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Hold Phone Away From Skin, Hydrate to Beat Acne

Uma Singh, Medical Consultant for Ozone Organic Advantage, and Shikhee Agrawal, Head Trainer at The Body Shop, have shared a few tips:

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Instead of invading pathogens, the new vaccine would be the first to target bacteria already in human skin. Pixabay

It’s easy to avoid skin problems like acne by taking simple precautions. Drink sufficient water everyday and keep your phone a little away from your face for starters, suggest experts.

Uma Singh, Medical Consultant for Ozone Organic Advantage, and Shikhee Agrawal, Head Trainer at The Body Shop, have shared a few tips:

* Have a glass of water every hour. For glowing and acne-free skin, drink eight to 10 glasses of water. This water therapy will help you remove toxins from your body and clear the body system, accelerating a healthy blood flow and boosting metabolism.

* Add healthy food like fresh fruits, green vegetables, nuts and omega-3 fatty acids to your diet. Avoid oily snacks and trans-fat food.

* Exercise regularly as it reduces stress, delivers more oxygen to the skin cells and keeps skin healthy and acne-free.

* Touching your face now and then invites infection. Avoid touching your breakouts. Follow a regular regime of washing your hands with anti-bacterial soap or hand wash before touching your face.

* Make sure that if you wear caps, headbands and scarves, they should be regularly washed.

Remove your make-up before you go to sleep.
Remove your make-up before you go to sleep. Pixabay

* Wear sunscreen every time you go out in the sun.

* Shavers beware. Your high quality razors or blade or electric shaver should be thoroughly cleaned and maintained. Make sure to soften skin with lukewarm water, shower or soapy water.

* Do not poke your pimples. If you burst your pimple, the skin gets irritated or inflamed causing serious swelling, scarring and redness to the skin.

* Don’t use another person’s towel as using the same towel may carry infections, thus increasing the risk of acne, redness and skin inflammation.

* Keep your hair clean and dandruff-free to avoid occurrence of acne.

Also Read: Overuse of Beauty Creams Causes Acne, Damages Skin: Expert

* A wide range of facial scrubs and moisturisers to antiseptics and facial masks are available for acne and skin-prone skin care. The acne medication should have a potent pimple/acne reduction activity and the ability to prevent occurrence of pimples/acne.

* Remove your make-up before you go to sleep. This lowers the risk of breakouts. Minimal make-up will help skin breathe and look natural.

* Essential oils are important. It brings the best results in triggering skin inflammations and acne. Combination essential oils such as tea tree oil, moringa oil, lemon oil, chamomile oil and lavender oil can help treat them effectively. (Bollywood Country)

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Here’s why Customization is Important for Skincare

Customization the new face of skincare

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Some brands in the market are disrupting the skin care industry by completely changing the conversation around skin care and carving a new approach of hyper-customization that uses technology. Pixabay

Mass produced skincare products are not effective on everyone, are they? If you have been using the same or similar products for many years without seeing results, then it is likely that you are using a mass produced solution that does not suit your skin. In the article, you will find some beauty tips for skin.

No matter what the product label reads, the ingredients, their concentration and overall formulation matter most for a successful skincare regimen. Your skin’s characteristics are unique to you, just like your fingerprints, whether oily, dry, normal or sensitive, only the right products with the right ingredients and formulations can repair damage and restore your skin’s texture and smoothness.

Growing consumer awareness is bringing about a change in the product and marketing approach of skincare brands. The one-size-fits-all approach is now pass� and most brands are offering some degree of customization, either through ‘clean beauty’ marketing concepts or through the promise of customized ingredients.

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Customization and co-creation is set to deliver this promise and threatens to make generic skin care obsolete by offering solutions for very specific and personal skin care issues of each user. Pixabay

Some brands in the market are disrupting the skin care industry by completely changing the conversation around skin care and carving a new approach of hyper-customization that uses technology and the abundance of data to focus more on the consumer. Mr. Chaitanya Nallan, Co-Founder & CEO of SkinKraft talks about why customization is important.

Hyper-Customization and Co-Created Products

Although customization is not a new mantra, co-created products that use a combination of customer inputs and scientific remedies to create hyper-personalized products, is a market-disrupting concept. For more than a decade now, the skin care industry has consistently fallen short in delivering the promise of glowing and healthy skin.

Customized skin care and co-creation is set to deliver this promise and threatens to make generic skin care obsolete by offering solutions for very specific and personal skin care issues of each user. Technology makes it possible for this super-specialized approach to skin care available for mass audiences. With technology, unique customer information like skin type, problems, lifestyles, environment, geographic location et cetera, make it possible for dermatologists to offer highly individualized remedies.

A report released by Redseer Consulting in 2017 states that the Indian cosmetic industry is expected to grow $20 billion by 2015, with a CAGR of 25 percent. The global cosmetics industry on the other hand is growing at a CAGR of 4.3 percent and is expected to reach $450 billion by 2024.

This means that India will become one of the top five global markets by 2025. A confluence of three significant trends: mass internet adoption enabling feedback loops and user input, Artificial Intelligence enabled understanding of ingredient effectiveness and modern manufacturing technologies will cause a significant shift in the next 5-10 years.

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Although customization is not a new mantra, co-created products that use a combination of customer inputs and scientific remedies to create hyper-personalized products, is a market-disrupting concept. Pixabay

Dermatologists are increasingly seeing customization as the future. They have constantly laid emphasis on the fact that for nearly 2,000 skin disorders, the market is flooded with over 20,000 treatments, yet finding right solution is close to impossible. Just as skin problems are not skin deep, so are their solutions. Customization brought about through technology is a reliable solution that helps find the root problem and approach its treatment holistically.

Over the past few years, customizable products have made their mark in the beauty industry because they offer very specific and real solutions to persistent problems. For years now, women trying to find even basic skincare products are caught up in an unrewarding cycle of experimentation.

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Generic formulations catering to the mass market are frustrating to consumers as they are ineffective in solving the problems of complex skin types. Several factors including skin type, skin support systems, pigmentation levels, skin damage levels, hydration levels etc. make an individual’s skin unique and therefore the solutions needed are unique too. (IANS)