Skin UV Protection

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for UV Protection is

Normal
Low
Normal
High

What does this mean?

Likely to have normal UV protection. Likely to have normal UV protection.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

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

Genes
Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: MC1R_exon1.4
Your Genotype: GG
What it means? Typical
Genes: MC1R_exon1.3
Your Genotype: CC
What it means? Typical
Genes: MC1R_exon1.1
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 UV Protection?

When exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, it can cause skin damage, like redness of the skin, abnormal accumulation of fluid in certain tissues within the body, and pigment darkening (such as sun spots and freckles). It can also cause delayed tanning, thickening of the skin epidermis and dermis layers, photoaging, etc. In order to protect the skin from damage caused by UV, melanin is producted by melanocytes in the skin. Melanin absorbs and diffuses the UV radiation, and prevent the absorption of light by our skin tissues. The development of UV-induced skin damage can be affected by our genetics.

How It Affects Your Body

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause skin damage which includes erythema (redness of the skin), oedema (abnormal accumulation of fluid in certain tissues within the body) and pigment darkening (such as sunspots and freckles), followed by delayed tanning, thickening of the skin layers (epidermis and dermis), photo-ageing, immunosuppression and stimulation process of tumour growth and development (photocarcinogenesis).

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Consume food high in vitamin C because vitamin C contains anti-inflammatory properties, which may be able to provide photo-protection qualities to our skin.
  2. Dietary carotenoid are found to significantly correlate with sun protection. Consume fish oil as it shows protective effects in reducing UV-induced inflammatory response.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Wear sun-protectives clothes such as hats with broad brims and UV-absorbing sunglasses to avoid direct exposure to the sun.

Skincare Recommendations:

  1. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 and efficacy in the UVA spectrum on skin that are exposed to the sun.
  2. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure.
  3. When bathing or swimming outdoors, use water resistant sunscreen.
  4. Skincare products containing vitamin E has been shown to reduce acute and chronic photo-damage.
  5. Apply proanthocyanidin cream before exposure to the sun. Studies shown proanthocyanidins is effective against the effects of the sun.

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