10 Causes of Vitiligo

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Cause #3: Sunburns

Excessive sunlight, without the proper protection, is known to cause a number of issues in the dermis. Not only can extreme sunlight lead to the development of skin cancer, it can also cause less-serious problems such as vitiligo.

There is not much understanding as to how or why the sun can destroy the pigment in our skin. Some patients have reported that they didn’t experience any signs of vitiligo before they were seriously sunburned. This doesn’t constitute anything more than anecdotal evidence, but this is certainly an area that could do with more research.


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