Skin Skin Elasticity

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Skin Elasticity is

High
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

Likely to have increased skin elasticity. Likely to have increased skin elasticity.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

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

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: IL6
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Increased skin elasticity
Genes: COL1A1
Your Genotype: GG
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 Skin Elasticity?

Skin firmness is one of the most important aspects of healthy-looking skin. Firmness of the skin is mainly linked to collagen and elastin, which gives stability to the skin dermis layer and its elastic properties. Elastic fibers are critical connective tissue components that is responsible for elasticity and resilience to skin and other tissues, particularly to skin. The loss in elasticity leads to sagging and wrinkling.

How It Affects Your Body

Chrono-ageing affects the skin structures and causes the skin to lose elasticity. It is mainly characterized by dry skin, dullness, lack of elasticity, and fine wrinkles. The gradual loss of skin elasticity in the skin causes the skin to sag. This results in the inner skin layer (dermis) becoming thinner and less able to retain moisture, less efficient in secreting oil and slower to heal.

On the other hand, photo-ageing, known as sun-exposed aged skin, is caused by prolonging and repeated sun exposure. The ultraviolet from the sun can penetrate the skin layers, by speeding up the breakdown of skin collagen by promoting the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and leading to tissue destruction. As a result, this changes the skin structures and tones and develops wrinkles, age spots and pigmentation.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Studies found that consumption of diets rich in polyphenols can improve skin elasticity. The major source of polyphenol are fruits, vegetables, cereals, tea and wine. Fruits like grapes, apple, pear, cherries and berries contains up to 200-300 mg polyphenols per 100 grams fresh weight.
  2. High intake of glucose and fructose can reduce collagen levels, so reduce your glucose and fructose intake.
  3. Having enough dietary intake of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) can help improve the signs of ageing.

Supplement Recommendations:

  1. Oral collagen peptide supplementation can increase the collagen density, improve skin structure and health.
  2. Study shows that oral aloe sterol supplementation improves skin elasticity.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Do not smoke as smoking reduce the production of collagen, which can cause the skin to lose elasticity and firmness.
  2. Apply skin care products contain antioxidants, like N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) (100), vitamin C and retinoids to stimulate the collagen-producing activity of the skin dermis layer.
  3. Avoid prolonged UV exposure as it is associated with photo-induced damage, which includes the loss of skin elasticity.

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