Welcome to Living Dappled! Whether you’re new to vitiligo or new to our site, you’ve come to the right place – and we’re glad you’re here. Living with vitiligo can be difficult. It’s an unexpected change that can rob you – or your loved one – of feelings of control and confidence. It can destroy your notions of beauty and identity. And in many ways, it can turn your everyday life upside down. We know this – because we’ve lived it.

That’s why we’re re-imagining life with vitiligo. By bringing you authentic stories, verified research and compelling tools and resources, we hope to arm you with the support, education and inspiration you need to take on vitiligo with confidence.

Below is a reading guide for beginners. Find the topics that speak to you and add value to your life. And if you can’t find an answer you’re looking for? Drop me a note at erika@livingdappled.com.

Erika Page, Founder + Editor

How to Get a Vitiligo Diagnosis Which doctor do I see? How does vitiligo get diagnosed? What will the doctor ask me? Getting a vitiligo diagnosis can be overwhelming. Here’s the answer to all of those questions so you can set your expectations from the get-go. >> Read the blog now.

How to Find a Vitiligo Specialist Won’t any dermatologist know what to do? It’s possible – but not always the case. Here’s why you might want to see a vitiligo specialist – and how to find one. >> Read the blog now.

What You Need to Know about Vitiligo as an Autoimmune Disease Is vitiligo an autoimmune disease? Although only confirmed by scientists in the past decade, the answer is yes – and here’s what you need to know. >>Read the blog now.

Vitiligo Explained as a Factory Metaphor What is vitiligo? Do you actually know? Dr. John Harris, leading vitiligo expert, dermatologist and scientist, explains vitiligo as a malfunctioning factory. >>Read the blog now.

Top Makeup and Skincare Products for Vitiligo Looking for coverup, tanner or sunscreen? We’ve got you covered. Find the top-rated products for each of these categories and more below and then shop them here. >> Read the blow now.

Top Vitiligo Treatments (Updated January 2019) How do you treat vitiligo? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions by vitiligo patients. The good news? We have safe and effective methods for treating vitiligo. Here’s your guide. >>Read the blog now.

Navigating Emotions During a Vitiligo Diagnosis Stress? Fear? Grief? All normal as you navigate a diagnosis. If you’re feeling anything of things or more, you aren’t alone. Find out why below. >>Read the blog now.

15 Resources for Those Newly Diagnosed with Vitiligo There is a lot of information on the web about vitiligo, and also a lot of misinformation. Here’s our guide to experts and resources that you can trust. >>Read the blog now.

Why It’s Okay to Struggle as the Parent of a Child with Vitiligo Research shows that parents of children with vitiligo need as much care and attention as their children – and here’s why. >>Read the blog now.

How to Support Someone Living with Vitiligo Living with vitiligo can be difficult. Trying to support someone living with vitiligo? That can be equally as difficult – and yet so critical to the health and happiness of patients struggling with the condition. >>Read the blog now.