iOS App Monitors Your Skin Condition

Its that time of the year again when its hot and the sun can have a moderate to severe effect on your skin. If you’re not up for a trip to the dermatologist when conditions come up, with an app called ‘Skin of Mine’ on your  iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you can have the dermatologist come to you.

The application, which was updated mid-May, is available for just $2.99 at the App Store.

How does it work? You create a free account on And when a skin condition comes up, upload pictures of the symptom unto the site and there will be online medical professionals of your choice (i.e nurse practitioners, physicians etc) on hand to give you an authentic diagnosis of your skin condition.

To make an accurate diagnosis, information is taken from a form you fill out. This form includes your location, type of sensation felt , family health history, texture of skin area etc. This, together with the pictures uploaded, can be used to analyze moles, acnes, vitiligo etc.

The effectiveness of this method of patient treatment versus actual in-person treatment is yet to be seen. But one thing is certain, it could come in handy when you are on a vacation, in the woods or just don’t have health insurance.

Would you buy this app? or are you just fine taking a trip to the doc’s office? let us know in the comment section below

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Ade Ogunlewe

Ade grew up in Lagos where he did all his primary and secondary school education at Grace Children School and Whitesands School respectively. After completing both tiers of education, he left Nigeria at the age of 17 to pursue university education in Canada. He got accepted and is now currently enrolled at McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, where he is studying Earth and Environmental Science. Being a 90’s kid, technology has been a huge part of Ade’s life, from when he got his first Nintendo Gameboy to his first Personal Computer. Therefore, he is no stranger to the possibilities and vast emergence of information technology in the world. Writing about technological advances and innovations is just one of the many joys Ade receives from life. In his spare time, Ade likes to surf the web, read novels and play soccer. He is an avid lover of sports, soccer especially, and supports Arsenal FC of London England.

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