Home > Medical > Skin This strange disorder gives children very hard, thick skin Infants with harlequin ichthyosis are born with severely hardened skin that forms large, diamond-shaped plates separated by deep cracks. Permanent makeup: the good and the bad Permanent makeup may be the answer you’ve been looking for, but keep the following in mind. 7 things you didn’t know about psoriasis People with psoriasis suffer from the presence of unsightly red, scaly plaques, often on highly visible areas of the body. Latest in Skin How to avoid a breakout when you work out Experts from the American Academy of Dermatology explained that hitting the gym can cause oil, dirt and bacteria to build up on your skin and lead to acne. Sunscreen chemicals are absorbed into the body, study finds – raising safety concerns The active ingredients in popular sunscreens can be absorbed into the blood at levels that exceed the FDA threshold. WATCH: Mum hid baby from strangers because of purple birthmarks She was scared of people seeing her newborn daughter in public because of the port-wine stain birthmark covering 90% of her body. 10-year-old boy dubbed 'human snake' because rare condition makes him shed skin every month A 10-year-old boy has been dubbed the 'human snake' - because a rare skin condition causes him to shed his skin every month. load more Your Skin Guide Your skin protects you from the elements of the environment and has to withstand a lot of wear and tear throughout the course of a lifetime. It is no wonder that there are so many ailments that affect the skin. Understanding how your skin works can help you protect it from the elements, and consequently help you prevent cancer, premature ageing and dermatitis. A good skin-care routine can help you to manage dry skin, acne and other skin problems effectively. Learn more about a range of skin conditions here. Psoriasis Dry skin Impetigo Dandruff Folliculitis From our sponsor ADVERTORIAL: Treating bacterial skin infection ADVERTORIAL: What is a bacterial skin infection?