Tamar Braxton Says Vitiligo Is The Main Reason Why Her Skin Looks Lighter

Date December 12, 2017

Tamar Braxton, 40, is a well-known singer, actress, and TV personality. She starred in several reality shows, including the popular series Braxton Family Values, and is a famous pop singer, just like her elder sister Tony. But there is one thing that makes Tamar a bit different from her famous siblings – her skin color.

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Over the years, some people have noticed that Tamar's skin becomes lighter and lighter. There were rumors about the star bleaching her skin in order to make it look less dark. However, according to Tamar herself, the reason her skin is changing its color with time is rather medical: the singer has vitiligo.

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What is vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a condition that makes the skin or hair lose its natural pigmentation, thus changing its color. According to the Vitiligo Research Foundation, the number of people with vitiligo ranges from 0.5 to 2 percent of the general population, depending on the region.

Vitiligo is not a life-threatening disease. The reasons why skin or hair loses its color remain unknown. However, these changes may affect people's lives significantly. And Tamar Braxton is not an exception.

Skin bleaching rumors

A few years ago, the rumors began to swirl that the youngest Braxton girl had plastic surgery and was bleaching her skin. Back in 2012, the singer responded to these rumors in an interview with Bossip:

I just think I grew up and I don’t look the same that I did when I was 19. I don’t think any of us do.

The singer also explained that she had little to no gap between these reality shows she starred in, so she virtually had no time to perform any surgeries.

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But it was Tamar's husband Vince Herbert who revealed the true reason why the woman's look changed so much over the years.

Actually, Tamar has the same thing that Michael Jackson had.

After that, the singer clarified that she has vitiligo and added that her husband would never let her change her appearance.

While vitiligo is not harmful to people's physical health, it often makes them doubt their own beauty and suffer from depression and low self-esteem. However, those who manage to embrace their uniqueness, keep thriving no matter what.

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