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Skin Care Testing
What is the basis for the HomeDNA Healthy Skin test?
The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003 and a group of scientists began uncovering the human skin’s unique genetic blueprint. In 2008, their research led to the discovery of 15 genetic markers that played a role in skin protection and premature aging. Since then, an additional 17 genetic skin markers have been discovered, opening up a new era in personalized skin management.
This is a scientifically-based DNA test that examines 28 genetic markers (SNPs) in 7 categories associated with skin aging. Each category is graded on a proprietary scale.
How is the test scored?
The scale in the report is based on an algorithmic calculation and is used to visually represent genetic risk factors skin-aging processes. It is used as a way to classify the response of different types of skin based on various genetic outcomes and other external factors, including ethnicity and lifestyle factors.
I follow advice from skin-care professionals. Do I really need to take a DNA test?
Yes. The skin health insights from your DNA test can point you toward the prevention measures most suited to you. Even if you followed everybody’s advice to the letter, no one is able to accurately predict how your skin will age just by looking at you. If you’re overwhelmed with contradictory advice about what’s best for your skin; if you need motivation to maintain the long term health and quality of your skin; or if you just find it easier and more realistic to focus on areas where your skin is genetically weaker, then this test is a great resource. You no longer have to waste money guessing what works best for you!
Am I too old to take this test?
No matter what age you are, it’s never too late to focus on the future health of your skin.
How is this test different from other forms of skin analysis?
While HomeDNA Healthy Skin can be used as an analytical tool, it is the first to introduce solid predictability. Our ability to predict the future of the client’s skin based on their DNA forms the cornerstone of what this test is all about.omeHomeDNA He