Skin is the largest organ in the human body. The skin not only acts as a barrier to protect the body from the sun’s ultraviolent radiation, toxic chemicals, and pathogens, but also helps to detect changes in the environment such as temperature and pressure.
Inevitably, constant exposure to environmental (extrinsic) factors and biological (intrinsic) factors contribute to skin aging, most noticeable on the face. Intrinsic aging is based on individual heredity and the natural effects of the passage of time. Individuals’ unique genetic makeup can also influence skin appearance and other skin conditions such as wrinkles, skin allergy and inflammation, skin elasticity, skin oxidation and glycation.
SkinFit is a unique, physician-ordered genetic test which analyzes over 70 genetic markers associated with seven categories of skin health. SkinFit reports on the individuals’ genetic predisposition to sun-induced skin aging and sensitivity, dry skin and wrinkle development, skin inflammation and allergy, skin texture and elasticity, skin’s protection against oxidation and glycation, and the skin’s nutritional needs.