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Glowing skin might start in your genes

Your DNA likely plays a key role, but there are still things you can do for your skin.
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The beauty and skin care industry are saturated with products that make perfect skin seem not just attainable but standard. But genetics play large role in our skin's appearance and health.

The beauty and skin care industry are saturated with products that make perfect skin seem not just attainable but standard. Anti-wrinkle creams, acne medications, expensive facials: No matter what the skin ailment, there’s a product that claims to fix it. According to data compiled by the U.S. Census and Simmons National Consumer Survey, 1.35 million Americans spent $500 or more on skin care products in a three-month period in 2017. Overall, the same data showed skincare makes up 36 percent of the global cosmetic market.

But store-bought and prescription products

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