My vitiligo started under my arms when my daughter was born. It was most odd and I did not really think much of it then as I could hide it. However, 19 months ago I had a baby boy and the vitiligo, along with my eczema, flared up and suddenly I had the vitiligo on my neck and then my face – around the eyes and a little bit above my lips, plus on my foot too.
This had a real effect on me; I cried over it. I work as an air hostess on long haul flights and what you look like is vital. Fortunately, I could cover my neck with a scarf we wear at work, but my face was the challenge. I needed to wear a lot of make-up and camouflage products. There was no way I was going out or working, even going off on the school run, without making sure I had make-up covering/masking my vitiligo.
Looking good as an air hostess is vital and often on a flight after an hour and half/two hours I would be re-applying more products and make-up to ensure no one could see my marks. One of the problems I had was the need to apply full colour corrector, plus matt make-up frequently especially if it was warm/humid because my camouflage/make-up would rub off even faster.
When I heard about Microskin I was a bit dubious. Would it really work? I was really surprised when the Microskin was applied because it felt so light on my face and could be matched to my skin tone, something I had never had before. I have to say I was very surprised by the final look; it was a miracle and so different to what I was having to do.
I loved the look and what I am really excited about is not having to spend hours applying make-up and camouflage products and then having to re-apply an hour and half to two hours later.
Microskin is going to make a huge difference to me; it now means I can just take my kids to school, put on some mascara and go because the Microskin lasts for so long. That’s what I am really excited about; Microskin is now the way forward for me.