Embracing the beauty within ourselves often means celebrating the quirks and nuances that make us uniquely us. A beauty mark isn’t just a mole or freckle; it’s a testament to our radical acceptance of the random and diverse elements that compose our appearance. While some may choose to bid adieu to these endearing features through surgery, the true essence of beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Join us as we delve into the characteristics, formation, and common misconceptions surrounding beauty marks, debunking myths and shedding light on their care and enhancement. Because when it comes to beauty marks, it’s not just about accepting them—it’s about embracing them wholeheartedly.

What Are Beauty Marks?

A beauty mark is a mole or dark freckle that is beautiful! What makes it beautiful is our own radical acceptance of the unique and random location, size, and color. Sometimes people want to have these surgically removed. Honestly, this is a personal decision. For truly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Characteristics Of Beauty Marks

Beauty marks, because they are moles or freckles, can be skin-colored or very dark and come in all sizes.

Formation Of Beauty Marks

They can manifest either from birth or gradually emerge due to influences such as sun exposure or hormonal fluctuations. While some individuals possess them from birth, others acquire them during different life stages, including childhood, adolescence, or adulthood.

Common Misconceptions 

  1. Moles and beauty marks are the same thing: Sometimes. Often they are moles. Any loveable mole becomes a beauty mark. 
  2. All Beauty Marks are harmless: Myth. While the majority of them pose no threat, certain ones may warrant closer scrutiny, similar to moles. It’s crucial to observe any alterations in them and to consult a professional if there are any concerns.
  3. Beauty Marks only occur on the face: Myth. Although they are commonly linked with facial features, they can emerge anywhere on the body, mirroring moles. If found on other body parts they possess equal allure and uniqueness.

Can Beauty Marks Get Congested?

Yes! Often a milia can get lodged underneath which causes it to become inflamed and raised. I also see blackheads or compacted blackheads around the edges of beauty marks frequently. Most people don’t realize that they require extractions just like the rest of our facial skin.

When Should You Have Beauty Marks Checked?  

It’s crucial to seek guidance for unusual skin marks, such as beauty marks and moles, to ensure accurate evaluation and diagnosis. If you observe any of the following worrisome indications in your skin marks, promptly schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or healthcare provider:

  • Changes in Shape: The mark exhibits irregular or asymmetrical shapes.
  • Size Changes: Sudden growth or an enlargement in the size.
  • Color Changes: The presence of multiple colors or uneven pigmentation within the mark.
  • Texture Changes: The mole becomes raised, rough, or develops an abnormal texture.
  • Itching or Pain: Persistent itching, tenderness, or pain in it.
  • Bleeding or Crusting: The presence of a crust on the surface or discharge from the mole.
  • New Beauty Marks or Moles: Appearance of new moles or beauty marks, especially after age 30.
  • Family History: History of skin cancer or atypical moles in the family.
  • Immune Suppression: Weakened immune system due to medical conditions or medications.

How To Care & Enhance Your Beauty Marks

Taking steps to enhance and care for them not only allows you to celebrate these unique features but also promotes overall skin health and radiance. Here are some suggestions for enhancing and caring for your beauty marks:

  • Embrace Your Beauty Marks: Embrace and accept your beauty marks as part of your individuality, recognizing that they add character and charm to your appearance.
  • Sun Protection: Safeguard them (and your skin overall) by applying sunscreen with a high SPF. Sun exposure can darken them and increase the risk of developing new ones.
  • Regular Skin Checks: Conduct regular self-examinations of your skin, including your beauty marks, and monitor any changes in size, shape, color, or texture. Seek medical attention if you notice any concerning developments.
  • Moisturize: Hydrate your skin with a suitable moisturizer to maintain its health and improve the appearance of your beauty marks.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Use a gentle cleanser appropriate for your skin type when washing your face, avoiding harsh scrubbing that could them.
  • Avoid Irritation: Refrain from picking or scratching them to prevent inflammation or potential scarring.

Final Thoughts

Let’s keep our beauty marks healthy. Ask your esthetician, who if you are lucky, is a master extractor, to check for skin gunk like milia, blackheads, and compacted blackheads underneath or nearby.