Some famous people with scars wear them proudly, while some refuse to discuss or acknowledge them. Get the stories behind some of the most famous scars in Hollywood, plus tips on how to care for your own scars. Hollywood is the land of beautiful people, celebrities who are admired for their good, often perfect looks. But you might be surprised to learn which of the biggest stars sport scars — or where those scars came from. Some embrace them and openly share their stories; others say the topic of their scar is off limits. Take a look at nine of the most famous celebrity scars and discover their origin as well as tips for scar management from Jessica Krant, MD, MPH, a board-certified dermatologist, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and founder of Art of Dermatology in Manhattan.
Facial scars are attractive to the opposite sex
Facial scars are attractive to the opposite sex | Science | The Guardian
Body marking has been used for centuries in parts of Africa to indicate a person's tribal heritage. It's becoming less common but some people still want to carry the marks of their ancestors. This article contains images which some might find disturbing. In the town of Ouidah in southern Benin, a voodoo ritual is about to take place following two days of celebration. The Houeda ethnic group is one of a number in Benin which believes that scarring children - usually on their face - will connect them with their ancestors. The children are given new names, their hair is shaved and they are taken to a convent where an oracle helps them to communicate with previous generations. Ash is used to mark the place where the incisions are to be made and then it takes a few seconds to make the cuts.
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They give Action Man a certain ruggedness and bestow instant testosterone on movie heroes, and according to British psychologists, facial scars can also make men more attractive to the opposite sex. Men with mild facial scars were typically ranked as more appealing by women who were looking for a brief relationship, though they were not considered better as marriage material, a study found. In the same experiments, women with facial scars were judged to be as attractive as those without, the researchers said. The sexual allure of the facial scar has long puzzled psychologists.
Most people have at least one scar on their body and luckily, for the majority of us, it does not cause any real upset. However, through my work at the Wound Healing Research Unit, I am in contact with people who find that living with a scar is more of a problem to them. It's not just the person who has the scar s but also the family and friends who are affected.