What Aspects of Skin Ageing will Affect you Most?
This test will enable you, ideally with the help of a skin care professional, to choose the right skin care products, the right ingredients and supplements based upon your unique, genetic makeup. Your SkinCareDNA ID is available for just £139 and results are ready in 15 to 20 business days from receipt of samples.
This skin DNA test will determine your natural, genetic protection and examines some of the genetic markers (SNPs) which are known to impact the skin ageing process.
This skin DNA test will determine your natural, genetic protection and examines 21 genetic markers (SNPs) in 5 categories; Your results are ready in 7 working days from receipt of samples and will establish whether you are at high risk, medium risk or at low risk of the following:
SkinCare DNA Results
Results are ready in 15 to 20 working days from receipt of samples and will look into the following 7 areas:
|Skin DNA ID||Explanation|
|Collagen quality||Collagen plays an important role in how plump and firm your skin looks. If your DNA makes your body less able to synthesise collagen, you will be prone to wrinkles and premature ageing.|
|Wrinkling||Advanced Glycation Products are toxic by-products and are formed in small amounts by our body. They are ingested through foods including animal-derived foods that are high in fat and protein as well as sugary foods. AGEs accelerate wrinkling by attacking collagen and elastin fibres. Having the wrong genes could cause an increase in AGEs|
|Pigmentation||Melanin is a pigment that helps by blocking UV radiation. The sun’s rays are harmful to the skin but some people are better equipped genetically to fight the sun’s harmful UV- this natural protection barrier is what experts call the genetic solar protection factor (gSPF™). How well equipped are your genes to fight the effects of sun damage?|
|Skin antioxidants||Free radicals, produced through exposure to environmental pollutants, tobacco smoke and even oxygen, slowly destroy the skin making it looked aged, dull, dry and lifeless. Some people have higher levels of antioxidants which protect their skin against free radical damage. This is because their bodies are at a genetic advantage.|
|Sensitivity||Your body naturally fights inflammation and protects you against sensitivity; inflammation is a cause of skin ageing. The genes that make up your sensitivity score play a key role in signaling the release of inflammatory proteins and help in the detoxifying of environmental pollutants.|
|Sun protection||Our genetic predisposition plays a very significant role in how we react to the sun and the potential damage it may cause. The sun’s UV rays are a major cause in the skin ageing process. Sun exposure affects different people to very different extents and often the damage will not be visible until later in life.|
|Skin Elasticity||Young, healthy and supply skin will snap back easily and quickly to its original shape. The loss of skin elasticity is a natural part of ageing which is known as elastosis. By around age 40, a group of enzymes known as MMPs (Matrix Metalloproteinases) increase causing damage to the skin. MMPs contribute to the breakdown of collagen while inhibiting new collagen formation.|
Science behind SkinCareDNA Testing
You may share the bulk of your DNA with almost any other person in the street but there are certain variations in your DNA which can affect the rate at which you age and your skin’s natural protection against harmful free radicals and sun damage. Your genes will also help protect you against wrinkling, pigmentation and other age related issues – if of course, you have the right genes. If you genes predispose you to ageing factors, then you need to give your skin that extra help it needs by targeting the right products for your skin.
It is important however, that you note that your genes are not the only factor that will affect your skin’s appearance and the rate at which it ages – lifestyle, diet and environmental factors also play a key issue.
Collecting your Samples
Taking control of your skin is easy – we will send out a kit which contains mouth swabs. Just rub the swabs inside the mouth for ten seconds and send them to us for testing. Once you get your results you can make an appointment with your skin specialist. This is an important part as he or she will be able to suggest which products, ingredients, supplements and treatments you need. Click here to get an idea of how samples are collected.
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