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Birthmarks

Veil Cover Cream is a high coverage makeup product designed to cover up and conceal birthmarks including strawberry birthmarks and port wine stains, vitiligo, scars, scarring, keloid scars, pigmentation marks, xanthelasma, melasma, acne, spots, blemishes, redness, rosacea, cafe au lait spots, broken capillaries, spider veins. varicose veins, raynaud's, redness, blushing and more. 06/11/2016

What Is A Strawberry Birthmark?

A Strawberry Birthmark, also known as a Haemangioma, is a collection of blood vessels under the skin that forms a lump. There are two forms of Strawberry Birthmark. The first is a Superficial Haemangioma. This is a raised red area of skin. The second is a Deep Haemangioma. This is a blue coloured birthmark as the blood vessels are deeper in the skin. According to the Birthmark Support Group, one in ten babies have a Haemangioma. This birthmark is more common in girls, multiple births, premature babies and low birth... Read More

Veil Cover Cream is a high coverage makeup product designed to cover up and conceal birthmarks including strawberry birthmarks and port wine stains, vitiligo, scars, scarring, keloid scars, pigmentation marks, xanthelasma, melasma, acne, spots, blemishes, redness, rosacea, cafe au lait spots, broken capillaries, spider veins. varicose veins, raynaud's, redness, blushing and more. 05/11/2016

What Are Cafe Au Lait Spots?

Cafe Au Lait Spots are light brown coloured flat birthmarks that can vary greatly in size. Some of these birthmarks appear small whereas others appear large. They vary from person to person. Cafe Au Lait spots usually appear on the skin during birth. However, they can also develop when the child is an infant. These birthmarks develop when the cells that produce the skin’s pigment, Melanin, collect together. These light brown flat birthmarks are harmless and many children have one or two spots. These small birthmarks, in general, tend to... Read More

Inspirational People: Dean Woodford 04/11/2016

Inspirational People: Dean Woodford

Dean Woodford is a film producer from Salisbury who was born with a Port Wine Stain birthmark on his left arm. A Port Wine Stain birthmark is a type of vascular birthmark which occurs when the blood vessels underneath the skin do not form properly. Port Wine Stain birthmarks can vary in size, appear anywhere on the body and are often flat and red or purple in colour. Most Port Wine Stains are permanent and may even deepen in colour as time goes on. Growing up Dean endured bullying because... Read More

Inspirational People: Annabel Jarvis 03/11/2016

Inspirational People: Annabel Jarvis

Annabel Jarvis is a young lady from Bristol who was born with a facial birthmark. Growing up Annabel didn’t receive any remarks or problems when growing up with her birthmark. It was only when she was 16 years old when she found people began asking her about her facial mark. It was then when Annabel found herself becoming paranoid that people were staring at her. Annabel told Cosmo “I was 19 I was ready to start afresh in a more open-minded city. So I moved to Brighton with my boyfriend.” Once... 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

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 news.com.au Giorgia first spotted the opportunity after it was posted... 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: 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