The amount of money people in the UAE spend on personal care products stood at approximately Dh5.3 billion or $1.445 billion in 2014. This amount is around 9% more than what it was in 2013. It is estimated that this amount would grow to Dh7.34 billion or $2 billion by 2019, which represents a jump of about half a billion in 5 years!
The Harsh Sun is Affecting Your Skin
With the amount of sunshine the UAE gets in a year, skin products are bound witness a market increase in the country. A study conducted in this regard reveals that the UV rays account for 80% of skin ageing and skin cancer, which makes choosing the right product and the right treatment of paramount importance.
Our skin’s pigmentation plays a big role in sensitivity towards sun. The brown pigment, which is responsible for the colour of the skin, is called melanin. The colouration or pigmentation of the skin is dependent on the amount of melanin present. People with darker skin produce higher quantities of melanin as compared to those with pale skin. Any skin pigmentation disorder affects the colour of the skin. Some disorders affects the entire body, while some only affect patches of skin on the body. Vitiligo is one such skin disease that is very common in the people of the UAE. Here are a few things you need to know about this disorder before seeking pigmentation treatment.
What is Vitiligo?
It is a skin disease that causes the loss of skin colour in spots. The extent of colour loss due to his disease is unpredictable. It can also affect other parts of the body, like the hair, mouth, etc. The cause of the disease is said to be the death of the cells producing melanin and can affect people of all skin types. The condition is not life threatening but can be stressful, since having spots on one’s face or body can lead to embarrassment and lower self-confidence. The disease can affect both men and women of all age groups. It is more noticeable in people with darker skin tones.
Will it Spread?
There is no exact way to say whether it will spread, but for some people it does not spread. For some, it can even spread to cover almost the entire body. Spreading occurs slowly for some and very quickly for others.
Vitiligo and other such pigment problems can be easily treated with the right pigmentation treatment. Finding the right treatment will not just help with vitiligo but will also help in clearing all the dark patches, skin tan, spots and uneven skin tone that occur due to the harsh UV ray exposure in the UAE.