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Like Mother, Like Daughter – How Does Genetics Impact Our Skin?

Your DNA may have more of an impact on your skin than any product available on shelves. In fact, there are many genes that affect how the skin defends itself against free radicals, which is one of the main causes of ageing skin. Everything from stretch marks, blemishes and varicose veins to discoloration and skin sagging are related to our genetic makeup. This explains why some people start seeing wrinkles, acne, and skin discoloration in their 20s while others may not experience skin troubles until later in life.

While genetics play a large role in your skin health, it doesn’t mean you’re destined to inherit wrinkles early or experience adult acne. Your lifestyle choices also play an important role in your skin’s health.

It is important to look after your skin not just by what you apply topically but what you eat. The most important lifestyle habits you should be doing are drinking plenty of water, staying hydrated keeps your skin hydrated which will help shed dead skin cells and keep skin looking plump. Wear your sunscreen daily, the sun is one of the main causes for young wrinkles as it damages your DNA and skin cells. Best to use a moisturiser containing SPF, we recommend using MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish which is a light daily moisturiser with SPF 30. Generally eating a healthy, well balanced diet will keep you glowing with youthfulness. This means eating foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins, from fatty fish to vegetables and fruits, to help neutralise the free radicals that can cause skin discoloration and wrinkles. Of course, some of us like our treats, which is fine on the one off occasion but sugar is another baddy for our skin as it breaks down our collagen so trying to minimise this is always good (yet easier said than done)!

MZ Skin share their top products to prevent early signs of ageing whether it’s from DNA or other factors.

MZ Skin Brighten & Perfect.

This must have 10% Vitamin C serum has been created to target dull, discoloured skin. The Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid content helps brighten the skin and is especially good from skin which has sun damage. This product will brighten up your skin creating a glowing and youthful complexion. For best results use in the morning prior to MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish.

MZ Skin Rest & Revive

This highly intelligent night serum has been created with stem cells to detoxify, strengthen and repair the skin during the nights rejuvenation. This serum will decrease wrinkle depth, improve your skins smoothness, detoxify and stimulate collagen leaving your skin looking fuller and plumper. For best results use at night time either alone or with MZ Skin Restore & Replenish.

MZ Skin Radiance & Renewal

This deep exfoliating face mask is designed to brighten and stimulate cell turnover to restore luminosity in the skin. Containing 10% Alpha Hydroxy complex to deeply exfoliate leaving the skin with a radiant complexion, helping eliminate pigmented cells, leaving skin clearer, brighter and luminous! For best results prior to applying the mask, use the MZ Skin Konjac Sponge to remove any make up and debris on the skin. Apply the mask and leave on for 10-20 mins then rinse thoroughly. We always like to remind you – don’t forget your neck and décolleté!

MZ Skin Retinol Skin Booster

This lightweight must have night serum is one of MZ Skins lates products to hit the skin market. This serum utilises the skin-renewing power of retinol to re-build, smooth and repair the skin’s surface. With a high strength of 2% retinol, this transformative ingredient helps increase the rate of skin turnover, as it amplifies collagen production and protects against free radicals for younger-looking, more radiant skin.

Not suitable for those who are pregnant or breast feeding.

MZ Skin Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device

This LED (Light Emitting Diode)-powered device has been created to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. The mask has been designed with five-coloured lights that result in transformative radiant skin. The healing combination of the LED calms and rejuvenates the complexion while visibly diminishing hyper-pigmentation leaving you looking rejuvenated and glowing.

Skin Advisor