We all suffer our fair share of skin problems, but where do they begin? While some of what you’re experiencing can be from genetics, some of your work skin qualities can be from external factors.
So which of your ailments are from DNA and which are from elsewhere? We compiled the top skincare complaints and examined how each one is impacted by your genetics.
Pigmentation on your face like freckles can absolutely be from genetics. If your parents or grandparents had freckles, there is a chance you will get them too. Freckles often show up more after sun exposure, but fade naturally in colder months. If you aren’t prone to natural freckles and you are seeing dark spots on your face, those are age spots and sun damage and have nothing to do with genetics.
Suffering from age spots and sun damage on your face is very common for most women over the age of 40. These pesky posts show up out of nowhere and can make you look much older. Instead of suffering from sun damage and dark spots, fight them with Vitamin C. This antioxidant-packed ingredient will brighten undamaged skin while erasing dark spots and sun damage. Follow that with an SPF routine before you go out in the sun and you’ll have a younger-looking face in no time!
Are you the skin black sheep of the family? While we may share lots of things in common with our families, your skin type probably isn’t one of them. Genetics can play a role in skin conditions like eczema but your type of skin – dry, oily, combination- is a product of your own DNA. Everyone has a slightly different skin type and based on what you eat or where you live, your skin type can change over time. If you experience dryness, however, it could have nothing to do with your genetics and more to do with your routine.
Dry skin is a sign that the deeper layers of your skin are dehydrated. Even if you apply cream daily, the ingredients or lack of aren’t making their way to the deepest layers of skin. Instead of wasting more time, opt for products that are formulated with ingredients that hydrate all skin layers. These kinds of ingredients like shea butter and argan oil are natural moisturizers that have been used for centuries. Including these ingredients, like we’ve done with our Repair & Release Cream will help stop dry skin and keep away wrinkles and lines.
Do you look in the mirror and feel irked by a double chin or sagging neck? This is one of the top aging complaints but many people assume it is genetics to blame. The reality of sagging double chins and neck skin is that it has more to do with gravity and your lifestyle than it does with your genetics.
Your double chin can be the result of a few different things like repeated tugging, loss of collagen, and dry skin. Instead of suffering from turkey neck or turning to dangerous neck lifts to rid you of your double chin, opt for products that are able to firm and lift your skin. By using ingredients like the award-winning Essenskin peptide, it will help restructure your skin while lifting and hydrating your neck and chin. It will help lead to beautiful results that were once reserved for plastic surgery patients only.