Disclosure: The HomeDNA Kit and Lab Results were provided to me. All thoughts about the experience are completely my own.
A few weeks ago I shared an introductory post for HomeDNA testing, and I am happy to be back today to talk about the results. I have to admit when I logged into my account and clicked to view the results I held my breath for a moment. What if I found out my skin was already in sad shape and in need of some serious repair? Or my genes have a predisposition for unfavorable aging? After I quickly scanned the first page with my overall genetic score, I exhaled a sigh of relief as I saw my score leans more towards optimal. Whew…
The gene profiles range from Optimal, Average, and Non-Ideal. Seven different categories are tested and cover everything you would want to know about your skin, ranging from fine lines and wrinkles, to skin antioxidants. I included a photo of the categories so you can see exactly what is covered.
For the most part, my genetic scores are in the optimal range, which is something I am quite grateful for. There are a couple of categories which indicate a non-ideal range. One of these is skin sensitivity, and I have to say I was not in the least surprised with this result, as it is something I have struggled with my entire life. The other is Skin Elasticity and I included a photo of these results because This is why I am excited about the entire process. I am fascinated by the fact I now have a targeted game plan for what I should actually be doing with my skin care regimen. As you can see, I am offered topical and supplemental ingredient suggestions to increase my collagen formation, as well as professional treatments that would be beneficial for my particular needs. In each skin category where I need a bit of extra help, recommendations were provided. I am just thrilled with the thought of purchasing items I actually need versus what I think sounds about right for my age range.
The one thing I think would have made the results of this analysis even better, is if it showed exactly what part of my DNA/Heritage contributed to each category. I think that would be pretty cool, but overall I am beyond satisfied with this entire experience.
Would you try HomeDNA testing for a personalized Skin Care Analysis?