International Vascular Birthmarks Awareness Day
It is very likely that you have encountered someone with a birthmark at one time or another in your life. Vascular Birthmark Day is an awareness and support day for people with birthmarks. It also helps people to understand them. Bullying for birthmarks is a very common problem, especially considering that almost half of all people have them. Vascular Birthmark Day is for anyone who has a birthmark, or who knows someone with one.
Although birthmarks can be quite common due to their location, they are almost always invisible to the naked eye. Don’t worry if you have a Storkbite birthmark. This is a mild discoloration that feels the same as other skin. Another common Vascular Birthmark is the strawberry mark. These marks form in the first few weeks of a child’s life, and then stop growing by age 10. Port-Wine Stain is another common Vascular Birthmark. It results from nerve supply to blood vessels being deficient or absent.
Birthmarks are almost always harmless. They are also harmless to anyone around them. They can be ugly and can make a person’s face stand out. Vascular Birthmark Day is an initiative to bring awareness about these common features and stop bullying birthmark-shaming.
You can celebrate Vascular Birthmark day by taking pride in your birthmark and sharing a picture on social media. You can stand up for someone with a birthmark, and help to prevent bullying from your community. You can also spend time studying Vascular Birthmarks. Learn about the famous cases, learn how they manifest, and just generally educate yourself on these common conditions.