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Bearberry for the Skin

uvaursi Bearberry for the Skin

Historically, Bearberry has been one of the most successful treatments of urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and a host of other illnesses. Bearberry is a powerful tonic for the body, and its antiseptic properties are excellent for the skin as well. Bearberry is one of the many ingredients that are becoming more prominent in skin care products today. Cosmetic companies are seeing the need to create skin care products with natural ingredients to fight skin conditions and offer safer alternatives, especially for those with sensitive skin and allergies.

Common antiseptics like witch hazel are still widely used today to treat wounds, acne, and other skin conditions. Natural resources like herbs and berries were the only form of medicinal or cosmetic treatment available. Now, these natural enhancements are making way to today’s mainstream cosmetics. These cosmetics happen to be the most successful product lines available to combat a variety of skin conditions.

One of the little known secrets to bearberry is the hypopigmenting component. This component has a whitening effect on the skin, making bearberry perfect for those want to treat freckles, age spots, or vitiligo. Used alone, bearberry can dramatically change the tone and color of the skin. Because of the powerful whitening effects, bearberry is combined with other ingredients in cosmetics to have a subtle effect on the skin. This way, the bearberry will be mild enough to lighten problem areas without overbleaching. Used regularly, bearberry can remove the most stubborn pigmented areas of the skin.

Another benefit to the potent properties of Bearberry is the bacteriostatic action that works against Staphylococci, the staph responsible for the MRSA superbug. Any skin care product with Bearberry may also help the fight against the superbug, in addition to the other benefits for the skin.

Bearberry also increases the cell turnover rate and it is an excellent antioxidant. It works to fight free radicals, preventing additional skin conditions, and works as a natural sunscreen.

Too much sun exposure can cause skin cancer, and the first sign of skin cancer is the presence of melanoma, usually in the form of freckles, age spots, and moles. Bearberry can reverse the damage from the sun, and may very well play a role in the prevention of skin cancer.

Various studies have concluded the benefits and the risks of using sunscreen. Dermatologists only look at the skin, so they are going to recommend using a sunscreen. While sunscreen may block out the sun’s rays, it will also block out the needed Vitamin D component, the same component responsible for the prevention of breast and other cancers. It may seem like a catch 22, but keep in mind that natural ingredients like bearberry will let you have your cake and eat it too. With Bearberry, you can enjoy the sun, reverse the signs of sun damage, and protect against further damage of the sun.

Bearberry, like any other herb or medicinal remedy, is not allergy-free for everyone.


vitiligo VitiligoVitiligo is a chronic skin condition that causes a loss of skin pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin. The precise cause of vitiligo is complex and not fully understood. There is some evidence suggesting it is caused by a combination of auto-immune, genetic, and environmental factors.

Age of onset is often in young adulthood and the condition tends to progress gradually with lesions enlarging and extending until a quiescent state is reached.”

Half of people with vitiligo develop patches of depigmented skin appearing on extremities before their 20s. The patches may grow, shrink, or remain constant in size. Patches often occur symmetrically across both sides on the body. Occasionally small areas may repigment as they are recolonised by melanocytes. The location of vitiligo affected skin changes over time, with some patches re-pigmenting and others becoming affected.

In some cases, mild trauma to an area of skin seems to cause new patches. For example, the skin around the ankles develops patches from the friction with shoes or sneakers. Doctors also say that cuts that turn into scabs will heal and the new skin becomes depigmented, if the person already has vitiligo. Vitiligo may also be caused by stress that affects the immune system, leading the body to react and start eliminating skin pigment.

Vitiligo on the scalp may affect the color of the hair, leaving white patches or streaks. It will similarly affect facial and body hair.

There are a number of ways to alter the appearance of vitiligo without addressing its underlying cause. In mild cases, vitiligo patches can be hidden with makeup or other cosmetic camouflage solutions. Ironically, exposure to sunlight may also cause the melanocytes to regenerate to allow the pigmentation to come back to its original color. Vitiligo is one skin condition that sunshine will help, rather than damage the skin’s condition.

Meanwhile, has searched for the best camouflage solutions for vitiligo, until the sunshine can reduce or eliminate the patches. Dermablend has been the leader in these types of skin conditions, bringing back confidence to the self-esteem and psychological effects of irregular pigmented skin. CoverBlend does well in both camouflaging patches and skin rejuvenation. Whether Vitiligo shows up on your legs or on your face, we have the solutions to help cover those areas with the best corrective makeup on the market.

Dermablend Quick Fix – Light is excellent at covering any vitiligo patch, whether on the body or on the face. Since Dermablend offers corrective makeup for the legs specifically, this is mostly used on the face, chest, or arms area. It also covers tattoos as well.

Dermablend Leg and Body Cover – Golden is great for the legs and other areas of the body. It’s not as thick as the original cover cream, but it is highly effective in covering vitiligo patches, and perfect for wearing skirts or summertime attire.

CoverBlend from Exuviance has an excellent palette of skin regeneration and corrective cover makeup in one. The special ingredients have a mild glycolic action that rejuvenates the skin, working as the corrective makeup camouflages the area. It’s the best way to treat vitiligo!

CoverBlend Multi Function Concealer-SPF 15 – Beige is an excellent way to cover up and spend a day in the sun without the worry of sun damage. Spending some time in the sun is good for this skin condition, so the SPF 15 is perfect. They also carry difference colors to match your skin tone and offer the SPF of 20 as well. Remember too much sunshine for anyone is not good for the skin. Tip: Use sunscreen on areas not covered with vitiligo patches, while using the CoverBlend Concealer on the vitiligo.

CoverBlend and DermaBlend come in a wide variety of colors to match your skin tone, and they offer a variety of different applications as well. Browse the collections and see for yourself the endless possibilities.

At, we care about your self-esteem and want you to look and feel your best. Feel confident using our recommendations for treating vitiligo.