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.

Skin lightening

Trying a skin-lightening procedure is a major decision. It can be expensive, time-consuming, and the results can't 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 on 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.

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: 19/02/2018

'My baby's birthmark'

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