Once, skincare involved visits to a doctor, cosmetician, or drugstore and trying out products and treatments and just hoping for the best. However, today, advances in technology, science, and medicine, have made home DNA skincare within easy reach and taken the guesswork out of looking after your skin.
What is genetic skincare?
Every person inherits genes from their parents. Genes, which contain information in the nucleus of every living cell in the body, lie in 23 pairs of small thread-like chromosomes structures. These chromosomes comprise the chemical substance called DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). Nearly every cell in your body has identical DNA. This is your blueprint, and it can have a considerable impact on your skin. Everything is related to our genetics, from wrinkles and collagen degradation to sunspots (Lentigines), freckles (Ephelides), eczema (atopic dermatitis), cellulite, stretch marks (Striae Distensae), and varicose veins. Genetics is why some people see skin problems like acne and pigmentation early on in life, while others see them much later. Today, DNA skincare uses information collected from your genetic composition to prescribe products and a routine to counter any harmful genetic predispositions.
What is home DNA skin care testing?
Companies like OmeCare offer skin DNA test kits that are available for home use. They involve merely taking a cheek swab to gather DNA-containing skin cells. The results are sent to qualified scientists for processing, and the DNA is extracted and analyzed. You then receive a comprehensive genetic report. This scientifically-based DNA test reveals your skin’s genetics and provides a plan of the best products available for your unique complexion. You will also discover what micronutrients and products can prevent or better manage your skin’s allergies, the aging process, inflammation, Omega-3 and Omega-6 deficiency, and other potential conditions.
OmeSkin is OmeCare’s DNA skin health test for personalized skincare. While testing your DNA, more than 70 different genetic markers are analyzed in 36 genes. A genetic marker is a sequence of DNA with a known physical location on a chromosome. Why are they important? Because they can help link an inherited disease with the responsible gene. The OmeSkin’s DNA test analyzes your markers to understand the risk factors, sensitivities, and best treatment options to keep your skin beautiful, healthy, and soft. The OmeSkin test outcome also explains your skin’s genetic profile over seven categories of genetic skin health and helps provide treatment options.
Due to state regulations, all tests are conducted according to high integrity and scientific validity standards. Samples are processed at OmeCare’s clinical-grade College of Pathologists (CAP), and Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendment (CLIA) accredited laboratory, and no aspect is outsourced. Moreover, all genetic and healthcare data is stored in a HIPAA-compliant cloud and on designated servers with filesystem-level and client-server encryption for maximum security.
A home DNA skincare product will tell you what makes you have sensitive skin and poses risks. It gives tailored product recommendations and a skincare regimen, saving you costly unsuitable treatments and spending endless amounts on products that don’t work. The tests and results are quick, and you also don’ have to fork out on expensive lab fees. Last but not least, since this process starts from the comfort of your own home and can be carried out at a time of your convenience, there’s no down-time, fighting traffic, or looking for parking!