“The genes you are born with affect how you age,”
says Alexa Boer Kimball, a researcher and the chief executive officer at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Genes are associated with DNA repair, cell replication, response to oxidative stress, and protein metabolism. Genes are also associated with mitochondrial structure, metabolism, and epidermal structure — all of which can impact the appearance of skin.
If you want to understand your skin aging process or susceptibility to sunburn and hyperpigmentation, it’s helpful to start with your DNA. The DNA is the instruction set for how you look on the outside of your body. If you have more fine lines and wrinkles than your friends of the same age, it could be because of lifestyle factors but, as big an influence are the genes (DNA) that control collagen production. If you suffer from sensitive skin and breakouts, it could be because your DNA does not produce antioxidants in an adequate quality or quantity.
For example, our DNA analysis looks at a gene (location 16Q.22.1) that affects the bodies’ ability to produce essential antioxidants that scavenge skin-damaging free radicals. It could show that your ability to produce these antioxidants is reduced or diminished. If you knew this information when purchasing a skincare product, you would be able to sort your product selection based on ingredients known to help protect the body from free radical damage such as alpha-lipoic acid or Vitamin E. In doing so you might find a more dependable and perhaps less expensive way to mitigate the long-term impact of free radicals on your face caused by diminished gene functioning.
Yudoyu’s DNA Skincare Analysis looks at the DNA and genes that impact seven (7) skincare categories that make up skin structure, skin sensitivity, and hyperpigmentation. The Yudoyu analysis offers a view of your genetic results against a population average and recommends ingredients, supplements, and procedures to address your unique gene condition.