiesha Robinson

Aiesha Robinson is a lady who was diagnosed with the condition Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin due to the body mistakenly attacking healthy cells which produce the skin’s pigment Melanin. Others with the condition include Winnie Harlow, Laiea Walsh, April Star and Tanesha Brown. When first diagnosed with the condition Aisha was devastated but today she is determined to help others with Vitiligo. She told the CT News Montreal: “I had a small white dot my right thumb, I was already self-conscious and I... Read More

Inspirational People: Laura Gregory 25/10/2016
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Inspirational People: Laura Gregory

Laura Gregory is a young lady who was diagnosed with Vitiligo when she was 12 years old. Vitiligo is a long-term condition which causes white patches to develop when there is a lack of Melanin in the skin. Melanin is the chemical that gives our skin its pigment and colour. When Laura attended school she was teased by classmates who joked that she had a bad spray tan or birthmarks. However, today Laura has begun to embrace her Vitiligo and has become a successful model and beauty queen. Laura told The... Read More

Inspirational People: Laiea Walsh 24/10/2016
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Inspirational People: Laiea Walsh

Laiea Walsh is an American young lady who has the condition Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin due to a lack of pigment. Growing up Laiea found living with her condition difficult. She told the The Daily Mail: “At school I really struggled with it. I wrote sad letters, feeling as if no one understood me. I would only wear long sleeves and always try to hide the vitiligo. I wouldn’t say I was suicidal but I definitely thought life would be better without... Read More

Inspirational People: April Star 23/09/2016
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Inspirational People: April Star

April Star is an 11-year-old from Florida. April was diagnosed with the condition Vitiligo when she was just 6 years old. Vitiligo is a condition which causes white patches to develop on the skin. These patches develop due to a lack of the chemical in the skin called Melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives the skin its colour. There is no clear evidence as to what causes a lack of Melanin in the skin, however, some research suggests that the condition has been linked to the autoimmune system. Although... Read More

Inspirational People: Eva Khyne-Sam 18/09/2016
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Inspirational People: Eva Khyne-Sam

Eva Khyne-Sam is a makeup artist who has begun sharing images of her skin on Instagram. Eva has the skin condition Vitiligo. Vitiligo occurs when there is a lack of pigment in the skin which causes white patches to develop on the skin. Since sharing images of her makeup-free skin Eva has received lots of comments from her followers who have showered her with compliments. Eva has also now begun sharing videos showing her followers her routines and how she covers her Vitiligo. Eva has had the skin condition for 6 years... Read More

Inspirational People: Ashley Soto 17/09/2016
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Inspirational People: Ashley Soto

Ashley Soto is a lady who has Vitiligo. Vitiligo causes white patches to develop on the skin due to a lack of pigmentation. The exact cause of the condition is currently unknown but experts have linked the condition to the body’s immune system. 21-year-old Ashley developed Vitiligo when she was 12 years old. After Ashley was diagnosed she began spending her time indoors and wearing long sleeved clothing, even in 40-degree weather in her home Orlando, Florida. Ashley refused to wear a bikini or go swimming after a stranger approached... Read More