What is vitiligo? If you've never heard of it before, you're not alone. Many people have never heard of this rare skin condition. Some of the people who are aware of the condition come to it through personal experience. Others have seen vitiligo models like Winnie Harlow, who uses her modeling career to educate the public on her condition
Vitiligo is characterized by patches of depigmented (lighter) skin and sometimes hair. While this usually does no physical damage, psychological problems may occur thanks to the stigma attached to the condition. Anyone can develop vitiligo - there's even vitiligo in animals. Keep reading to learn more vitiligo facts, and learn the answers to some important questions, such as, what causes vitiligo? and, is it the same thing as albinism?