Stretch marks occur when the dermal layer is stretched to breaking point. The dermal layer is sandwiched between the epidermis and the hypodermis, and usually provides support and strength to the more fragile epidermis.
If body volume increases too rapidly and put under too much strain, the dermis can tear, revealing the hypodermis beneath. This [...]
The Daily Mail recently challenged one woman to forgo all cosmetic treatments and make-up for one month and to write about her experience. This probably sounds like a complete nightmare to most women, and reading the article it would seem that this ‘experiment’ only confirms how much we depend on our lotions and potions to [...]
When you have been through the traumatic experience of living with active acne and desperately trying to get it under control, it can be utterly disheartening to find yourself stuck with scarring once the blemishes have finally gone.
Acne scars are typically indented due to tissue loss; with names like ‘ice pick scars’, it is [...]
The actress Salma Hayek has recently revealed that she suffered from acne during her twenties, to such an extent that she became ‘severely depressed’ and was unable to leave the house. She also blames the acne for her increased tendency at that time to ‘comfort eat’, and her subsequent weight gain.
This will be a familiar [...]
It can be distressing for any new parent to find that their child has been born with a birthmark. Birthmarks can vary in size and position; some fade on their own, while others can increase in size as the child grows.
Some types of vascular birthmark, such as that known as the salmon patch, tend to [...]
A teenager from Chorley has bemused friends and family by having a very unusual tattoo inked onto his thigh: a portrait of the current Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The tattoo set him back nearly two hundred pounds, and the tattoo artists entrusted with the task has said it is one of the most unusual [...]
We all know that the sun is Enemy N°1 for our skin. Although that tan may make you look and feel great for the couple of weeks that follow your holiday, the damage sustained could have consequences that make themselves felt (and seen) for much, much longer.
Of course, the first approach should always be one [...]
Sex and the City actress, Cynthia Nixon has recently spoken out about her struggles with rosacea, also explaining how she mistook the first signs for adult acne. Having suffered from acne in her youth, she thought that the spots appearing on her face were down to a new phase of break-outs.
As a result, she [...]
Have you noticed small, spidery, purple lines appearing on your face or legs? If so, then you will know that these dilated blood vessels can cause real problems when it comes to your appearance. Although they are not harmful, these veins can be highly visible and can be difficult to conceal with everyday make-up products.
Having your children will be one of the most fantastic experiences of your life, and yet nine months of carrying a little passenger can take its toll on your body. Many new mothers struggle to adapt to the changes their body goes through during and after pregnancy, and stretch marks can make it harder to [...]