Taking Care of Your Skin
Our genes affect the health and appearance of our skin as we age.
For example, the glycation process is one of the main causes of accelerated aging and inflammation of the skin. Knowing if you are predisposed to helps you make healthy choices.
Oxidative stress is another big cause of visible skin aging. Our body has an antioxidant defense system, but not all have an equally efficient one.
Our genes provide information on how to deal with pollution, our dermal sensitivity, predisposition to skin inflammation, acne, varicose veins, and other conditions. Very relevant information when designing the strategy for our skin care.
The sun and your skin
Sun sensitivity, sunspots and capacity for tanning are all determined by your genes. Here you can learn if you need to take extra precautions in the sun.
Photo-aging is another key issue in skin care, not everyone has the same genetic predisposition so we should not all treat it the same. Listen to your genes and give to your skin the care it needs.
Feed your skin
The best way to take care of your skin is from the inside. Certain nutrients play key roles in skin health and how we absorb them is determined by our genes.
Your genes may predispose you to absorption deficiency of these nutrients vital to skin health such as vitamins such as B6, B12, B2, C, D, and others such as folic acid and Omega fatty acids.
Awareness of this information helps us choose what kind of foods we should consume more often and even what kind of skin care products can be especially beneficial.
To get the most out of this report, share it with your Skin Care Specialist or use a Genetic Counselor for any questions you may have.
Remember, the genetic information provided by Secret Sequence is valid only for research, information and educational uses. It is not valid for clinical use.