Gene Skin

Use your genetic information to get actionable insights to maintain healthy skin. This report targets genes associated with the risk of skin conditions and skin damage. These reports can help you understand your skin. The report also includes tips to modify your skincare routine according to your genetic type for healthier-looking skin.

What Is Included In Your Report?

Acne Vulgaris

Acne (Acne Vulgaris) occurs commonly among teenagers and young adults. Adults may also suffer from acne due to hormonal imbalances. Nearly 3 million people suffer from acne, with 20% of incidences occurring in adults. This condition happens when dead skin cells and oil from the skin clog hair follicles. Genetics, hormones, and stress play a role in the risk of acne.

People who suffer from acne may have whiteheads, blackheads, pus-filled large or tender bumps. People with certain genetic types have a higher risk of developing acne and may experience symptoms like uninflamed blackheads, pus-filled pimples, or large, red, and tender bumps.

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins occur when your veins become enlarged, dilated, and overfilled with blood. They appear as dark purple or blue in color under the skin on the back of the legs and are often twisted and bulged like cords. This condition is very common, especially among women. Some people experience pain, heaviness, and itching in the legs.

About 10% of the affected people develop skin changes like pigmentation or eczema (itchy reddish appearance on the skin). People with certain genetic types are at a higher risk of developing varicose veins and may experience symptoms like misshapen veins, especially on the legs, which may also be accompanied by pain, heaviness, or swelling.

Wrinkles & Collagen Degradation

Wrinkles are a sign of skin aging and are caused by various factors such as genetics, skin pigmentation, dehydration, UV exposure, smoking, and alcohol abuse. They are accompanied by the natural aging process and occur when collagen and elastin in the skin become weak and begin to break down. Black and Asian people have thick layers of skin, which act as a protective factor for wrinkles.

Wrinkles tend to appear on the part of the body often exposed to sunlight – face, neck, arms. People with certain genetic types have a higher risk of having wrinkles and may experience symptoms like deep furrows or crevices, especially around the mouth, eyes, and neck.

Stretch marks

tretch marks (Striae Distensae), typically appear as bands of parallel lines on the skin. They are caused by various factors such as pregnancy, puberty, genetic factors, rapid weight gain or loss. Anyone can develop stretch marks; but, they tend to affect more women than men.

Stretch marks occur when the skin is suddenly stretched and cannot go back to the normal form for an extended period. They are not dangerous and usually disappear over time. People with certain genetic types have a higher tendency of developing stretch marks and may have streaks of red, pink, or purple covering large parts of their body.

Traits covered in this report

Glycation, Atopic dermatitis, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Dry skin (xerosis), Ephelides (freckles), Lentigines (sun spots), Tanning response, Wrinkle & collagen degradation, Response to UV rays, Cellulite, Stretch marks (striae distensae), Varicose veins, Acne, Antioxidant needs, Vitamin A needs, Vitamin B12 needs, Vitamin B2 needs, Vitamin B6 needs, Vitamin B9 needs, Vitamin C needs, Vitamin D needs, Vitamin E needs, Vitamin K needs, Contact dermatitis.

How can you benefit from a gene allergy report?

Healthier Looking Skin

Understanding your genetics and how your body reacts to UV rays and sunlight helps you control the appearance of freckles, acne, sunspots, and sensitivity to sun tanning. With this knowledge in hand you can better control your exposure and achieve your desired skin look.

Your Need For Vitamin E

Genetically, few people can have higher levels of vitamin E in the body and a few others can have lower levels. The right level of Vitamin E can be beneficial but too much can be toxic. With our Gene Skin report you can plan your vitamin E intake based on your genetic design.

Skin Aging and Wrinkles

There are certain hereditary factors that can lead to premature aging, such as fragile skin and an inability to generate collagen. However, research shows that what you expose your skin to and how you treat it play a vital role in how fast or slow these genetics are activated.

Vitamin B Needs

Understanding your needs for Vitamin B is essential for the maintenance of your skin. Different Vitamin B deficiencies affect the health and appearance of your Skin and can also affect its ability to heal more effectively and reduce skin disorders.

Other reports you will receive

Gene Allergy

Explore your allergy sensitivities and get insights on common allergies.

Gene Fitness

Learn how to dedicate your time for maximum fitness results.

Gene Health

Achieve your weight loss goals and help your body age gracefully.

Gene Nutrition

Explore your diet effectiveness, metabolism, and deficiencies.

How this works


Order Kit

Order the DNA testing kit and receive the box in 1 week!

Collect your biomaterials

Collect your saliva sample from the comfort of your home.

Ship it back

Once you collect your saliva sample then send it back to us using the included shipping label.

Access your reports and recommendations

We will read your genome and send you reports on health, fitness, nutrition, allergy and more.

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What are the MENADNA genetic test and reports? What is the major benefit?

The MENADNA genetic tests and reports have been designed from data curated from genomic analysis of the Middle-East and North African population. The test offering provides an individual with a glimpse into their genetic composition and an insight into their future health based on their unique genetic make-up. The genetic test offers you information on the following: your health, your allergies, your skin, your nutrition, and your fitness.

How does the MENADNA test work?

You need to get an MENADNA kit, which you can order on this site. The kit contains 2 sample collection tubes: a saliva sample and a swab sample. Once you register this kit you will receive an email and be contacted by our representative for sample pick up. DNA will be extracted from your samples and processed via different techniques. Once your data is analysed and processed the same will be available online in the form of a report. You can login to your MENADNA account and view this report and download the same as well.

What does the MENADNA test cover?

We currently offer 4 different reports: Gene Nutrition, Gene Fitness, Gene Health and Gene Skin.

How easy is it for me to understand my results?

The reports are usually detailed and self-explanatory. Your individual report will include the results of your DNA analysis under each report tab with recommendations on how to use the information provided.

Can I order more than one test?

Yes, you can order as many tests as you want. Each account can register multiple test kits and view the individual resulting reports. However, we would recommend creating separate accounts when individuals would prefer to view their results privately. You can order the kits on behalf of family and friendly and they can create a separate MENADNA account post-purchase and register them against their own accounts for easy and private access.

How do I track my sample?

You will get alerts at various stages indicating the status of your sample kit right from the time it reaches the processing lab to when your results are out. We will use your email for these alerts.

What is the turnaround time for MENADNA reports?

You will get your reports within 4-6 weeks from the time your sample is received at the processing lab. You will receive an email alert once the report is available online. You can use your login credentials to access the report. Sometimes unplanned delays could be expected.

How do I take my own saliva and swab samples?

Do not eat, drink, smoke or chew gum for 30 minutes before giving your saliva and swab samples. Instructions on how to collect the samples properly will be included with your kit in both English and Arabic. Most people take 5 to 10 minutes to complete the samples collection

How do I register my test kit/s?

Once you create your account, you will be directed to your account page which will include a kits registration feature. For each kit you want to register you will use the barcode on the side flap on the kit box. Please ensure you note which kit number belongs to each individual you are testing to ensure you know which report belongs to each individual being tested.

What is the minimum age requirement for the MENADNA test?

There is no minimum age requirement. However, these reports are intended for adult (+18) usage to understand and benefit from the recommendations.

Understand Your Genetics With MENADNA

MENADNA is a personalized health report service, which enables users to obtain detailed information and reports based on their genome. MENADNA does not treat, diagnose or cure any conditions, but is for informational and educational purposes alone. We work to empower our users with information to make better decisions to improve different aspects of their lives.

About MenaDNA

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