Year-Round Skin Care

The primary goal of the Skin Saver app is to help you manage your skin care on a seasonal basis as different skin stressors such as indoor temperature and humidity and UV sun radiation impact your skin. Effective skin-care is based on three key concepts: LEARN, MONITOR, and MANAGE. By reading our blogs you will learn about how skin stressors impact skin and keep abreast of important research findings involving skin care. Moreover, the app helps you monitor skin stresses so that you can then manage associated skin responses by applying moisturizing lotions to prevent dry-skin formation or sunscreens to absorb UV radiation reaching the skin surface.

The seasonality of skin-care concerns is demonstrated in the chart below that shows temporal trends in the Google search terms "dry skin" and "sunscreen" for the United States (2011 - 2015).  Dry skin searches peak in the winter months when cold, dry air enters residences producing drying stresses on skin. In contrast, searches for sunscreen products are highest during the summer months when UV radiation levels are the highest.

    Trends in Google searches for dry skin and sunscreens.

 

Trends in Google searches for dry skin and sunscreens.

The Skin Saver app monitors skin stressors year round to provide you with the information needed to guide your daily skin care. In the past most people simply responded to dry skin conditions as they became evident, but now you'll know when to alter your skin care to deal with stresses as measured by the Dry Skin Index provided by the app. Setting timely alerts will also facilitate improved skin care.