Skin Acne Vulgaris

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Acne Vulgaris is

Normal
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

Likely to have normal risk for acne vulgaris. Your genotypes indicate that you have a typical risk of acne vulgaris. See recommendations below on how to maintain your skin condition.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Acne Vulgaris.

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: MYC
Your Genotype: AA
What it means? Typical
Genes: TGFB2
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
Genes: OVOL1
Your Genotype: GT
What it means? Low susceptibility to severe acne
Genes: DDB2
Your Genotype: AA
What it means? Typical
Genes: SELL
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
Genes: TNT-alpha_promoter1
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
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Limitations

This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Acne Vulgaris?

Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition involving blockage and/or inflammation of hair follicles and its glands. It can be triggered by many factors, such as genetic predisposition, hormone concentrations, diet smoke or stress. Having excess sebum, hormones, bacteria and abnormally high replication of follicular cells are some of the common causes for acne.

How It Affects Your Body

Acne is characterised by the either in closed (whitehead) or open (blackhead) comedones, papules, pustules, and dermal tissue damage with eventually heavy scar formation.The common forms of acne vulgaris are acne comedonica, acne papulopustulosa and acne conglobata.

Ane comedonica is dominated by open and closed comedones. Acne papulopustulosa is dominated by the inflammatory process. Acne conglobata is the most severe form of acne and except the changes mentioned above, it is characterized by abscesses, fistulas and scars.

Most of the acne lesions are distributed in areas with the most sebum protection which are on the face, neck and upper trunk.

Stress

Individuals who get stressed are more prone to acne, as it triggers the inflammatory response in the body.

Smoking

Heavy smokers are likely to develop acne due to the effects caused by the compounds of tobacco.

Hormones

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder of unknown aetiology. Women with PCOS have higher chances of getting acne.

Diet

Frequent consumption of food which is high in sugar, fat and glycemic index, as well as processed food, is likely to increase the chances of developing acne.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Consume low glycaemic index foods such as whole grain rice, fresh fruits (e.g. apple, orange) and vegetables (e.g. carrots, lettuce) as they may reduce the risk of developing acne.
  2. Avoid overconsumption of high fat or oily and greasy food, especially fast food (deep-fried food) or junk food, as this may trigger the inflammatory factors in your body and make existing acne worsen.
  3. Minimise the consumption of sugary beverages, as taking too many sugary beverages will increase the chance of getting acne.
  4. Consume more dietary fibres such as carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and dark leafy (e.g. spinach and kale) vegetables. High intake of dietary fibres has shown to improve skin condition.
  5. Consuming more omega-3 rich food such as fishes (e.g. salmon, mackerel), nuts and seeds (e.g. sunflower seed, flaxseed, walnuts) will reduce your chances of developing acne.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

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