birthmark BirthmarksMarilyn Monroe’s famous birthmark made her an icon for beauty. It is irretrievable to think that a birthmark could be anything but a symbol of beauty and character. Unfortunately, those with birthmarks may not feel as confident as those icon’s of beauty. Some birthmarks come in different shapes and on different areas of our bodies. This is a reason for some to seek out a skin care product that will help with covering or treating birthmarks. First, we need to look at what birthmarks are before we can begin treating them.

A birthmark is a blemish on the skin formed before birth. They are part of the group of skin lesions known as moles. The cause of birthmarks is unknown, but may include cellular damage due to radiation or chemicals. Some types seem to run in families.

Birthmark Tales

In Italian, Spanish, and Middle Eastern cultures, they are called: voglie in Italian; antojos in Spanish; or wiham in Arabic; all of which translate to “wishes” because, according to folklore, they are caused by unsatisfied wishes of the mother during pregnancy. For example, if a pregnant woman does not satisfy a sudden wish or craving for strawberries, then the infant might bear a strawberry mark.

These tales are comical, but they do add an interesting dimension to the special spots that have made you unique.

Common Types of Birthmarks

Stork Bite, Angels Kiss, and Salmon patch birthmarks are pink, irregular, and flat. They are less than three inches tall and wide. They occur on the neck, head top-lip. Nearly half of newborns have a stork bite (angels kiss). Most fade by the end of the first year.

Mongolian Blue Spot, Blue bum, and sacral spot, are bluish, bruise-like, irregular and flat. They are about ten centimeters across, located in the lower back and bottom. These are more common in darker skinned people. These may not appear until sometime after birth, but gradually fade.

Strawberry marks are red, raised and lumpy, and these can appear anywhere on the body., One in twenty births., The mark usually appears between one and four weeks, it can then grow rapidly, before stopping and slowly fading. Sixty percent of marks have vanished by five years, and ninety percent have gone by age ten.

Café au lait spot, is light brown, milk coffee color. They are oval and can appear anywhere on the body. It is common to have one or two spots, but three or more can be an indicator of a genetic disorder. The spots do not fade with age.

Giant Congenital Hairy Nevus is light brown in fair-skinned people and almost black in darker skinned people. These are irregular. Some are small marks that are usually flat, but large ones can be raised and lumpy. The size runs from under a centimeter to over 30 centimeter, and can appear anywhere on the body. Studies have suggested a cancer risk is associated with large marks. Some marks are associated with a buildup of melanin in the spinal cord.

The Port-wine stain is pale or pink at birth, becoming darker with age to a deep wine red. They are irregular and usually large, more than ten centimeters across. The port-wine stain is usually found on the face and they do not fade. Marks around the eye are associated with glaucoma. These birthmarks are the most problematic and carry a psychological impact for some.

Dermablend Covert Duet Custom Corrector – Tan Duo is the perfect blend to customize the color you need for the cover-up. Since birthmarks range in color, size, and tone, it is a good idea to consider using custom hues. The cover cream comes in a variety of shades to match your skin tone, but this custom corrector provides pink and yellow pigments to match your birthmark perfectly. This corrector also has the amazing abilities to hide large pores and wrinkles, unlike other camouflage correctors. This is the best of the best, especially for the face or small areas.

For those with larger birthmarks, Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer Sable is a great choice. It has the same benefits and qualities of Dermablend Custom Corrector Duo, but without the additional pink or yellow tones. This is a one-stop source to correct any birthmark or other darker skin hues like tattoos. There is nothing better and more economical.

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder – Original is the final step after using the Dermablend Cover Cream. This is to set the corrector. We have found that the Dermablend brand is the best cover-up, but unless you use the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder, it may run off on your clothing or anything else it touches. Tip: The powder is what saves your clothes and keeps the corrector on all day, and even several days. The powder is a necessity.

Because Dermablend has the tendency to have vigorous staying power, we recommended using the Dermablend Remover. Using regular soap will make removing Dermablend a real chore. The Dermablend Remover makes it easier to remove. Tip: Do not use towels or washcloths using regular soap to remove this as it could stain. Use the remover with your hands or a special cloth that you only use to remove Dermablend.

No related posts.

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.

2 Responses to “Birthmarks”

  • Jose:

    Im a 18 year old boy and i have struggled with a birthmark since birth it covers the whole left side of my neck,i wear a hoody on all day because i dont feel any comfort with myself i hate it with a passion and cant take it nomore i dont think dremablend will work on me because i feel like my birthmark is to big its a dark red color please anybody that wants to help me please do im only Asking for a life changin experince i wanna be happy and not depressed im to young to think bout stupid stuff pleassee anybody help me ;(

  • You will not know whether Dermablend will work for you until you try it. Don’t give up before you give it a shot. If nothing else, it could make it less noticeable. At some point, you may be able to consult a dermatologist for laser treatments that can lighten your birthmark.

    You may be hesitant because you are male and not accustomed to putting on “makeup.” Perhaps you could ask a sympathetic relative, sister, cousin, or maybe a female friend to help you apply it.

    You are not your birthmark. You are much more. Don’t forget that. I wish you the very best.

Leave a Reply

Spam protection by WP Captcha-Free