An important event regarding the dissemination of knowledge about a special and amazing skin disease takes place on June 25, during World Vitiligo Day. People afflicted with this have an unusual appearance, but it is not a reason for a biased attitude towards them.
When there is reduced pigmentation in the body due to the absence of the appropriate cells, vitiligo appears. In most cases, the patients are young people under 30 years of age. The holiday is designed to increase support for people with the disease and improve their quality of life. A growing number of fashion photographers and publications are paying attention to people with extraordinary appearances to show the variety of manifestations of beauty.
1% of the world’s population has vitiligo. It affects people of different genders, ages, and ethnic groups.
- The loss of pigment leads to the appearance of gray hair on the head and the lightening of the eyebrows and eyelashes.
- Light spots on the skin are localized most often in the areas of the hands and face, in places most exposed to sunlight.
- Vitiligo does not cause internal changes in the body and does not provoke the appearance of diseases of a physiological nature.
The causes are environmental factors and a genetic predisposition. There is no treatment, but cosmetic procedures help to maintain and preserve the beauty of the skin.
How to take part
Read about the description, causes, and manifestations of vitiligo in order to understand the essence of this phenomenon and to be able to convey the truth to people who are afraid of the signs of this disease due to banal ignorance. Get examined in a special clinic. These exams are often free of charge on this national day. Attend an open conference or a thematic event.
When is World Vitiligo Day celebrated in 2023?
World Vitiligo Day is observed on June 25 each year.