How Our Genetics Play A Part In Skin Care

Sure, we love thanking our parents for our good hair, beautiful eyes or shapely legs. But our skin? When those crow’s feet, premature wrinkles, age spots or more show up and you’re cursing your parents’ good name, there may actually be some science to it.

Our genetics, which is formed by our DNA, contributes to everything from our eye color to our height to our personality — why wouldn’t we think it also affects our wrinkles or that fact that we still have acne?

It might be hard to feel optimistic about the future of your dry skin, oily skin, rosacea or other skin conditions if it all seems to be predestined by genetics, right? Fortunately, though, we have technology on our side. Recent advancements in professional skin care products, topical treatments and skin supplements have made it so your genetics may not be as much of a problem as they would’ve been centuries ago.

Skin Cancer

This is a hot topic every summer, it seems. There’s a good reason for that, though! Each summer when you feel like shedding your winter layers and soaking in the sun for hours on end, you could stand to have a reminder about the harmful effects of UV rays. Skin cancer can be genetic, so take action! If you know you’re prone to develop melanoma at some point in your life, but extra vigilant when it comes to the sun and your skin.

  • Wear layers
  • Opt for shade
  • Wear sunscreen

Even if no one in your immediate family has skin cancer, though, don’t think you’re off the hook. About 40 to 50 percent of Americans, who live to the age of 65, will develop skin cancer at least once in their life. It hits more often than you think, so don’t be carefree with the sunscreen just because your genetics are good, and make sure to have good skin care products for the summer.

Other Skin Conditions

Now let’s chat about other skin conditions, how genetics may affect them and what you can do. Ultimately, it comes down to good skin care. Turns out you can’t be too mad at your parents after all! Though genetics could (and will) definitely contribute to dry or oily skin, acne, your coloring and many other skin conditions, the best thing you can do to take care of it is simply maintain a good skin care routine.

The Perfect Skin Care Routine — No Matter Your Genetics

Like we said above, you’ll need to find a routine that works well for you and that’s easy for you to commit to. Make sure you implement it, in your personalized way, both morning and night. This is essential so that you can remove oils from the nighttime and remove pollution and other debris from the daytime.

Just as washing both morning and night is key, moisturizer afterward will also be imperative for firm, rejuvenated skin.

Finally, once you’re also implementing all of the advice above, you’ll want to incorporate LED light treatment into your routine. Fortunately, it shouldn’t be difficult since the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque only takes eight minutes of your day, every other day.

LED lights for acne are one of the best ways to improve your skin, and it works from the inside out! The UV light therapy from your light-therapy device takes care of the surface of your skin through red wavelengths. But when you use the iderma® Youth Restoring Masque, your skin also benefits from infrared LED light therapy. The infrared wavelengths penetrate deep into your skin to stimulate cell production and growth, which leads to increased collagen.

As modern technology has increased and genetics don’t have to be as big of a contributor to the condition of our skin, LED light therapy at home is here to stay. It’s convenient and effective — and there are many other reasons to try UV light therapy for skin. We’re loved by the beauty and skin care industry, and LED light treatments give you the results you want. What are you waiting for? Order your iderma® today!