I thought I’d share a comment I got awhile back from one of my readers. I asked her if she would like to do an interview for me, but I never heard back. I think what she said is very helpful, so I decided to post it as a blog post.
Here is what she said:
“I am African American with vitiligo and the thing that has helped me the most is going out in the sun for 1 hour a day in the summer time. I repigmented the back of my neck that is turning white about 70 percent.
It’s coming back in brown dots that come together. The front is repigmenting slowly.
This has taken me about 5 months.
I have also been taking vitamins you can buy at the store and health food store. I take liquid b-12, vitamin e softgels, Alive multivitamins, green juice that is already made at the grocery store, ginkgo biloba, grapefruit seed extract, oil of oregano, folic acid vitamins, selenium, vitamin c , probiotics, and carrot juice.
I also eat collard greens, kale greens, and celery juice made in blender with celery and filtered water. I eat about 2 to 4 cups of green frozen vegetables a day. Sometimes, I drink green tea and ginger tea.
I also put vitamin e oil from the softgels on my vitiligo on my neck when I go out in the sun for 1 hour, and I also use liquid vitamin e that comes in a bottle at the grocery store. I also use liquid vitamin e when I do my hair by putting it on my neck so while I’m drying my hair the heat turns my vitiligo red and I get spots.
I also put tea tree oil on my neck where I have vitiligo before I go to bed. I have gotten the most spots on my neck when I was eating a bag of frozen green vegetables a day for a month and no red meat. I turned around and my neck was full of brown spots. My skin color is coming back on my neck.
I personally think you should add tanning or going out in the sun to your regimen so you can see some results. I also think you need to try liquid vitamin b12 and folic acid vitamins. I still eat dairy like cottage cheese, cheese, and Lactaid milk, yogurt sometimes. I’m not sure if I should keep eating dairy or not, or if I should stop eating sugar.”