Archive

September 2016

Inspirational People: Cassandra Bankson 30/09/2016

Inspirational People: Cassandra Bankson

Cassandra Bankson is an American Model and YouTuber. Much like Elaine Mokk, Cassandra has suffered from the skin condition cystic acne. During her childhood, Cassandra endured cruel bullying for the appearance of her acne, it was then how Cassandra practised with makeup and learnt how to conceal her pimples. Because of Cassandra’s talented makeup skills, she was able to conceal her skin so well that her Acne was hard to detect. In Cassandra’s portfolio shots, her skin appeared “flawless” which lead to Cassandra becoming a model. Cassandra also decided to start a YouTube... Read More

Inspirational People: Elaine Mokk 29/09/2016

Inspirational People: Elaine Mokk

Elaine Mokk is a YouTuber from Canada. In the past, Elaine suffered from severe cystic acne. Cystic acne is a condition which causes very painful, large, red pimples. Usually, when you get a pimple it is caused when a pore in the skin becomes blocked. This is usually caused by dead skin cells. When bacteria gets trapped this is often when the swelling and redness occurs. With Cystic acne, the infection goes deep into the skin which causes a tender red pus filled bump to appear. Cystic acne can be... Read More

Inspirational People: Dara Torres 28/09/2016
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Inspirational People: Dara Torres

Dara Torres is a USA Olympic medalist who is the only woman to have represented America five times. Shortly after the 1993 Games, Dara was diagnosed with the condition Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition that causes red flaky patches to develop on the skin. Psoriasis is a chronic condition which means that it is long term but the condition often involves periods where symptoms calm down followed by periods where symptoms flare up. The condition is caused when there is an increased in the production of the skin cells. The... Read More

Daniella Covers Her Spider Veins With Veil Cover Cream 26/09/2016
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Daniella Covers Her Spider Veins With Veil Cover Cream

We recently received some fantastic feedback from Daniella, a lady who has been using Veil Cover Cream on a daily basis to conceal spider veins and dark undereye circles. Here is what Daniella had to say about Veil Cover Cream: “As you are aware from my order history I use Veil products every day. It’s the one item I can not live without and will not travel without it. I use the Veil cream to cover up the spider veins I have on my cheek area and the dark circles... Read More

Inspirational People: Patience Hodgson 25/09/2016

Inspirational People: Patience Hodgson

Patience Hodgson is the lead singer of Australian indie rock band, The Grates. Patience was born with a Port Wine Stain birthmark that covers half of her upper body. Port Wine Stain birthmarks develop when there is abnormal development of the blood vessels within the skin. This occurs when there is a genetic change when the baby develops in the womb. Port Wine Stains are not caused by done or not done by the mother during pregnancy. Despite having a birthmark Patience does not let her Port Wine Stain hold... Read More

Inspirational People: Kristen Luong 24/09/2016

Inspirational People: Kristen Luong

Kristen Luong is a fashion designer from New York. Kristen was born with a unique birthmark around her right eye. Kristen’s birthmark is called a Nevus of Ota and appears blue/grey in colour and is frequently mistaken for a bruise. Nevus of Ota is caused when melanocytes (the cells that produce the skin’s pigment, melanin) become trapped in the Dermis (the middle layer of the skin.) Because of her birthmarks appearance, Kristen is often approached and asked questions about her Nevus Of Ota. Kristen told the Daily Mail “There are... Read More

Inspirational People: April Star 23/09/2016
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Inspirational People: April Star

April Star is an 11-year-old from Florida. April was diagnosed with the condition Vitiligo when she was just 6 years old. Vitiligo is a condition which causes white patches to develop on the skin. These patches develop due to a lack of the chemical in the skin called Melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives the skin its colour. There is no clear evidence as to what causes a lack of Melanin in the skin, however, some research suggests that the condition has been linked to the autoimmune system. Although... Read More

Inspirational People: Ciera Swaringen 22/09/2016

Inspirational People: Ciera Swaringen

Ciera Swaringen is a young lady from North Carolina. Ciera was born with a rare condition called Congenital Melanocytic Nevus which causes mole like Birthmarks to develop on the skin. Ciera’s mole like birthmarks cover more than two-thirds of her body and since she was a young child, she has endured cruel taunts from both children and adults. Ciera told the Daily Mail “Teenage boys are usually the first ones to comment when they see me, they say things like, “You look like you’re dirty, take a wash.” But I’m so... Read More

Inspirational People: Harley Dabbs 21/09/2016
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Inspirational People: Harley Dabbs

Harley Dabbs is a young lady from North Carolina, USA. When Harley was two years old she was left with 85 percent burns across her body after being in a house fire. Harley was given a two percent chance of survival but defied medics despite having such extreme injuries. Unfortunately growing up Harley was a target for bullies due to the scarred appearance of her skin. This lead to Harley suffering from depression and even suicidal thoughts. Harley told the Daily Mail: “At 14 I started getting depressed – I... Read More

Inspirational People: Giorgia Lanuzza 20/09/2016
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Inspirational People: Giorgia Lanuzza

Giorgia Lanuzza is a young lady who has the condition Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition that causes red and flaky patches on the skin. The patches often appear silver in colour and patches normally appear on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp, however, Psoriasis can appear anywhere on the body. In many cases, patches are itchy and sore. Giorgia was diagnosed with Psoriasis when she was 13 years old and the condition affects 97 percent of her body. Giorgia’s Psoriasis was triggered when her father passed away. She told the Daily... Read More