Disclosure: The HomeDNA test in this post was provided to me by Lipton Publicity. All statements made are completely my own opinion.
Have you ever looked at your immediate relatives to determine what you can expect to see later down the road in the mirror? For me, I can remember my grandmother had beautiful skin as she aged and I have been hopeful I would follow along the same path. While I do understand general healthy eating and drinking habits, being physically active, protecting my skin from the sun, and practicing a good beauty regimen also contribute to how I will look as I age, I am also truly interested in how my ancestry plays its own part. I have to admit when I am complimented on my skin, which has so far been mostly wrinkle free at age 47, I always contribute it to good genes.
When I was asked if I would like to try HomeDNA testing in order to see how genetics could help me determine a more targeted beauty regimen, I really liked the concept. First of all, I am interested in knowing more about my genetic history. I may share more about that later in my next post. Secondly, I am all for making sure I am using products that will offer the most bang for my buck. Why would I want to purchase products I don’t need, when I could invest more in tools that are actually beneficial for my individual skin requirements?
When my package arrived I had to register with the lab, swab the inside of my cheeks a couple of times and send it off . I enjoyed the fact I didn’t have to visit a Dr.’s office, there is complete anonymity, and it is an affordable process. I am currently awaiting my results. When I receive them I will be sharing more about the process, the results, and how I will be adjusting the products I use based on them. Meanwhile, I am excited to learn a bit more about my personal history and how I can make it work to my advantage.