Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Collagen Breakdown is
What does this mean?
Likely to have increased collagen breakdown. Your genotype is associated with fast collagen breakdown.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Collagen Breakdown.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Apply sunscreen daily before sun exposure to protect your skin from UVA radiation as UVA induces the release of MMP1, a type of collagen degrading enzyme.
- Topical application of retinol (vitamin A) and its derivatives will reduce the rate of collagen breakdown.
- Avoid tobacco smoking as studies show that tobacco smoking can induce collagenase which could degrade collagen and cause destruction of skin connective tissues.
- Consume more vitamin C or apply topical vitamin C as vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis and regulates the stabilisation of collagen structure.