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Did Michael Jackson Have Vitiligo?



So much controversy surrounds Michael Jackson and his skin color.  Did he or didn’t he?  Did he bleach his skin or didn’t he?  I don’t really care, I grew up with Michael Jackson and just knew that I would marry Jermaine.  So I was a delusional 13 year old at that time. 

Michael claims to have vitiligo.  Much has been written on the subject of Michael”s skin condition, but only a select few really know the truth.  Even fewer know what vitiligo is.  Many who suffer from vitiligo choose to even depigment all of their skin to appear “even”.  Many speculate that  Michael Jackson chose to depigment his skin  acheive his white appearance.  Michael also relied heavily on makeup.  


 

 According to the Mayo Clinic:

 Vitiligo (vit-ih-LI-go) is a condition in which your skin loses melanin, the pigment that determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or no longer form melanin, causing slowly enlarging white patches of irregular shapes to appear on your skin.

Vitiligo affects all races, but may be more noticeable and disfiguring in people with darker skin. Vitiligo usually starts as small areas of pigment loss that spread with time. These changes in your skin can result in stress and worries about your appearance.

There is no cure for vitiligo. The goal of treatment is to stop or slow the progression of pigment loss and, if you desire, attempt to return some color to your skin. 

Symptoms of Vitiligo

Causes of Vitiligo

 ABC news did a great job chronicling the ever changing face of Michael.   My favorite look of Michael’s however was this one:

 

Michael Jackson 1971 Got to be There

Michael Jackson 1971 Got to be There

If you are suffering from vitiligo, there are options in the way of makeup.  I took lessons from Linda Siedel years ago and learned the art of corrective makeup.  Her Natural Cover is one of the best available for not only evening  the skin pigmentation, but covering tattoos, birth marks and scars.


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  • BNS

    Michael’s doctor confirmed the vitilgo in 92. Today he reconfirmed it and also revealed that Jackson suffered from a second auto-immune disase – lupus.

  • SUPA

    DOES IT MATTER IF HE DID OR DIDN’T? REALLY CAN PEOPLE FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT MICHAEL IS DEAD. HE’S NOT COMING BACK SO WHY WORRY YOUR LITTLE BRAIN ABOUT IT. IF HE BLEACHED HIS SKIN IT WAS HE’S SKIN GOOD LAWD PEOPLE

    • admin

      Thanks for your comment. I was merely trying to inform the public about vitiligo. It’s a dreadful disease. I have compassion for anyone who suffers from it. I happen to provide services to those with vitiligo.

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