The Doctors: Women Spend $12,000 a Year on Beauty Products?
The Doctors TV show shared a surprising fact: the average American woman spends $12,000 a year on beauty products.
Do you think this statistic is nuts? I know there’s no way that I spend $1000 a month on beauty products–last month I didn’t buy a single beauty product unless you count contact solution and toothpaste.
Dr. Travis Stork said that $2000 of the $12,000 is devoted to skin care. This rounds out to about $166 a month, which still seems like a lot to me.
Skin Shift Review: Genetic Test for Personal Care
Sarah, who is 31-years-old, has been having problems with her skin since she was 10. She had a lot of acne and used to hide from pictures, and now she’s starting to deal with aging.
She participated in a genetic test called Skin Shift where she swabbed the inside of her cheek seven times to find out what was going on.
Dr. Ruthie Harper, creator of Skin Shift, said it’s the ultimate personalized skin care test. Many people have heard of dry skin, inflamed skin or active skin, and Dr. Harper wants people to start thinking about what the causes of those issues are.
Skin Shift Results: Personalized Skin Care Regimen
The cheek swab is sent to a lab where they look at 16 SNIPS, which stands for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, and this helps them determine what the best skin care regimen for someone is.
Sarah and Dr. Harper joined The Drs. to discuss Skin Shift and what Sarah’s results mean. Sarah said that acne has always been a problem for her, but now she’s having to deal with fine lines, under eye circles, pigmentation and other signs of aging.
Dr. Andrew Ordon said that he’s “old school” and thinks he can diagnose her problems with an exam and medical history, but he was interested to find out what the genetic testing said.
The Doctors: Pigmentation and Inflammation Fixes with Skin Shift
According to the genetic test, Sarah’s skin was high risk for sun protection, which means that she’ll have more skin trouble from the sun and is more prone to pigmentation issues.
Sarah is medium risk for antioxidant protection, and she is also at risk for inflammation, which goes hand in hand with her acne problems. Dr. Harper showed a few before and after pictures of the results her clients have experienced from using the right skin care.
Everyone in the audience was gifted a Skin Shift starter kit. You can order your genetic testing swab online for $299. Would you try this system?