24Genetics – Different Approach to Skin Care via DNA Analysis

In the last few decades, science made huge progress in genetic research, discovering things that might change the entire future of modern medicine. One of those things was the influence of genes on our reactions to medicine, treatments and even food!

If you ever had a bad reaction to certain face cream – the reason for this could lie in your genes. Medicine and cosmetic products can have completely different effects on different people. This can be a big problem for people with sensitive skin, who often struggle with bad reactions to new products. Luckily, DNA testing is much simpler than you think. Meet 24Genetics – one of the leading companies in the genetic testing sector, who will lead you into the process of DNA skin care.

24Genetics will analyze how your genetics influence your skin characteristics. This will help them to see the risk factors like premature ageing, loss of elasticity and hydration. It is difficult to find proper skincare products, especially when it comes to anti-ageing therapy because the results are visible only after months of use.

Individual DNA skin care

Every skin is unique and it requires an individual approach. 24Genetics will dig into your specific genetic markers. For quality skincare, you need to check for potential premature ageing or dermal inflammation, sun damage and oxidative stress.

Premature ageing can be caused by a lot of factors and one of them is dermal inflammation. However, if treated on time, the risk of developing saggy and cracked skin is very small.

Sensitivity to the sun is also something to think about – and of course, it is completely individual. Luckily, it is something that can be determined via genetic testing. If you are unable to get the tan you always wanted, blame your genes! Still, despite what type of skin you have, the sun can still damage it so avoid prolonged exposure.

Oxidative stress is another major cause of premature skin ageing. It refers to your skin's ability to deal with pollution, inflammation, varicose veins or acne. Some people don't have a great antioxidant system and that kind of skin requires special attention.

Vitamins and Minerals designed specifically for Your Skin

Vitamins and minerals play a crucial role in the health of your skin and 24Genetics will do detailed research to determine what exactly your body needs. You may wonder how can they know what vitamins and minerals you need with just a DNA test. The answer lies in your genetic predisposition to absorbing essential nutrients.

That doesn't mean you have to use supplements until the rest of your life – it means you just need to eat some things more often than others. Remember, supplements can be a short-term help but there is no healthy skin without a healthy body, so a change in diet might be inevitable.

Vitamins like B6, B12, B2, C and D are not only essential nutrients in your body. There are Omega 3, 6, fatty acids, folic acids and a ton of other things we need to function properly but it's hard to keep track of it at all times.

This information will also be important while searching for your perfect skin care cream, that can be enriched with specific vitamins or minerals.