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Phenol Allergy and Vitiligo

Monday, February 28, 2011

There are plant based hair color in the herbal stores. Phenol free hair dyes For more on phenol allergy see following link I stumbled upon: http://www.allergy-details.com/chemical-sensitivity/phenol

Some Vitiligo Treatments

Friday, February 25, 2011

Treatments I have tried about 5 years ago that I have mentioned on the blog. These treatments suppose to stimulate the cells in the skin to produce melanin. Before using any of these treatment research side effects. Some of these treatments have not been tested on darker skin. Everyone skin reacts differently! • Tar products • Protopic Tacrolimus-Tingling sensation be careful if you have young children and contact with your eyes. • Puva & Narrow Band UVB-This caused burning on my skin • Excimer Laser-This I believe contributed to the spread of my vitiligo. Some insurances (GHI and Medicaid) may cover the above treatments check with your insurance coverage. Word to the wise: Do your research!

Honda Lady!

I met a lady, who was a customer at Honda service department yesterday! I immediately saw her hands. She told me she’s in her sixties. She told me her “vit” started about 4 years ago in combination of having thyroid issues. It took four years for it to cover from her neck go down. She thought she had gotten infected with something from the nail salon in the beginning. Now she knows what she has is vitiligo. In the end she said I have had a great life. That thought stayed with me. Life should not stop with having vitiligo. Vitiligo is a blessing! *Another important test is checking your thyroid function!

Herbs for Vitiligo

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Depotting Dermablend into Travel Size Containers

Microskin for Vitiligo Part 2

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Microskin for Vitiligo Part 1

VBI's visit to Microskin in NY

Microskin made it possible to get a demonstration of the new products. View blog for before and after application videos on visit.

Test for Vitamin D, 1, 25 Hydroxy

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A couple of years ago a nutritionist in New York recommended to me that I get tested for Vitamin D, 1, 25 Hydroxy deficiency. I asked her is this a regular test that screens anytime I get my blood work done? She said no. She recommended this because her brother had vitiligo to and his Vitamin D panel was low. So the next time you are at the doctor, ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D, 1, 25 Hydroxy. When I did check my Vitamin D, 1, 25 Hydroxy it was very low. I figure it was low because I had just given birth. But check it out! Share with the group what you find. Did anyone have this test before? Here’s a link to show the benefits of Vitamin D: http://www.healthtestingcenters.com/vitamin-d-1-blood-test.aspx

A Month without Makeup | Kyria

I thought this was an interesting article. When we get a national day for vitiligo this could be one of the things everyone does no makeup day. What do you think?

A Month without Makeup | Kyria

4 Self confidence tips | Become Self-Confident Article

4 Self confidence tips | Become Self-Confident Article

8 Tips 4 Stress Free Living

Monday, February 7, 2011

1. Pray & Meditate-Let go and let God handle all your burdens.

For example my friend at the time who is now my husband used to write our problems in the sand. When the waves washed away the writing in the sand our problems were gone. (Creative Visualization).

2. Exercise-walking and eventually get to a running stage for at least 30 minutes can give you a natural high. A feeling of well being.

3. Me Time-Create a sanctuary in your home. For me it’s my bathroom. I like to shower in almost hot water, where the bathroom steams up. I splash my favorite oil so that the bathroom smells great and enjoy my shower.

4. Think Positive-Before you could think or say something negative replace it with a positive thought or action.

5. No worrying don’t sweat the small stuff-Live in the now, the present.

6. Relaxation-Listening to my favorite music, going for manicure and pedicure. (I’m going to look into some devotional music soon).

7. Eating healthy!

8. Colonics-The process is uncomfortable but the end result is great.

Pastor Taffi Dollar -Radical Movement


Inspired by RADICAL woman at World Changers Church International

Making a mark that cannot be erased is the WCCI slogan!


By Natasha Pierre-McCarthy

I began to ponder!

Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

What are little girls made of?

Sugar and spice,

And everything nice,

That's what little girls are made of.



Surely making your mark is something you create and is everlasting.

But what if your mark chose you and it cannot be erased?

Do you hide in the closet or sweep it under a rug like a hidden secret because it’s not acceptable to others because it’s a mark that other people cannot relate to?

Do you deny it mentally?


Do you just strengthen yourself and build your self esteem to a place where the mark does not bother you.

I was not born with this mark on my skin.

In my early 20’s my mark chose me. But what was beautiful about this mark was it slowly developed, almost giving me time to deal with it.

My mark moved all over my body and started with my hands, this affected for a moment how I would hold things (the mind body connection and confidence).

I got over that with a comfort thought that there are people in the world doing more than me with missing limbs and senses. Then early 2009 my mark came on my face. The hardest thing for me deep down inside was being rejected by my husband. I liked makeup to enhance. Now I had to go a step more and cover-up the mark on my face. It almost felt suffocating. Who was I hiding from? What is all of this? Who was I becoming? I started going out in public without make up on my face. It was apparent that people have not seen this before.  Some people try not to stare and make eye contact.

Now, depending on how I feel, I fluctuate between makeup or no makeup. The funny thing is my husband is a photographer who is very much into how things appear. Almost ironic! Funny thing is his emotions seem to be unchanged.

How do I deal with all of this you ask? Faith! The unseen! I thank God for knowing God at an early age because people with this skin disorder can choose to be destructive, the other unseen is the power of positivity. Thanks to being raised by a positive family, primarily my mother and further readings on self help.  Coincidence I don't know!  All I know it is destiny how things unfold.

There is so much beauty in being positive and it is very easy to be negative when you have influencing factors such as friends, media etc.

This mark I wear and I see in the mirror is a blessing in disguise. It has given me purpose to be a purpose. This mark is Vitiligo!

The important thing is how God sees you.

How is Vitiligo Diagnosed?: Diagnosis of the Disease That Turns the Skin White.

How is Vitiligo Diagnosed?: Diagnosis of the Disease That Turns the Skin White.

Via: Vitiligo Bond Inc. Support Group Facebook discussion-The Law of the Leper Leviticus 13

Via:  Vitiligo Bond Inc. Facebook discussion {Rafela post on Leviticus Chapter 13 about the skin turning white was great!}

I have seen this before but did not read the whole section. I think this makes reference to how they treated skin conditions where the skin was turning white.

The priest wanted to determine if you had leprosy or I guess a modern day skin fungus or as we know it to day vitiligo which is a disorder in the skin. Leviticus Chapter 13 shows how the priest acted as a doctor to shut up or keep the person with leprosy in a closed area until the person became clean. The priest also was able to determine that if the person turned all white they were clean.

The Law of the Leper: Leviticus 13 and 14

Depigmentation of skin

Friday, February 4, 2011

Check this link out!

My suggestion is to check with a dermatologist about your options of depigmenting your skin.  And always, always, always ask about the side effects.  Most times, its the sun you have to worry about when you remove the melanin in your skin because of easy burning. 

See link below:http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1068091-overview


Think about it!

Have you ever met a dermatologist with vitiligo?

Did you know!

Animals have vitiligo such as dogs, horses, and elephants.  Check it out!

Did you know you glow?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Yes you do if you have vitiligo!

In a dark room with a Wood’s Lamp or ultra violet light you depigmented spots will glow! How cool is that!

Be uniquely you!