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I choose to camouflage my face, and that’s okay. Finding a process that works took time. It’s a combination of reducing the vitiligo contrast by having no tan, and then a colour base to bring my natural skin tone back. I like a no make-up feel for this colour so use Zanderm wide applicator. It means I can put it on and not be wearing anything, no stains on sheets, fake tans or waking up conscious of no make-up. I then add normal foundation or stay natural, depending on the look I’m after. Here’s a full how to on my vitiligo face camouflage process.

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For more on my life with vitiligo see here.

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I choose to camouflage my face, and that’s okay. Finding a process that works took time. It’s a combination of reducing the vitiligo contrast by having no tan, and then a colour base to bring my natural skin tone back. I like a no make-up feel for this colour so use Zanderm wide applicator. It means I can put it on and not be wearing anything, no stains on sheets, fake tans or waking up conscious of no make-up. I then add normal foundation or stay natural, depending on the look I’m after.

Zanderm discount code will give you 10% off all purchases from zanderm.com – the ideal vitiligo camouflage make up. I use it daily and swear by it.

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Vitiligo Ultra Vitiligo Review – Scam Products

Vitiligo Ultra Vitiligo Review – Scam Products

My post across my social media pages about vitiligo, something that I wrote to help awareness, has been taken out of context by Ultra Vitiligo.

A company Ultra Vitiligo have decided to take my photo and use it as ‘evidence’ that their scam product cures vitiligo…. it is not true. The world is full of people trying to scam, fake and make money. This saddens me.

To clarify. I have NEVER used their product, the only product I use is Zanderm Vitiligo Concealer to camouflage my face.

While vitiligo is a physical condition changing the pigmentation of the skin, it has far more psychologically manifestations – and lies like this only make things hard and words for those battle to accept vitiligo. Lies and false hopes give bad expectation management.

Ultra Vitiligo scam post fake cure by Masqsood Admad Ahmad
Ultra Vitiligo scam post fake cure by Masqsood Admad Ahmad

Why am I sharing this about Ultra Vitiligo?

1. To ensure there is something online for search results about this company that shows the truth as they have blocked me. It is a scam, fake and untruthful product that does not work.

2. To remind us all that not everything we see online is as it seems

3. To be open and honest, this post makes me sad

4. To ask you all to let me know if you ever see anyone using my photos

Ultra Vitiligo is a scam product, it does not work, the proof is in the fact they have taken my photos to show a ‘cure’. If it actually worked they would have their own photos.

LIES SCAM FAKE Ultra Vitiligo –> https://www.ultravitiligo.com/

You can see my original post here:

Or read my article on how my vitiligo has changed from age 17 to 34 here.

Much love all

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How vitiligo spreads – age 17 and 34

How vitiligo spreads – Me age 17 and 34… can you tell the difference?

The white skin that appears just as a small dot on my chest at 17. It’s Vitiligo and my body is increasingly covered it the white patches, including my face. Thankfully, it’s cosmetic as a condition resulting from my immune system effectively killing the pigmentation. However, the mental implications are far deeper.

Vitiligo how it spreads - Vanessa age 17 and 34
Vitiligo how it spreads – Vanessa age 17 and 34

I still recall the first spot appearing on my chest. I was 13. An age when nasty teenagers can be cruel about the slightest ‘off looking’ trait. I recall trying to process the implications, would it spread, when, how much?

Few realise how dealing with vitiligo somehow never ends. You get your head around it, you accept it, you learn to love your skin. But then the line in the sand you’ve accepted moves. A new patch, a new area of the body, it appears on your belly, legs, and worst of all…face. Each time you mentally reprocess it. Even now at 34 I still have my moments & that’s okay.

I’ve learned to manage my skin. Sun protection to stop it burning, & I choose to camouflage my face with Zanderm, specially designed to camouflage vitiligo, to put a warm glow back into my paper white facial skin. [see how I camouflage my face here]

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Vitiligo at age 17

It’s a daily game of cover up. Yes, I could go natural like my body but honestly, I’m happy dealing with it how I do. It’s ok to cover it or go natural. It’s about finding what gives you the most confidence to love yourself. For me this is it.

I love my skin.

I’m vitiligo proud!

Vanessa

MY REQUEST  Let’s all remember that battles aren’t always just skin deep. Please share and help raise awareness for all those little ones growing up in the world. Together we can make a place where our differences don’t matter. We’re all beautiful in our own ways.

