How to Get Rid of White Patches on Skin

In medical terms, white patches on the skin are known as vitiligo. This can appear on different body parts including the hands, feet, arms, legs, face, lips, and around the eyes and mouth.

The exact cause of this skin condition is still unknown. Experts believe that it could be an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system itself attacks the melanocytes or melanin-producing cells.

Other causes that can contribute to this problem are a genetic predisposition, overexposure to sunrays, excessive stress, and vitamin B12 deficiency.

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White patches on skin can also be caused by superficial fungal infections like tinea versicolor, eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions.

Irrespective of the cause, the problem tends to be embarrassing and could be killing your self confidence. But don’t lose heart as there are some natural remedies that you can try at home to deal with this problem. Moreover, at times it tends to resolve on its own.

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Here are the top 10 ways to get rid of white patches on the skin. Also, consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

1. Babchi

Babchi or Psoralea corylifolia is considered an effective Ayurvedic remedy for hypopigmentation. Its active components help reduce white patches on skin. It also has antipsoriatic properties that help treat psoriasis.

  • Soak babchi (also known as bakuchi) seeds in ginger juice for three day. Make sure to replace the ginger juice every day. Then, remove the husks by rubbing the seeds between your hands, dry them in the sun and grind them to a fine powder. Consume one gram or about one-fifth of a teaspoon of this powder with a glass of milk daily for 40 days. You can also apply this power topically.
  • Another option is to apply babchi oil on the affected skin areas and expose to sunlight for about 15 minutes (start with a short duration of sun exposure to check if the response is favorable). You can also use a combination of black seed oil and babchi oil.

2. Ginkgo Biloba

Research indicates that ginkgo biloba can help treat vitiligo because of its antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties. It can help reduce the progression of the disease and also induce repigmentation.

The general dosage is 40 to 80 mg of ginkgo biloba, three times a day. To help determine the proper dosage and suitability of this herb for you, consult your doctor.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil soothes the skin and heals chronic inflammation. It helps in the treatment of vitiligo because it promotes repigmentation of the skin. Plus, it has antifungal and antibacterial benefits.

Simply apply extra-virgin coconut oil on the white patches two to three times a day at least for a few weeks.

4. Ginger

According to Chinese herbalism, ginger can be used as an excellent natural remedy for vitiligo. It improves blood circulation and helps with melanin production.

  • Place a freshly cut slice of ginger root on the affected area. Leave it on until the ginger dries. Do this once or twice daily for a few weeks or until you see improvement.
  • You can also extract the juice from one large ginger root and a handful of fresh mint leaves. Drink it daily for a few weeks.

5. Copper

Copper is believed to help aid in the production of melanin. It is believed that copper is required by the enzyme tyrosinase which in turn is required for the synthesis of melanin pigment from tyrosine.

  1. Pour drinking water in a copper pot or a copper vessel and let it sit overnight at room temperature. (Do not put this water in a refrigerator as it can destroy its properties and make it less effective.)
  2. In the morning, the water will be infused with copper ions that aid the production of melanin.
  3. Drink this water on an empty stomach every morning.

6. Red Clay

Red clay, too, has high copper content that can help restore skin pigment and get rid of white patches.

  1. Mix equal amounts of red clay and ginger juice.
  2. Apply this paste on the affected areas
  3. Leave it on until it dries completely and then wash it off.
  4. Repeat daily for a few months.

 

 

 

  1. this is really helpful

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    • Hi,

      What kind white patches you have. I m getting patches on skin mostly on upper chest and stomach area and some dots on back..

      I m very much worried, and hoping its not vitiligo.. Cold you please help me to inform the best way to treat them.

      Thanks, awaiting for reply.

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  2. How to get rid of dark circles?

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    • have u tried safi. if yes and yet problem persists u can use hydroquine containg ointment. better to consult a dermatologist. stop taking citrus food. take care of proper sleep. avoid bad habits if any.

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  3. anupriya sharma April 19, 2013, 2:29 pm

    its really good to get rid of white patches….awsome tips.. :)

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  4. Heartiest Thanks for all these remedies..

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  5. Please suggest me what are the food and fruit,vegetables items should be avoided in white patches

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  6. thnx alot for ur rcmdation love u muah i vil try as soon as possible

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  7. it was really helpful due to the white patches that were forming.

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  8. one of the best remedies

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  9. bhupendra mahi May 6, 2013, 9:18 am

    it is really helpfull thanks……….

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  10. Ricardo carreon May 25, 2013, 2:03 pm

    My daughter has recently starting to show vitiligo I been wanting to use natural resources rather than chemicals. These tips are very helpful thank you.

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    • carla81@me.com June 13, 2013, 9:19 pm

      I’ve just been on holiday and I have these white marks on my legs so I’m trying a few of these remedies. They seem to be workin fading away glad I seen this.

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  11. bryle james 08 June 28, 2013, 1:58 pm

    well i will tries this remedies. The soap and lotion that was given by my doctor sucks and there is no progress
    on the healing thanks for posting this.

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  12. very nice remedy !!!!

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  13. thank you so much for posting this . i will definatly try this solutions…

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  14. How to Get Rid of White Patches on Skin:

    Hmm, I’m interested your information about white patches on skin. All I have both hands and around on mouth had white patches, I feel lack confidence. So I will try to take (Radish Seeds,Ginger, Turmeric, Apple Cider Vinegar !!) do you know how long get rid of white patches on skin?

