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Reflecting on the stories of 2017


Let’s be honest; 2017 was a pretty good year for raising awareness through the stories we openly shared via social media, on TV and in magazines and newspapers. So before we take a positive step into 2018; its worth taking a look back at some of the momentous stories that were shared throughout the year, revealing some insights into living with a skin condition like ours.

Here are 7 memorable features and stories from 2017:

Artist creates dolls with Vitiligo to show children that diversity is beautiful

These dolls created by Kay Customz are not only stunning, but send out a strong message to kids; that we are all beautiful and no one should be excluded. Inspired by Winnie Harlow, these dolls show that diversity is something to celebrate.

Vitiligo: My Journey Through Art

I was truly saddened by the treatment of Raki Chaki who was subject to many forms of treatment as a result of the stigma of Vitiligo often connected to those from an Indian background. I was inspired by how she finally learned to give her skin a voice….

At Last! Whether you suffer from acne, psoriasis or Vitiligo, there’s a new suncream that works for your skin

Wearing suncream has always been high on the agenda when it comes to protecting our skin during the summer months. However, questions have always been raised around which SPF we should use and which brands offer the best protection against the sun. In August, in an article written for the Daily Mail, a number of best buy products were tested and recommended for skin conditions such as Vitiligo.

New transplant restores colour to skin damaged by Vitiligo by taking pigment cells from unaffected areas before stimulating them with a laser

This informative and detailed article which featured in the Daily Mail discusses Vitiligo, the different treatment options and pigment transplant surgery RenNovaCell, a type of treatment that stimulates pigment cells.

The women who described herself as the ‘human oreo’

Sharekia Winston developed Vitiligo just months after giving birth to her daughter. In this moving story, she tells of her journey from diagnosis to self-acceptance.

Winnie Harlow just made the most important point with this nude selfie

Remember when Kim Kardashian broke the Internet when she appeared on the cover of New Yorks, Paper magazine in 2016? Well, to us, this is exactly what Winnie done when she released a naked selfie on Instagram in August!

Striking a dramatic pose in nude underwear, Winnie simply slayed in the photo taken as a reflection in the mirror and finished it off with a very strong message to all her followers….

This adorable little girl is teaching everyone a lesson

A great feature to finish off the year! The story of six year old Maya Johnson who rocks confidence and doesn’t let her skin go unnoticed on Instagram…

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