Variation in skin hydration on the basis of (body constitution): A cross-sectional observational study.

Ayu 2018 Jul-Sep;39(3):127-131

Department of Kriya Sharir, MAM's Sumatibhai Shah Ayurved College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Background: (body constitution) is an important concept of Ayurveda which is decided at the time of birth. It shows differences in physical, physiological and psychological characteristics of an individual. Variation in skin characteristics is found as per .

Aim: The aim of the present work was to study hydration of skin over volar forearm in people with different with the help of skin diagnostic SD 27 instrument.

Subjects And Methods: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Cosmetic Technology Department in unmarried healthy female students of (18-30 years). A total of 904 volunteers were screened, of which 621 volunteers were further examined for for screening of single dominant . 58 , 70 and 61 dominant were eligible for further study, but on actual day of skin examination, 50 volunteers in each group completed the study. Skin hydration was measured by skin diagnostic SD 27 instrument.

Results: It was found that maximum people with (92%) and dominant (70%) had less hydration while (48%) dominant volunteers had normal to dehydrated skin. Chi-square test was used for analysis. The Chi-square value is 45.9 and = 0.0001, which is highly significant.

Conclusion: The skin of and dominant had less hydration while hydration was well maintained in dominant than that of and people.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ayu.AYU_171_16DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6454913PMC
April 2019

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