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How do I camouflage My Vitiligo ?
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How do I camouflage My Vitiligo ?

This is a question we are asked on an almost daily basis. Vitiligo is one of those conditions that can benefit  from some of the most dramatic results , have a look at our gallery page for a really good example. However, it can also be one of the the most tricky especially if your Vitiligo is active.

Active Vitiligo can turn your camouflage cream orange when applied . The antidote to this is to choose a camouflage cream that has a green undertone. Most creams look very different on the skin than they do in their container. Be bold, even if you think there is no way that green sludgy colour is going to tone with your skin try it the chance is it will be a perfect match.

Now there is something else that I want to share with you. There is no rhyme  or reason for it its just something I have discovered over the years and it seems to only apply to Vitiligo and that is to do with the application of your camouflage cream.

For some reason camouflage creams do not go on very well or give a very good finish when applied with your hands,this just applies to Vitiligo.  As I have said I have no idea why, there is no science behind it its just my own observations and experience. I recommend  that you use a natural sponge,never use a synthetic sponge, which you will need to wet, squeeze out the majority of the water then squeeze in to a piece of kitchen roll to remove any excess  water so that the sponge is soft rather than wet then apply straight on to the skin or if you prefer or your camouflaging a small area use a brush . A brush is a vital bit of equipment if you are camouflaging around a hairline or if your a man and you need to get under those bristles the size of brush will depend on the area.

When applying your setting powder I always use two brushes, one about a large blusher brush size to apply in nice big blobbs all over the camouflaged area then after leaving the fixing powder for a few minutes to absorb I use  the second a very large powder brush that is big and loose to flick off the excess.

Finally if you are camouflaging areas such as hands arms or legs you may find that using a fixing spray will give a nice finish as it gives a very slight sheen . Dermacolour do a good one that you can get online from Kryolan  www.uk.kryolan.com

Happy camouflaging

 

 

Scar, Tattoo, Malasma bleed  through
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Scar, Tattoo, Malasma bleed through

Very occasionally  you can achieve the perfect colour match but the condition you are covering will still be slightly visible, we call this a bleed through.

Malasma/Chloasma can occasionally appear with a faint greenish tone, scars particularly self harm scars can  appear to have a silvery quality and tattoos can have a yellowish tint.

If  this happens to you we recommend that you block the area first with a product such as  Dermacolour  D32

Apply a thin layer of your blocking agent, allow it to dry naturally then simply camouflage over the top and add your fixing powder as  normal.

Have a quick look at our gallery page and you will see Helen’s  tattoo being blocked with D32

National Vitiligo day walk
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National Vitiligo day walk

The Vitiligo society is an organisation who have been helping and supporting people with Vitiligo since 1984 .They have organised a walk, the National Vitiligo day walk, and it is taking place  on Saturday 25th June 2016.

It will be a circular walk starting at Hampton Court Railway Station.  It circles Hampton Court Palace and then goes through parkland to reach a section of the Thames Path.  At the halfway point there will be the opportunity for refreshments at the White Hart Hotel, Hampton Wick.

The return route is via Bushey Park and we may well see deer in the parks The total distance is approximately five miles and the walking time will be roughly 2 hours. There are no hills and no stiles.

The start time is 11.45.

They  would be delighted if you would like to join them on the walk to celebrate National Vitiligo Day and enjoy the experience with others who have vitiligo. Or if you would rather not take part but would like more information regarding the society then please contact them   at www.vitiligosociety.org.uk

 

Keeping brushes clean

Keeping brushes clean

A lot of you have been asking how you can get your brushes totally clean. It couldn’t be easier 

we use cosmetic brush cleaning tool which can be bought online or from your local chemist. They come in various colours even black for the men,Just wet your brush apply a small amount of your antibacterial cleaner and rub against the cleaning tool then dry as normal.

First Blog

First Blog

This is our first blog and we wanted to say that we are looking forward to meeting you and getting some great camouflage results. Dont forget to look at our gallery page to see some of our work we will try to update the pics regularly if we could only remember to take the picture …….