In medical terms, white patches on the skin are known as vitiligo. This can appear on different body parts including the hands, feet, arms, legs, face, lips, and around the eyes and mouth.
The exact cause of this skin condition is still unknown. Experts believe that it could be an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system itself attacks the melanocytes or melanin-producing cells.
Other causes that can contribute to this problem are a genetic predisposition, overexposure to sunrays, excessive stress, and vitamin B12 deficiency.
White patches on skin can also be caused by superficial fungal infections like tinea versicolor, eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions.
Irrespective of the cause, the problem tends to be embarrassing and could be killing your self confidence. But don’t lose heart as there are some natural remedies that you can try at home to deal with this problem. Moreover, at times it tends to resolve on its own.
Here are the some ways to get rid of white patches on the skin. Also, consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
1. Coconut Oil
The all-purpose coconut oil does a good job of soothing and healing your skin.
– Its re-pigmentation properties can help reverse the white spots on skin.
– All you need to do is apply a thin layer of the oil on all your white patches 2-3 times a day.
– You will notice a difference in a few weeks.
– If you skin feels a little oily, you can wash it with Olay White Radiance Brightening Foaming Cleanser.
2. Cabbage Juice
Extract the juice of cabbage from fresh cabbage leaves and apply it to the affected area, leave it there for about ten to fifteen minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. This will help in reducing white patches on the skin.
Add a mixture of organic turmeric root powder (we recommend this) and a couple of teaspoons of mustard oil and apply it to the areas where you see white patches on your body.
It will help in boosting your immune system. If there are a lot of areas in your body where you see white spots, then you need to increase the quantity of oil and turmeric powder accordingly. Apply this mixture to your skin twice daily.
You need to use this continuously for a year to see visible and effective results.
There was a reason our ancestors used a lot of copper in their daily lives.
Did you know that you can use a copper vessel for white spots on skin treatment? This is because the metal helps in the production of melanin.
– All you have to do is pour drinking water in a copper vessel and let it sit overnight at room temperature.
– Do not place this water in the refrigerator as it will destroy all the copper properties that the water takes on.
– Drink the water from the vessel first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
5. Vitamin B and C
In some people indigestion causes the development of white patches. Having regular intake of vitamin B will help to eliminate indigestion problem and also eliminates white patches.
Vitamins C improve the immunity of the body to infections and hence are good for maintaining the skin. Consumption of fruits and vegetables containing vitamin C helps in proper digestion and reduces the risk of white patches.
You can also apply the juices of fruits containing vitamin to the affected areas of the skin.
6. Try Honey, Olive Oil, And Beeswax
White patches or spots on the skin may sometimes appear as a result of a fungal infection, also known as tinea versicolor or pityriasis versicolor. This is quite common if you live in a subtropical or tropical location. It may also happen if you sweat heavily and have oily skin. Honey is antimicrobial and combats fungal infection. One natural remedy involves the topical application of a blend containing equal measures of honey and olive oil with beeswax. Researchers in one study found that this mixture eased symptoms for 86 percent of all participants who had pityriasis versicolor. The olive oil and beeswax help keep the skin protected and well-moisturized, preventing dryness that can worsen the patchiness.