In our DNA test about the skin, dermagenomics, you get information about the genetic predisposition to acne, UV sensitivity and intrinsic house aging. We examine your DNA for these components and provide information and advice based on your genetic profile.
The largest organ
The skin is the largest organ of our body and the essential barrier between the outside influences and your internal organs. It is also a vulnerable organ due to its large surface area and exposure to external factors.
Genetics contribute to the fact that some people have more sensitive skin than others. This could mean, for example, that your skin burns and ages faster under the influence of UV rays from sunlight, or that you are more sensitive to acne than average.
What affects skin health?
The human skin is the largest organ in our body and protects our internal system from external influences. It is subject to various forms of stress, such as friction, radiation (such as UV) and the ambient temperature. As a barrier, it also has the function of warding off foreign organisms such as bacteria and viruses. All this external stress affects how our skin looks, especially the skin of the face.
The thickness of the skin
In addition to the external influences, the appearance of the skin is also influenced by the thickness of the skin. The eyelids and the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin we have, with a thickness of around 0.5 mm. Because the skin is thinner there, signs of aging are most visible, for example in the form of wrinkles or crow’s feet. In addition to external stress and the thickness of the skin, the appearance of the skin is influenced by other factors such as psychological stress, lifestyle and dietary choices.
Well-known lifestyle choices that affect the skin include smoking and (excessive) alcohol consumption, while a healthy diet with good fats and sufficient vitamins and minerals can improve skin health.
The three layers of the skin
Each layer in the skin has a special function. These are the three layers of the skin with its special features:
- The epidermis: protects against infections and external influences and retains water in our body
- The dermis: a firm construction of connective tissue, with collagen and elastin
- The hyperdermis or subcutaneous connective tissue: connects the skin to the underlying tissues
Although the epidermis is most vulnerable to the influences of external stress, it is the changes in the connective tissue layers that lead to the loss of skin firmness during the aging process.
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In our DNA report that focuses on the skin (Dermagenomics) you will receive information about the following components:
- Acne: Information based on your genetic profile about your predisposition to acne.
- UV sensitivity: Information based on your genetic profile about skin aging, pigmentation spots, wrinkle formation, drooping cheeks and advice.
- Intrinsic skin aging: Information based on your genetic profile about the risk of crow’s feet, drooping cheeks, smile lines, drooping eyelids and advice.