An expert on acne and genetics has shared her tips on spotting genetic square in skin.
Read moreAn expert on the genetic makeup of the human body, geneticist Elizabeth McGovern, who has written several books on the topic, is not a doctor, but she is known for her ability to pinpoint genetic mutations in the skin that lead to acne.
McGovern says the skin’s genetics can make a person appear more healthy or unhealthy.
She also suggests that people with acne should be tested for their genetic makeup to see if it might cause a condition.
She says that in the UK, there is an estimated 300,000 cases of genetic acne, with a prevalence of one in five women.
“There’s a huge number of people with this condition,” she said.
“They have the same genetic makeup, they’re both male and they’re either white or they’re Asian.”
People with this type of genetic condition, they’ll have a very normal skin tone but they have the appearance of a dark patch on the face.
“She said that some people with a genetic condition may have a darker patch but the patches don’t appear to have a genetic cause.”
Some people have patches that are normal and some don’t, it’s not a single gene that’s causing the dark patches,” she explained.”
The skin can have a normal, healthy and healthy-looking skin, but there are other skin cells that are different from the normal skin cells.
“McGovern said that the genetics of acne is complex and the skin doesn’t always look healthy.”
Genetic acne is the result of a lot of different things,” she added.”
When you have a disease that affects many different things, the genetic component will be a little bit more obvious, but when there’s only one genetic component, it will be very hard to tell which part of the gene is responsible for that.
“In her book, Skin on a Cell, McGovern says it is not just the genetics that determine a person’s skin type.
She said there are genetic mutations that affect how your body metabolises certain substances and the amount of oxygen it needs to function.”
Many people are able to tolerate a small amount of alcohol but it’s really a very small amount,” she says.”
A person that’s had a genetic mutation that makes them more prone to alcohol intoxication, that’s a problem.
“But if you have the mutation that causes you to be more sensitive to alcohol, that can lead to a skin condition.”
She says people with an excess of alcohol in the body can develop the skin condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
In the book, McGeorge describes PCOS as a “nasty disease” that can cause skin to look dull and discoloured, and a person with PCOS will have an enlarged belly.
She suggests that if you do have PCOS, it is important to have your doctor examine you to see how your genetic makeup affects your body’s metabolism and body functions.
“If you have an excessive amount of insulin, you’re going to be a lot more susceptible to insulin resistance,” she explains.
“You’re going too fast to digest foods, you don’t have enough insulin in your system to digest and your body won’t be able to process the sugars that your body needs to make you feel good.”
“The body doesn’t really need the insulin to make a healthy glucose or fat,” she adds.
“So if you’re not metabolising your insulin properly, you may be going off your fat stores.”
We don’t know all the genes that cause this, but what we know is that it’s a genetic disease that is going to affect your health.