We’re currently spending more time at home, and we’re lucky to have sunny weather, but we have to remember to protect our skin. Whether you’re lounging in the sun with a cocktail or doing some gardening, being safe in the sun is really important for people with vitiligo because our depigmented skin is really sensitive.
If you’re wearing VITILIGLOW®, it already contains SPF 30 which will give you some peace of mind. I always apply a good quality sun cream first, let it soak in for several minutes, and then apply VITILIGLOW® on top.
When our skin is exposed to sunlight, it produces melanin to help protect it from UV light, which is why some of us tan. But for those of us with vitiligo, there isn’t enough melanin in our skin, so it’s not always protected as well as someone without vitiligo. This is why it’s so easy for our patches and depigmented areas of skin to get sunburnt.
I’ve still been working at the hospital and playing my part as a keyworker, but when I have had a chance to get out in the sun, I always make sure I wear sun-protective clothing, a hat and sun cream to stop any skin – especially the depigmented patches – getting damaged by the sun. I try to sit in the shade when I can too, but it’s great to know that I can wear shorts and vests because my patches are covered with VITILIGLOW® and protected from the sun with my sun cream.
VITILIGLOW® is also sweat-proof and water resistant, so it holds up well on warmer days. If you get a bit hot or sweaty, you know the product won’t rub off while you’re out in the garden enjoying the sunshine. Whatever you’re up to this summer, whether it’s gardening or just sitting outside with a cold drink, and you’re enjoying using VITILIGLOW®, we’d love to hear from you! Send us a photo via our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know what you’re up to.
Workbridge, who dispatch our VITILIGLOW® orders, are still open, but they’re taking a little longer to dispatch parcels at the moment, so VITILIGLOW® deliveries ma temporarily take slightly longer than the 14-day standard.
Stay safe and stay well.
Founder of VITILIGLOW®