Has anyone taken a DNA test for skincare?


#1

Did you receive personalised care? Or is it more like common sense? I want to keep my skin looking healthy and young, but not sure if I need a test for that.


#2

I haven’t, so I’m not sure what kind of information such a test would give you, but here are some common sense actions you can take:

Stay hydrated. We all know how important this is for overall health and since your skin is your largest organ, water is crucial for the skin as well. Remember that around 65% of your body is water, replenish it
Tip: Try drinking 2 litres of water every day, around 8-10 glasses, or 4 500ml water bottles.

Have a good and balanced diet with plenty of healthy fats. Include foods that contain omega fatty acids and antioxidants.
Tip: Vitamins A, C and E are good for skin health. Get them by “eating the rainbow” - all colours of vegetables and fruit.

A no-brainer, but have a good skin care routine and stick to it. You don’t need 1000 steps, but do something that includes cleansing, moisturising and sun protection.
Tip: Don’t use harsh physical exfoliants, lemon or baking soda on your face! Don’t trust everything you read on Pinterest.

Protect yourself from the sun! All day everyday all year round. It’s your best anti-ageing strategy and skin cancer prevention. Use SPF 50+ that is broad spectrum.
Tip: Reapply every 2 hours if you are in the sun.

Sleep. Want to have rosey cheeks and glowy skin? Sleep.

If you have severe acne or psoriasis or other skin conditions, go to your doctor to help you with treatment management. Never rely on the internet for such advice.