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Family 411: DNA to Assess Skin's Needs
DAYTON -- Police use DNA to solve crimes. Doctors use it to find out if patients are predisposed to diseases. What if you could use DNA to look younger?
As Americans spend millions on products to fight the signs aging, Dr. Ruthie Harper of Austin, Texas, says she has found a solution.
"What I'm trying to teach people is those things happen for a reason, and it's in our own DNA," Harper said.
DNA contains all of the information used to build our bodies. Dr. Harper says it tells her the reason a person has oily or dry skin, acne, wrinkles, sagging and more.
"I discovered those are the symptoms. Deep inside is the reason they occur." Harper said.
Dr. Harper created Skin Shift, a scientific three-step skin care program.
Maria Van Dyke is a mother of two and says, "I like to take care of my skin. I'm the one who watched those infomercials."
We asked Van Dyke to take the DNA test, which is Step 1 of the process.
"I have sensitive skin, so I think it's interesting," Van Dyke said about taking the test.
She swabs the inside of her cheek, answers some questions about her skin color, condition and some family information, and sends the test kit off to the lab.
Step 2 is a report on the body's collagen production, antioxidant and sun protection, inflammation control and glycation or blood sugar protection. Dr. Harper says it gives her company a road map based on testing.
And Step 3? Recommended skin care products and supplements based on the individual DNA. Customers order them from Skin Shift online.
"The whole concept is to use science to help people use their skin care dollars, as opposed to just guessing," Harper said.
The DNA test costs $349. Dr. Harper says it'll save people in the long run from buying products they don't like or which just don't work for them.
But couldn't a doctor or esthetician tell us the same thing? We asked two experts.
"We can get to the bottom of those tendencies by asking good questions and just looking closely at the skin," medical esthetician Paula Provenzano said. And dermatologist, Dr. Matthew Bakos says, "I think that might be the way the future's heading, but I think it's in its infancy."
What about our mother of two? Maria Van Dyke says, "The report told me I'm out in the sun a little too much, and have some red pigment in my skin."
Maria is using the skin care system and supplements.
"There are quite a few steps, and I'm a busy mom, and I can be lazy. But it did give me the motivation to use the products. I like the products. I noticed some difference in my skin," Van Dyke. She admits she may not stick to all of those steps, but she says our experiment will help her decide how to spend her beauty dollars.
Our skin care experts say the best thing you can do for your skin is stay out of the sun and don't smoke. You might want to take vitamins A, C, and E, plus CoQ10, and use products that contain retinoids and sunscreen.
If you want to try the Skin Shift DNA test, watch the company's Facebook page. Sometimes they runs specials, and that test is priced significantly lower.
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