It’s time for me to share the results of my HomeDNA Skin Care test.
The test examines 28 genetic markers in seven categories associated with skin aging: fine lines & wrinkles, collagen quality, skin sensitivity, pigmentation, sun protection and skin antioxidants. All it takes is a quick and painless cheek swab that gets mailed to the lab for processing. The results are available to you through their website within two weeks.
I found the results to be very detailed, much more than I expected, so you truly do get your money’s worth. For each of the seven categories you are given a ranking, so to speak, on that skin care item. Your rating ranges from non-ideal to optimal. I was qute amazed by how much could be determined from that little cheek swab I mailed in.
I will share with you what surprised me the most and what surprised me the least from the results. For pigmentation I was rated in the optimal range, which took me by surprise because I have hyper-pigmentation (thanks to hormones after I had B) and freckles. I certainly didn’t expect to see a good rating in this category. All of my other markers were rated as middle of the road, which I anticipated. Other than the hyper-pigmentation, I’ve always thought my skin was in decent shape. It was nice to receive confirmation that I was correct. So it appears that I should keep doing what I am doing.
Are you interested in trying out the HomeDNA Skin Care Kit for yourself? It retails for $24.99 plus a $79 lab fee. The kit is available at CVS and at HomeDna.com.