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Skin fairness, difference between sunscreens and skin whitening treatment. Skin types and what they require

Skin fairness, difference between sunscreens and skin whitening treatment. Skin types and what they require



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  • 1. Currently - Medical Advisor in a leading Pharma company For any suggestions Write to – sachinpawar78@gmail.com
  • 2. 1. What are the facts?2. What are the myths?3. Who is responsible behind these myths?4. How to think logically?5. What is the solution?
  • 3. the Sanskrit word for caste, means “color”
  • 4. South film industry actresses
  • 5. 1. The primary & the most important determinant of variability in human skin color 1. Amount 2. Density and 3. distribution2. Melanin has a dark brown/purple/black color 1. It is intensified by denser compaction
  • 6. CONSTITUTIVE 1. Genetically determined 2. Irrespective of sun exposureFACULTATIVE Changes in response to sun exposure
  • 7. 1. Sunlight has profound effects on the skin2. Ultraviolet (UV) light can cause a lot of skin reactions and other problems.
  • 8. 1. UVA penetrates window glass2. UVA causes immediate and delayed tanning3. It is constant throughout the day and throughout the year1. UVB produces the most harmful effects and is greatest during the summer2. Snow and ice reflect UVB radiation3. It produces tanning more efficiently than does UVA1. UVC is almost completely absorbed by the ozone layer
  • 9. signs of aging may start by age 30 to 35 Fine wrinkles that resemble crumpled cigarette paper These shallow wrinkles disappear by stretching Reduction in collagen, fat & elastic fibers
  • 10. ComedonesBlackheads
  • 11. Protection of the DNA from under going damage due to the UV Radiation coming from the Sun
  • 12. A tan protects the body from photo injury Tanning occurs in 2 stages1st stage 1. Immediate pigment darkening 2. Caused primarily by UVA 3. Fades rapidly2nd Stage 1. If exposure to sun is continuous and prolonged 2. synthesis of new melanin. 3. Will appear only after 72 hrs. 4. Caused primarily by UVB
  • 13. SUNBURN 1. Intense Redness 2. Some times blisters Skin burns because it does not tan
  • 14. Type Characteristic Examples I Always burns easily, never Irish extraction; often blue eyes, tans red hair, freckles II Burns easily, tans slightly Fair-skinned individuals; often have blond hair; many whites III Sometimes burns, then tans Mediterraneans and some gradually and moderately Hispanics IV Burns minimally, always Darker Hispanics and Asians tans well V Burns rarely, tans deeply Middle Easterners, Asians, some blacks VI Almost never burns, deeply Some blacks pigmentedDermatol Clin 24(1):9-17, 2006
  • 15. Which is your skin type?
  • 16. and
  • 17. Types of Sunscreen Broad spectrum Narrow spectrum
  • 18. Amount of UVR required to cause sunburn when sunscreen is appliedSPF = Amount of UVR required to cause sunburn when sunscreen is NOT applied
  • 19. Type Characteristic Suggested SPF Routine Outdoor day activity I Always burns easily, never tans 15 25-30 II Burns easily, tans slightly 12-15 25-30 III Sometimes burns, then tans gradually and moderately 8-10 15 IV Burns minimally, always tans well 6-8 15 V Burns rarely, tans deeply 6-8 15 VI Almost never burns, deeply pigmented 6-8 15Dermatol Clin 24(1):9-17, 2006
  • 20. I leave the decision to youBut before you take the decision, Just one more thing
  • 21. Vitamin D is formed in the skin through the action of the sun Strict sun protection can cause vitamin D deficiencyVitamin D deficiency may induce various types of1. Cancer2. Bone diseases3. Hypertension, (blood pressure) and4. Heart disease
  • 22. I leave the decision to you
  • 23. used to achieve a lighter skin tone or whiten skin
  • 24. Probably forhyperpigmentation disorders, such as1. Melasma and2. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
  • 25. By inhibiting the production of Melanin Tyrosinase inhibition
  • 26. HydroquinoneTopical Corticosteroids (Steroids) Mercurial compounds
  • 27. Leading to stringent regulatory guidelines
  • 28. Today, we do have many herbal (natural) drugs that are safe as well as effective The List can be exhaustive
  • 29. Every second add talking of fairness preparation Nowadays even men are targeted
  • 30. Or Are they only sunscreens? Or not even that
  • 31. Are the sellers just playing on the fact that we all want to be fairIt is your choice and you have to make the decision
  • 32. Why do we want to be fairer than we are?Americans desire to become tan & ours to become white
  • 33. For all who want to become white I wish them they sooner of later attain………