Vitiligo is a skin disorder that occurs when melanocytes or pigment cells stop producing melanin which leaves white patches over the affected areas. It’s not a fatal disease, however, it can cause psychological ailments due to the stigmatization and confrontational behavior the sufferer experiences due to their unconventional looks.
It is estimated that 100 million worldwide are afflicted with the skin disorder. Nonetheless, though there is no cure, there are treatments for the skin disease such as topical creams and ointments which can produce pigment in the skin, laser treatments which act as a light therapy and work best on dark-skinned patients, and surgery although the healing can be uneven across the skin which can look like scarring.
Despite the weird stares vitiligo sufferers may get, there are women who are determined to bring awareness to this disease. Below are the gorgeous women who are changing stereotypes.