Your skin

Facts about skin

Did you know?
 

  • 1.5 billion people aged between 15 and 45 suffer from some form of acne1.

  • By 2020, 1 billion people will be over 60 years old. All will face skin deterioration as a result of the natural aging process2.

  • There is also a growing importance of environmental pollution in growing cities, which has a severe impact on the skin 

  • 1 in every 3 cancers diagnosed is skin cancer3.

  • 1 in every 10 people in the world suffers from rosacea, though the proportion varies by region4.

  • There are thought to be 3,000 or more skin diseases5.

  • 63% of psoriasis patients say the condition affects their overall emotional wellbeing6.

  • 14% of the North American population suffers from onychomycosis7.

 

Check out more skin facts on LinkedIn

Sources:

 1. Kantar Health in 2011-2012 in the US, UK, France, Germany, Brazil.

 2. United Nations, last accessed May 2015.

3. World Health Organization, last accessed May 2015.

4. Culp B, Scheinfeld N. Rosacea: A review. P T. 2009 - National Health Institute: Rosacea (nhs.co.uk, last accessed May 2015)

5. EDF* White Book.

6. National Psoriasis Foundation – 2009. Psoriasis patients panel survey. *European Dermatology Forum

7. Ghannoum MA et al., J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000