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Vitiligo at age 34 riding motorcycles in Iceland
Vitiligo at age 34 riding motorcycles in Iceland – more here

If you’re new to my page – it’s more than just dirt bike riding and racing, I’m on a mission to prove that nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough. See more about my story plus read about my life changing accident, which started it all.

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Vitiligo on face – psychologically manifestations

Vitiligo on my face – psychologically manifestations

While vitiligo is a physical condition changing the pigmentation of the skin, it has far more psychologically manifestations. Coping with the noticeable difference in appearance to what society perceives as “normal” in perfectly poised social posts can be tough. But we all have battles and with vitiligo, for me, getting to grips with the 1st patch was just the start. Every time it spreads, it was a whole new acceptance cycle.

World Vitiligo Day
World Vitiligo Day

The day it hit my face, that was hard. I still recall the tears. The hate I felt looking in the mirror. But I was wrong! It’s not ugly, it’s just different, it is beautiful and these quirky marks just make me unique.

I love my skin, I rock my body patches, I even have a patch that looks like a dinosaur.

World Vitiligo Day
Standing proud with my vitiligo, including vitiligo on face

I choose to camouflage my face, and that’s okay. Finding a process that works took time. It’s a combination of reducing the vitiligo contrast by having no tan, and then a colour base to bring my natural skin tone back. I like a no make-up feel for this colour so use Zanderm wide applicator. It means I can put it on and not be wearing anything, no stains on sheets, fake tans or waking up conscious of no make-up. I then add normal foundation or stay natural, depending on the look I’m after.

MY REQUEST ❤️ Let’s all be a little kinder to each other, don’t look and judge. Let’s teach our children that differences are beautiful and we’ll be one step closer to a better world, not just for vitiligo.

I would love to hear your battles and any vitiligo questions? All Qs welcome – how I cope, toughest part, bonus of having it, yes there are some, what products I use or simply share your experiences?

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If you’re new to my page – it’s more than just dirt bike riding and racing, I’m on a mission to prove that nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough. See more about my story plus read about my life changing accident, which started it all.

You can find me Vanessa, The Girl On A Bike over on InstagramFacebook and YouTube, and www.thegirlonabike.com.

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Living with Vitiligo – face camouflage process to hide white patches

Living with Vitiligo – face vitiligo camouflage process to hide white patches

This won’t work for everyone but it’s how I manage my face for vitiligo camouflage and I hope maybe it will help others.

Before we get into it, the most important part is to love the skin you’re in, vitiligo really is beautiful, and if you have the confidence to not hide it, that’s even better! For me I am bold and free with my body but like to camouflage my face.

My Vitiligo story

Having had vitiligo since the age of 13 it has taken me some time to learn how to really manage it. My first patch was a halo mole on my chest, which remained the only patch for a few years. However, in my late teens it began to spread and has continued since. I now have patches all over my body, hands and face; chest, arms, wrists, belly, back, hips, crutch, knees, ankles and feet.

The day it spread to my face was by far the most challenging and something I’m still yet to gain enough confidence to let go bare. I genuinely love the body patches now, they’re unique and make me me.

What is Vitiligo

Vitiligo it an autoimmune skin condition whereby melanocytes are destroyed, leading to depigmented of the skin. Leaving you with white patches that will not tan and have no natural sun protection. It’s purely cosmetic but does leave your skin with zero natural sun protection. Vitiligo camouflage can be tough. 

My face

I want to share how I keep my face protected and camouflaged. It is important to note that this is what works for me with a light white complexion, it might not work for everyone. It is also not something that will work over night, but if you start this tomorrow then it will start working in a few months’ time!

So here it is, how I protect and keep my facial vitiligo protected. This make up is also relevant for sports where you want your make up to stay perfect, even if you’re covered in sweat and mud.

Here’s how I do vitiligo camouflage on my face:

I also recommend taking U Perform Active Collagen to support a smoother, healthier skin complexion. More information here and get 10% off.

Step one  – sunscreen

Always wear full block / high factor sunscreen to ensure there is never any tan on your face.  With vitiligo the normal skin will tan and colour but the vitiligo will not. The result is an increased contrast between the patches and your skin. No tan reduces the contrast between the two skin areas. Sunscreen will over time enable your skin to pale in tone and give a reduced contrast to the patches.

Step two – fake tan!

