Vitiligo Awareness

Vitiligo According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Vitiligo (vit-uh-lie-go) causes the skin to lose color. Patches of lighter skin appear. Some people develop a few patches. Others lose much more skin color. Vitiligo usually affects the skin, but it can develop anywhere we have pigment. Patches of hair can turn white. Some people lose color inside their mouths. Even an eye can lose some of its color. People of all races and ethnicities can get vitiligo.

Vitiligo is not contagious. It is not life-threatening. But, vitiligo can be life-altering. Some people develop low self-esteem. They may no longer want to hang out with friends and or develop serious depression. Most people have vitiligo for life, so it’s important to develop coping strategies.

Smart Cover’s found that there are many resources of outreach for people affected with Vitiligo.  One resource is the Vitiligo Bond, Inc (VBI) which launched a new initiative, “Vitiligo Self Esteem Fashion Shoot,” as part of its commitment to promote self-esteem in youth and young adults who have vitiligo.  The first photo shoot was held on September 25th, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia with fashion companies such as House of Van Miller and Vintage Man. For Vitiligo Make-Up to cover their hypo-pigmentation, the models wore Smart Cover’s Camouflage Make-Up  to give their skin a natural looking appearance.

VitiligoAccording to VBI CEO & Founder Natasha Pierre McCarthy, they are encouraging youth and adults to come on out and gain exposure to the world of fashion; get dressed up, strike a pose, and shine. Through the platform of social media, VBI continues the project of encouraging their members to share photos, videos, and stories of their lives enjoying favorite activities to inspire people with vitiligo across the country to be strong, confident, and unstoppable.

Here’s what some Vitiligo Bond Members have to say about Smart Cover:

“I use the Smart Cover make up and loved the cover I get.   The color lasts for about twelve hours.   It gives my skin a rich brown tone and looks great throughout.  I will recommend it to anyone who wants a finished even tone.”

“Thank you for sharing the item with me.  I will continue to use it.  I feel as if I have found the Smart Cover color I was looking for.”

For more information about the Vitiligo Bond, Inc. click here.