by Daniel Laberge
Human grooming

Skin conditions and disorders
caused by fold crossings

From acne to cancer

Those odd spots and features on your skin are fold crossings.

The many faces of the fold crossing

Non-problematic and problematic fold crossings

Badly identified fold crossings -
The many names of the fold crossing

A fold crossing

is also known as a:

Pimple

Blackhead

Comedo

Acne

Node or nodule

Mole

Beauty spot or mark

Nevus

Black or brown spot

Sun spot

Age spot

Dilated pore

Dimple

Hair vertex or crown

Wart

Heel spur

Lentigo

Skin lesion

Bulla

Macule

Papule

Plaque

Pustule

Vesicle

Epithelioma

Melanoma

...

All these cutaneous problems occur only at fold crossings.

Holes , bumps and spots in the skin

Many fold crossings deform the skin around them in an observable manner.

Holes, dents and cavities

Holes and cavities in the skin

Notice how the holes follow the path of underlying folds.

Lumps and bumps in the skin

Bump in the skin

Bumps and lumps in your skin aren't always visible, but you can find them easily with your super-sensitive fingertips.

Dark or pale spots on the skin

Brown spot on the skin

Visible fold crossing
caused by the concentration of skin pigments (melanin) in one location.

Open and closed fold crossings

Fold crossings form skin caverns that store wastes

Open and closed chimneys

Open and closed chimneys

Your skin  covers the opening of some fold crossings with epidermis cells as part of its wound healing process.

Sebum mines

Acne

Blackheads and pimples are fold crossings.

Open fold crossing chimneys evacuate their wastes

Fold crossing with an open chimney

Fold crossing
with an
open chimney

Wastes can leave an open chimney.

Blackheads - A dried plug on the fold crossings

Fold crossing with a blocked chimney

Fold crossing
with a
blocked chimney

The top dries out and blocks the exit.

Sealed chimneys entrap their wastes

Fold crossing with a sealed chimney

Fold crossing
with a
sealed chimney

Epidermis formed at the surface

closes the chimney.

Pimples - Sealed fold crossings under pressure

Sealed
fold crossing
with its chimney
under pressure

New sebum arrival creates pressure that curves the skin.

Acne at adolescence

Trapped in wastes may infect the skin

Over pressured sealed fold crossing

Over pressured
sealed
fold crossing
causing infection

The skin is perforated.

A mixture of sebum, pus, serum and blood

Fold crossings explain symmetrical acne locations

The cancer connection

Melanoma

This is a melanoma.
Notice the resemblance with the brown spot pictured higher up.

Backing evidence

Holes and cavities in the skin