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How Much Do Genetics Affect Your Appearance?


As we expand our understanding of genetics, we wonder how our inherited traits add to the equation of everything that makes us: including our skin health and overall appearance.

An article published by Elle discusses this fascinating question, outlining a study performed by Harvard Medical School in partnership with Olay. The study examined genetic markers of 155,000 women deemed to be “exceptional” agers—appearing at least 10 years younger than their chronological age.

It was found that among the exceptional agers, there were unique markers within their genetic code and it seemed to contribute to their youthful appearance and glowing skin.

The bottom line, though, is definitively that genes can only take you so far. Women with the “forever young” genetic marker were not granted immunity to skin problems, and those with the best skin had a diligent and careful approach to skincare and lifestyle habits. Researchers found a very direct and consistent correlation between lifestyle and skincare habits and the appearance of women who defied age in appearance.

Caring for your skin does not require a unique or rare genetic code. Proper cleansing, toning, and gentle exfoliation with ample hydration are key factors in a skincare regimen to maximize your skin’s health and appearance.

KalVera products offer revitalizing solutions that are not only effective, but also free of harmful chemicals and synthetic ingredients.  Finding the right product for your skin and practicing a healthy lifestyle is your best bet in combating signs of aging and contending with problem skin.


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