Healthy skin and skin conditions

Look after your skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects you, heals itself and lasts a lifetime. Find out how to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful to touch.

Sunscreen and sun safety

Protect your skin against sun damage (including sunbeds) and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Dangers of black henna

The risks of 'black henna' temporary tattoos, and why you should avoid them.

Warts on fingers

Common skin conditions

The facts about five common skin problems, including causes and available treatments.

Keloid scars

Raised, shiny scars are known as keloid scars. Find out who gets them and how they're treated.

'Sunbathing gave me skin cancer'

Rachel loved sunbathing ? until she found an odd-looking mole on her toe. It turned out to be cancer.

Skin lightening

Trying a skin-lightening procedure is a major decision. It can be expensive, time-consuming, and the results canft be guaranteed.

Psoriasis: 'Don't suffer in silence'

Actor and comedian Toby Hadoke talks about living with severe psoriasis and gives his tips for taking control of this unpleasant skin condition.

'I was petrified of passing psoriasis to my children'

Mum-of-three Ros Foreman explains how she copes with the daily challenges of living with psoriasis.

Skin camouflage: Maria's story

Maria Angel talks about growing up with a facial birthmark and how the Changing Faces skin camouflage service has helped.

Treating birthmarks

Advice on getting treatment for birthmarks, such as port wine stains and haemangiomas.

Rebecca Lindsay

'My daughter had birthmark surgery'

Gillian Lindsay talks about the surgery her child had to remove a facial haemangioma.

Mole assessment

Mole self-assessment

Could you have a cancerous mole and not know it?

Scars: skin camouflage

An expert explains how skin camouflage is used to cover marks and scars. Dina, who has hyperpigmentation, describes how it improved her confidence.

Media last reviewed: 19/07/2015

Next review due: 19/07/2017

'My baby's birthmark'

Claire Lewin talks about bringing up her daughter Eloise, who was born with a haemangioma

Healthy eating

Information on how to achieve a balanced diet, tips to help you get your 5 A DAY, plus advice for vegetarians

Facelift

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