How does the sun affect Vitiligo

Sun exposure can have a significant impact on people with Vitiligo. The skin of people with Vitiligo lacks melanin, the pigment that provides colour and protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation. As a result, the skin of people with Vitiligo is more susceptible to sunburn and other forms of skin damage caused by sun exposure.Excessive sun exposure can cause the skin to darken or burn, making existing skin discoloration, such as Vitiligo, more noticeable. In addition, sunburn can cause skin inflammation, which can further damage the skin and potentially trigger the immune system to attack the remaining melanocytes, leading to the spread of Vitiligo.
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