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Pollution Causes Skin Related Problems: Health Experts

Health experts have found that there is a 30% rise in skin problems due to pollution

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30% population in Delhi-NCR is suffering from skin allergies due to air pollution. (Representational image only). Pixabay

With pollution levels dropping to the lowest level in a month in the Delhi-NCR region, health experts on Wednesday revealed that doctors have observed 30 per cent jump in skin related problems in the national capital.

Toxic high pollution in the Delhi-NCR is not only taking a toll on people’s health but is also adversely affecting their skin, causing allergies, rashes and premature ageing, thereby forcing them to seek medical treatments.

According to VK Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, AIIMS in New Delhi, exposure to pollution leads to early ageing of skin, pigmentation, skin irritation and other skin related problems.

Due to high pollution level, patients suffering from skin allergy experience aggravation.

“It is proven by research that high level of PM 2.5 present in the air leads to inflammation of skin. Due to high levels of pollution in Delhi, the number of patients with skin problems has gone up,” Sharma said.

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Toxic high pollution in the Delhi-NCR is not only taking a toll on people’s health but is also adversely affecting their skin. Pixabay

As the capital is turning into a gas chamber, along with respiratory, heart and other health problems, skin related problems are also rising.

With winters around the corner, the situation is only getting worse, forcing people to seek medical help.

“While our skin is meant to work as a protective layer and ward off environmental hazards, the current levels of pollution is way too much for it to endure, resulting in various skin problems and premature ageing,” said Dr Ajaya Kashyap, Medical Director, KAS Medical Centre and MedSpa in New Delhi.

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“In last few days, we received a record number of patients with skin related issues and also for anti-ageing treatments, we see almost 30 per cent increase in number of patients,” Kashyap stressed.

According to experts, since Delhi’s pollution is characterised by extremely high levels of Particulate Matter (PM), reaching up to even 999 in some days, while the permissible level is 60 micrograms, it is even worse for the skin. (IANS)

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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)