Personalized healthcare is revolutionizing medical science, and skincare is no exception. Many tech companies revealed innovative new products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. While QSun helps to prevent sun damage in the first place, some sun exposure is almost inevitable. Some products revealed at CES 2017 will help to minimize skin damage and time spent waiting for dermatologist appointments, by helping users to be proactive about their skin health. Since many of our readers are interested in skin health, we wanted to highlight some products that caught our attention.
is a smart mirror that analyzes your skin to identify imperfections like wrinkles and pores, and offers solutions to mitigate these imperfections. HiSkin, the companion gadget that retails separately, allows users to monitor environmental damage done to their skin. HiMirror Plus is complete with LED lighting that simulates different environments, like the outdoors or inside of an office.
The Samsung S-Skin gadget measures the melanin content of your skin. The relative presence of melanin in your skin indicates two things. If you have recently been exposed to the sun, the amount of melanin indicates to which degree your skin has tanned, which is an indicator of sun damage. If you haven’t recently been exposed to the sun, the melanin content of your skin indicates how much natural protection you have against the sun’s UV rays, as melanin absorbs some of these harmful rays before they are able to penetrate the skin. Based on personalized analyses, S-Skin recommends specific microneedle patches to combat problem areas. It also offers LED light skincare.
Samsung Lumini can identify problems beneath the surface of your skin by photographing and analyzing your skin. It can even identify freckles that have yet to surface, which can be an indication of sun damage. The companion app recommends products tailored to your skin, and even allows you to consult with a dermatologist or skincare specialist. This can help provide peace of mind to users, and is a great option for those living in rural areas with less ready access to dermatologists.
While this last gadget isn’t necessarily a skincare tech product, it will help users to keep an eye on the relative levels of UV radiation in their surroundings. Flow by Plume Labs
measures levels of particulate matter and dust, exhaust fumes, irritating gas, and household chemicals, which all contribute to overall air quality. If you’ve read our previous post
, you’ll know that air quality is one factor that affects the UV index. By monitoring air quality, users will be able to better predict their susceptibility to sun damage on a daily basis.
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