Many people these days choose to be comfortable in their own skin by embracing conditions such as Vitiligo. Their confidence has helped to drive awareness and create acceptance where previously there was mostly ignorance, and that really is amazing. Sometime, however, people do still want to cover up and that’s why it’s important we continue to help them get it right.
Sufferers will choose whether or not to camouflage Vitiligo
Vitiligo is a long-term condition where pale white patches develop on the skin. It’s caused by lack of melanin, a skin pigment and it can affect any part of the body. It most commonly occurs on the face, neck and hands, and in skin creases. Anybody can be affected, although it can be more noticeable, and psychologically challenging, for people with darker skins, especially those from BAME communities.
If you do choose to coverup, the challenge is to make your makeup as natural-looking as possible, especially if you’re someone who does not want to appear as if they’re wearing makeup. Normal foundation will not work on Vitiligo as it does not have the pigmentation needed to cover up colour changes in the skin. This means that it has to be applied thickly, which causes the makeup to crack and flake, as well as creating a very unnatural ‘overdone’ look that most people find off-putting.
Camouflage products are the key to successful Vitiligo coverup
The secret is to wear a specialist camouflage makeup that has been designed to completely hide the natural skin tone and cover up any blemishes underneath. Products like Covermark foundation contain more pigments than a standard makeup, so they can cover your Vitiligo completely with the same amount of product you would normally use. You can also use a special fixing powder to stop the camouflage foundation from cracking and keep it in place for up to 24 hours.
An important consideration with camouflage makeup is to get the colour shades right. Because it covers your natural skintone, rather than enhancing it, you need to get a shade that will suit your own complexion. That’s why brands like Covermark use a national network of trained camouflage practitioners to help customers find the right colour selection. This only needs to be done once and you can enjoy the right colour for as long as you need to use the product.
Covermark products for Vitiligo coverup can be bought online
Once you have the right tone, you can purchase Covermark products direct from Sk1n.co.uk, including the fixing powder and the Leg Magic product, which can be used anywhere on the body. The decision on whether to cover up your Vitiligo is a very personal one, but once you’ve decided to take the coverup option, there are people out there to help you get it right.
Charities such as the Vitiligo Society and Changing Faces can offer advice to people looking at camouflage makeup for the first time, or the team at Sk1n.co.uk can provide advice and put you in touch with a camouflage consultant.