Vitiligo and Spray Tanning
When it comes to spray tanning it is true that most people come in because they want to enhance their appearance and feel better about themselves. Sometimes there are people who are desperately looking for a way to hide medical conditions. One of the most common conditions responsible for this would be vitiligo. This condition can simply be explained as white patches of missing color on the skin.
While it is not a fatal disease, it can hurt someone’s self-esteem. Some people who suffer from vitiligo are some embarrassed by their condition that their social life suffers and they choose clothing centered on hiding the condition.
It is also not contagious and occurs in approximately one out of every 100 people. Vitiligo is believed to develop from environmental factors and genetics. Melanocytes are responsible for giving us color, for different reasons stop functioning, and result in white areas of skin.
There have also been links tying vitiligo to thyroid conditions.
Celebrities with Vitiligo
One celebrity most known for vitiligo was Michael Jackson. Jackson went through procedures to lighten his skin because he wanted to hide this condition. Other celebrities suffering from vitiligo would be comedian Joe Rogan and actress Holly Marie Combs who was known for her role on the TV show Charmed.
Spray Tanning and Vitiligo
So, how does one hide their vitiligo without going through expensive medical procedures? One solution is a spray tan. Airbrush tanning would be the more preferred method to home applied self-tanners because it is precise. The technician can do the first coat of the spray tan targeting only the discolored patches of skin. The second coat would be to cover the whole body. This method has been tried with vitiligo customers and has proven to be affective.