How are genes related to skin health?

Genes help explain why certain conditions run in families. Genes affect our chances of developing several common skin health problems such as eczema, premature aging, and even skin cancer. Genes alone however do not cause these conditions. Many other factors, such as how we take care of our skin, how regularly we exercise, the environment we live in, how well we sleep, our level of stress, and our age or gender also influence our chances of developing these conditions. You can inherit ‘healthy genes but develop poor health through an unhealthy lifestyle, or you can inherit susceptibility to a chronic condition but reduce your chances of developing it by leading a healthy lifestyle. Being knowledgeable about your genes lets you take control by making pro-active lifestyle changes by selecting products which target your genetic vulnerabilities and lead you to a healthier lifestyle.

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