October 2016

Inspirational People: Dayka Robinson 31/10/2016

Inspirational People: Dayka Robinson

Dayka Robinson is an interior designer from Atlanta who has Vitiligo. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease which causes the white patches to develop on the skin due to the immune system mistakenly attacking the cells that produce Melanin, the skin’s pigment. The exact cause of the condition is currently unknown and there is, unfortunately, no cure for Vitiligo. Although Vitiligo isn’t physically painful it can affect people mentally due to the appearance of the condition. Speaking on her blog, Dayka Robinson Designs, Dayka says “The “downside”? Knowing that it’s “just... Read More

What are Keloid Scars? 30/10/2016

What are Keloid Scars?

Keloid Scars occur when a protein called collagen gathers around damaged skin and builds up to help a wound seal over. However, instead of fading and becoming smooth like normal scar tissue, Keloid Scarring doesn’t stop growing and invades healthy skin making the area bigger than the original wound. According to the NHS, 10-15% of all wounds turn into Keloid Scars and they can occur anywhere on the body but they are more common on the chest, shoulders, neck and head. Keloid scars are often shiny, hairless, hard or rubbery,... Read More

What is Perioral Dermatitis? 29/10/2016

What is Perioral Dermatitis?

Perioral Dermatitis is a skin condition that is often mistaken for Rosacea. According to the National Rosacea Society, Perioral Dermatitis causes a red and bumpy rash to form on the lower portion of the face, particularly around the mouth. The appearance of Perioral Dermatitis can look very similar to the pimples and spots of Subtype 2 Rosacea which explains why it is often mistaken for the condition. The cause of Perioral Dermatitis is said to be close to an allergic reaction rather than being classed as a chronic inflammatory condition. Many medical... Read More

Inspirational People: Beck Lomas 28/10/2016

Inspirational People: Beck Lomas

Beck Lomas is a 22-year-old fitness blogger from Australia who recently took to Instagram to share a message with her followers. Beck shared a no makeup selfie and explained how at times her skin gets her down but it does not define who she is. Beck said: “Haven’t done a post like this in a while so here goes. THIS is my current situation. A pimply, bleeding, sore face. It doesn’t look THAT bad, but it feels prettttty bad. My skin will always be a journey in itself, I don’t... Read More

Inspirational People: Rozella Marie Mahjhrin 27/10/2016

Inspirational People: Rozella Marie Mahjhrin

Rozella Marie Mahjhrin is an upcoming musician from Malaysia. Rozella was born with a facial birthmark. Because of the prominent look of her birthmark, Rozella received lots of stares, attention and comments from strangers whilst growing up. Rozella was even approached by strangers, salespeople and even family members who offered to “fix” her birthmark. Rozella told The Sun Daily: “From a very young age, I was going for whitening and laser treatments, facials, and trying different supplements, but nothing worked. They made me feel worse – as if there’s something wrong... Read More

Inspirational People: Aiesha Robinson 25/10/2016

Inspirational People: Aiesha Robinson

Aiesha Robinson is a lady who was diagnosed with the condition Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin due to the body mistakenly attacking healthy cells which produce the skin’s pigment Melanin. Others with the condition include Winnie Harlow, Laiea Walsh, April Star and Tanesha Brown. When first diagnosed with the condition Aisha was devastated but today she is determined to help others with Vitiligo. She told the CT News Montreal: “I had a small white dot my right thumb, I was already self-conscious and I... Read More

Inspirational People: Laura Gregory 25/10/2016

Inspirational People: Laura Gregory

Laura Gregory is a young lady who was diagnosed with Vitiligo when she was 12 years old. Vitiligo is a long-term condition which causes white patches to develop when there is a lack of Melanin in the skin. Melanin is the chemical that gives our skin its pigment and colour. When Laura attended school she was teased by classmates who joked that she had a bad spray tan or birthmarks. However, today Laura has begun to embrace her Vitiligo and has become a successful model and beauty queen. Laura told The... Read More

Inspirational People: Laiea Walsh 24/10/2016

Inspirational People: Laiea Walsh

Laiea Walsh is an American young lady who has the condition Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a condition that causes white patches to develop on the skin due to a lack of pigment. Growing up Laiea found living with her condition difficult. She told the The Daily Mail: “At school I really struggled with it. I wrote sad letters, feeling as if no one understood me. I would only wear long sleeves and always try to hide the vitiligo. I wouldn’t say I was suicidal but I definitely thought life would be better without... Read More

What is a Melanocytic Nevus? 23/10/2016

What is a Melanocytic Nevus?

Melanocytic Nevus is a type of skin lesion that contains nevus cells which are a type of melanocyte. Melanocytes are what produce the skin’s pigment, also known as melanin. Many people refer to Melanocytic Nevi as moles whilst others refer to the lesions are birthmarks. In terms of appearance, Melanocytic Nevi tend to be black or brown and are darker in colour compared to the rest of the skin. That being said, Melanocytic Nevi can also appear pink or flesh coloured. When it comes to the texture some Melanocytic Nevi... Read More

Inspirational People: Giorgia Piscina 22/10/2016

Inspirational People: Giorgia Piscina

Giorgia Piscina is a young Australian lady who recently revealed that she was born with a birthmark that covers half of her face. Giorgia was born in England but moved to Australia when she was 8 years old. Giorgia trained as a gymnast, was a competitive cheerleader and also competed as a bikini model. Giorgia also recently competed for a $250,000 one-year contract with wrestling entertainment company WWE after being selected for the US reality TV show WWE Tough Enough. According to Giorgia first spotted the opportunity after it was posted... Read More