Apply a form of fake tan to your face every night before bed. This will give your face a natural glow of colour in the absence of any sun. The darkness I use varies across the year based on my body’s tan. So in summer when I get a natural tan on my body I use a darker tan. I use Zanderm and it’s incredible. Have a play about with their test shades for the best colour as it will be specific to you which ones best suit your skin tones. Use this every night to give some colour to your face. I often give a small top up in the morning pre make up too if needed. Note you should also exfoliate at least once a week to keep the tan even.

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Step three – make up

Start with a primer, I use Maybelline Baby Skin Primer to give a nice smooth base. Then Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation. I use two colours, a lighter and darker, and mix them to match my body’s tone. This is due to my body changing colour through the year and so enabling me to adapt my face colour to match. Make sure you blend down your neck, so you don’t get a line. Estée Lauder is a more expensive option, but it really is worth it. The foundation stays on considerably longer than any of the high street brands I’ve tried – you really do get what you pay for.

Next is an important step! You then need to set the foundation with a fixing powder. I use Essence All About Matt Powder to keep the foundation in place. This is around £5 so nothing fancy.

For my eyes I use a waterproof eye shadow and Estée Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof mascara with a waterproof liquid glitter eye shadow. These do not shift, move, smudgy or vanish with intense sports, mud and sweat.

Vitiligo makeup cover up product list – are all available here:

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  • Soltan Once 50 sunscreen
  • Maybelline Baby Skin Primer
  • Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation [2x colours]
  • Estée Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof mascara
  • Gaddrt Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow
  • Essence All About Matt Powder
  • Avon True Glow Bronzing Pearls

I also recommend taking U Perform Active Collagen to support a smoother, healthier skin complexion. More information here and get 10% off.

Please see my vitiligo camouflage make up tutorial here:

If you’re new to my page – it’s more than just dirt bike riding and racing, I’m on a mission to prove that nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough. See more about my story plus read about my life changing accident, which started it all.

You can find me Vanessa, The Girl On A Bike over on InstagramFacebook and YouTube, and www.thegirlonabike.com.

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Living with Vitiligo – learn to love your body

Living with Vitiligo -learn to love your body

It doesn’t’ hurt and it isn’t contagious. It is just white. With lock-down meaning I’m not covered head to toe in motorcycle armour…I’m getting asked about my white skin…

It’s vitiligo. I’m living with Vitiligo and that is okay.

Vanessa Ruck with Vitiligo

I remember some horrible encounters growing up with kids saying nasty things. Children can be so cruel, but over the years I’ve learned to love my skin and also realise that most comments only come because of a lack of understanding. That is partly why I’m determined not to hide living with vitiligo, if by showing my vulnerability I can help spread awareness of vitiligo then maybe it will help others learning to accept their patches.

I did a post last year braving a bikini and talking about my skin and you’ll see that I have patches all over my body [click here to see it – 6th Oct 2019]. My vitiligo is all over my face, hands, chest, back, legs. It is everywhere!

Young women Vanessa Ruck with Vitiligo
Vanessa Ruck living with vitiligo

Vitiligo is a hereditary skin condition that causes your immune system to work against itself and kill the pigmentation of the skin. Causing white patches. That is it. Skin with no pigment and so white in appearance, and purely cosmetic. Unlike many skin conditions vitiligo thankfully has no negative effects other than a higher risk of skin damage from the sun due to having no melanin. At 13 a got my first patch and ever since it has spread across my body. [see British Skin Foundation for more]

If you’re a mummy or daddy, or grandparent, sister or brother, please show this to the younger generations in your family and explain to them what vitiligo is. Understanding will help so many others with vitiligo who have not yet found the strength to stand tall with their skin.

Remember, some battles go more than skin deep and words really can hurt.

Love the skin that you are in and please share this message to help those learning to live with Vitiligo

Please feel free to get in touch via my social channels and ask any questions and for more on me see here.

To learn more about how I camouflage my face please see my camouflage article here. I also recommend taking U Perform Active Collagen to support a smoother, healthier skin complexion. More information here and get 10% off.

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Love the skin you’re in

If you’re new to my page – it’s more than just dirt bike riding and racing, I’m on a mission to prove that nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough. See more about my story plus read about my life changing accident, which started it all.

You can find me Vanessa, The Girl On A Bike over on InstagramFacebook and YouTube, and www.thegirlonabike.com.