My Own App Gives Users a Reading on How Their Skin is Aging

Anyone who knows me knows I'm somewhat paranoid when it comes to the sun and its damaging rays. I've never been one to lounge in the sun or sport anything resembling a tan. Instead, you'll usually find me coating myself in 50+ SPF sunscreen every five minutes or so. That probably explains why I'm so fascinated with My Own App, which uses facial-recognition technology to track 50 points on your face and show you where damage is and ways to fight it. The app analyzes a photograph of the user and provides a clinical evaluation of the major signs of aging, such as the number of fine lines, deep-set wrinkles, percentage of pigment, and number of age spots. The numbers are then compared with others in your age group. You also receive a side-by-side comparison of your submitted photo and another of what you could look like after a recommended skincare and wellness regimen. And if that's not inspiring enough, there is also a tracking tool to let you see how your complexion changes over time. Needless to say, this could be just the tool you need to encourage both you and your clients to stay out of the sun and adopt some healthy lifestyle changes.