We often think about beauty products and makeup as something to enhance our beauty by lessening the appearance of our genetic flaws. A famous slogan says, “Maybe she is born with it, maybe it’s Maybelline.” In reality, how you take care of yourself is going to show on your face, literally. You should learn about your own genetic code, including its strengths and weaknesses. Then you can learn how you can work with your body to be the very best version of you that is possible.
Learn about genetics and get tested. One of the best and least expensive genetic testing services is 23andMe. They will send you a vial which you are to fill will your saliva. You close it up and mail it back to their lab, with the packaging that they provided for you with the kit. A few weeks later you will get notice that your information is ready to view online.
What you will get for your money is some interesting ancestry information, but you will also get important health information. What they test for are many thousands of small changes to genes that we all have, called Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, or SNPs. These small differences from “normal” versions of a gene could either cause a physically appearance difference, enhance your physique or even cause disease. The service will tell you if you have a genetic profile that makes you more or less susceptible to a great variety of physical conditions. That knowledge could help you live a lifestyle and have a diet that will address your genetic needs.
Address your genetic flaws with diet and exercise. Use what you learn to make sure that you do not become deficient in any particular nutrients. For example, your body might not process B Vitamins properly and taking a multivitamin or B Complex vitamin could help your whole body work better. Knowing a bit about your genetics could tell you what type of diet would get you to your ideal weight and what type of exercise can give you your best physique. Living with a good diet and proper exercise will make you look younger and more beautiful. You will become the best version of you.