Chloe was diagnosed with hemangioma, a strawberry birthmark, which grew to the size of a grapefruit.
Yulianna Yussef has amassed a large following on Instagram, thanks to her unique birthmarks. While she projects confidence, she says, she nevertheless struggles with her skin condition.
Mariana Mendes was born with a prominent facial birthmark stretching across her face, but has always embraced the mark that makes her unique. Now she wants to encourage others to love their differences.
When a child is born, there are certain physical similarities to their parents that we look for first: Their eyes, their ears, their mouth.
Lydia, a little girl born with a port-wine stain on her cheek, learned firsthand at preschool that kids can be mean, but her response was mature and constructive.
Baby Charlie Crenshaw may only be eight months old - but her unique birthmark has already made her an internet star. The tot's bright blue eyes, button nose and adorable outfits make for the perfect Instagram snap, but it is the
Paige Billiot, 23, from Los Angeles, was born with a dark red mark, known as a port-wine stain, covering her left cheek. Growing up the actress and filmmaker was subjected to cruel bullying about her birthmark, which lead to her feeling self-conscious about her looks. “When I was younger, the birthmark was hard for me to deal with,” she explains.
Model Celina Leroy has posed make-up free for the first time in two decades to inspire others to embrace their true selves. Because the port wine stain birthmark she’d spent £10,000 trying to hide was actually part of who she was and it was time to embrace the real her. Celina Leroy from Brooklyn, New York was born with a large port wine stain covering her chin, lips and cheek.
Lexxie Harford is like a lot of 23-year-olds. Harford has heterochromia, a condition that affects the colouration of both her skin and eye – one is blue while the other is green. Using Imgur, she posted a series of selfies showing off her birthmark.