    Please reply me and thanks
    Chris Paine

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  15. Thanks alot!! Its really helpfull

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  16. Hey Hasan

    Hasan it sounds more like you have tinea which is caused by a fungi. it is very comon. sometimes it goes away by itself but please do se a dermotologist.

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  17. Hi I have vitiligo problem from past 8 years and i tried ayurvedic and english medicina but no use. Write now I am pregnant and it is 9th month running. Could you please suggest me a best medicine or home made Ayurvedic medicine which i can use. Also do i need to avoid any food items?

    Awaiting for your reply.

    Regards,

    Laxmi

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  18. I am trying this remedy as of today, i bought Apple Cider Vinegar. thanks a million

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  19. will keep you on the loop

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  20. I was facing this problem from 4years.i used many medicines,ayurvedic medicines.but there was no use.i think these remedie would be useful

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  21. Bhuneshwar Prasad Singh September 13, 2013, 6:52 am

    About two inches a white spot in right leg below knee. Previously it was very small when i was at ten years old child now I am 59 years old it reached at 2 inches.I am suffering from thyroid disorder 11.25%, I also suffering from elegy and breathing problem.I have no snugger and BP.

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  22. I had applied bavchi oil mixed with turmeric n mustard oil and had few seeds of bavchi soaked overnight everyday(empty stomach).
    The result was commendable.
    Bt just remember dont cry..
    You need to take a lot of care of your emotions.

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  23. I am trying this remedy as of today, i bought Apple Cider Vinegar. thanks a million

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  24. Please suggest me what are the food and fruit,vegetables items should be avoided in white patches

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  25. its a most affective and faster way to get rid of any of the problems related to skin,it is really a best system for girls who r scared from surgeries

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  26. I have got white patch on my right hand side of my forehead since a month i noticed it and applying ointment ( Tacroz 0.3% ) every day and night which is recommended by the skin doctor. But i feel no change. Please suggest.

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    • Hi yogesh…i also hv the same problem….nw i cn see it expanding a little every year….. Please tell me what measures u r taking

      Thanks

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  27. i have a small white mark in my lips i am worried about it.plz suggest me something so that it could be disappeared.

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  28. I have white patch on my chin, which has been there for atleast 15 years. From past 5 years it stopped growing further….now suddenly in last 2-3 months I can see it slowly spreading. And I have recently relocated to a new place.
    What could be the reason, some change in diet….some deficiency?
    And what should I do to bring it back under control?
    Need an urgent reply

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  29. thanks for your tips. i will try this.

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  30. I have white patches on my hand i take ointment picon but no use since 8 month finish same condition please tell me any medicine to remove patches

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  31. helo.i have white patches on my hand n legs and few on my waistline sice 2 years…..i took medicine from skin specialist for more than 1 year………but there is no improvement and i feel its spreading ……….plz suggest me the remadies.yhank u

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  32. Hey i have white dots on stomach ,upper chest and some on back from 4 years,doctors sais it is fungal infection and suggested me the tablets and lotions but nothing worked.recently i got the biopsy report as early stage of vitiligo,which one of the above will be useful and gives the faster result.Now iam observing as the white dots are increasing.Awaiting for reply.

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  33. Hai Even I have white patches last 17 years, I have tried Ayurveda, Alopathy, Unani, but there is no changes in white patches, but last few weeks I started Jhalnethi, drinking 1 liter of luke warm water with empty stomach and brushing out and that cures constipation problem and warm in stomach.

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  34. anupriya you which option used please help

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  35. ill try this to my son.he had white very small white spots before now it spreading in his fingers.thanks

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  36. White spot on my face plz tell me best treatment to remove this

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  37. i got white spot on my backside of the neck. is it curable????

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  38. prakhar trivedi May 31, 2014, 11:01 am

    hi…i have white patches near my nose since last month plz suggest me best remedies to get rid off

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  39. is turmeric good fo all kinds of skin?

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  40. Nene espina karlsen June 30, 2014, 11:33 am

    I will try this,thanks for sharing:)

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  41. Hi ive had vitiligo since I were 7 years old itskeeps spreading all over my body. Ive been told if u scrath it and scrath somewhere elses it will gradually spred and it has and also to qvoid sun light.. also that there is 5 or somthing differnt types of vitiligo. ??? What can I do and which home remedie.. should I choose..

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    • Sorry Sha…there is only one type of vitiligo, is the one we have. there is no cure – no home remedies…sorry to say this..it is harsh but the truth. I have accepted it – i had it since I was 18 years old. I have tried all sort of stuff…from putting brake fluid on it, etc and stopped eating stuff which I was told, i also did ayurvedic medicine but nothing helped. maybe you can go and test yourself for lack of B12 vitamin in your body.

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  42. Hello, I think my comment didnt go through or it was deleted before posted. I have vitiligo for the past 40 years or so. I have tried all remedies but nothing worked. So probably the tips above are for other white patches arising out of fungus or other skin diseases rather than vitiligo. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease like Diabetes and has no cure. I would suggest those with vitiligo should go for B12 vit blood test. that is normally the cause. thanks…please do not delete this post – let people know the truth about vitiligo. Thanks

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  43. These tips are really good nd awesm . Because these tips works properly nd clearly. Those persons have these white patches don’t worry try these tips nd get results.

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  44. Very much useful all of that thnk u:)

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  45. Am having white patches on my both arms & both laps and my toes too. It all started with small white patch on my right lap so i thought it was just ordinary spot may will clear within some couple of days. So when i scratched it and scratch any other part of my skin it affects there and exceeded further and stopped. Am not just happy with it. I need help with remedies. Although i know God will heal each and everyone of us. Amen!!!

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