The Beauty Test

The beauty test

With the right analysis, it is possible to determine the basic deficiencies that are affecting your skin and hair. The following tests give you a realistic indication of the practical steps you can take to boost your beauty factor.

Blood testing plays a vital role in healthcare, and it can also show you what you can do to improve the healthy appearance of your skin and hair, as well as increasing your sense of vitality.

The following will be picked up in blood tests:-

  • Omega-3 fatty acids: often referred to as  your "good fats". Research shows benefits to heart health and they help your skin look healthier. Two incredible ways to boost your vitality.
  • Thyroid Function: an under active thyroid can cause dry skin and make fine lines and wrinkles appear earlier. It can also contribute to other ageing signs including brittle hair and nails, and dry eyes.
  • Hormone Status: The menopause can lead to an oestrogen-androgen imbalance that cause changes in women's appearance. These hormones are involved in skin sebum production, and so be the cause of oiliness and adult acne.
  • Iron: Eating a healthy dose of iron-rich foods can give your skin a healthy pink glow. Pale skin and dark circles are common signs of anaemia caused by a deficiency of iron. Iron in the blood assists oxygen flow and so boost the feeling and appearance of vitality.
  • Vitamin D: Impacts on many health issues, including skin. Research is ongoing as to exactly how it helps, but improving vitamin D levels has been found to help improve eczema, inflammation and wrinkles.
  • Vitamin B-12: Helps your body use folic acid and create new red blood cells. It therefore prevents anaemia and promotes a healthy-looking complexion
  • Magnesium: Helps your body metabolise glucose and insulin. At the wrong levels these can cause an increase in inflammation, breakouts and premature wrinkles. It can also help relax muscles, soothe headaches and reduce stress. This promotes restful sleep which will contribute to beautiful healthy skin.
  • Zinc: This mineral naturally reduces almost all the known causes of acne; it kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, prevents blocked pores, it's is a powerful antioxidant and it accelerates the renewal of skin cells. (A quick way to test your zinc levels is to drink a small amount of zinc sulphate. If it tastes ok to you, not strongly metallic, then you need to take more.)
  • Copper: This trace mineral and has high anti-oxidant activity.
  • Selenium: You could say that this trace element is fundamental to your overall health. It's a building block of the antioxidant enzymes which protect cells against free radical damage. It preserves DNA integrity, inhibits the ageing process, boosts immunity and detoxifications. It improves fertility, brain and thyroid function, alleviates anxiety and depression, reduces inflammation and reduces your risk of viral infection.
  • Sulphur: A vital constituent of keratin and collagen – the stuff that makes skin, hair and nails.

At Twenty-five Harley Street, our Consultant Dermatologist and Consultant Clinical Biochemist have worked together to produce the Beauty Test to inform you and your doctor of deficiencies. Once you have a greater awareness of your body’s needs you can work towards improving nutrition with diet and if necessary, supplements so you can look and feel your best.

Platinum Beauty Test

Platinum Beauty Test

This comprehensive premium panel of tests will give you a complete analysis of :

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids

Mineral analysis (potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, selenium and chromium)

Full blood count

Thyroid tests (TSH,   FT3, FT4)

Nutritional markers (Iron, Ferritin, Vitamin D,  Active-B12 and serum folate)

Electrolytes and Urea

Renal profile

Liver profile

Bone profile

Lipid profile

Blood sugar (glucose)

Uric acid

Price: £525

 

Silver Beauty Test

This panel of tests will give you a complete analysis of :

Full blood count

Thyroid tests (TSH,   FT3, FT4)

Nutritional markers (Iron, Ferritin, Vitamin D,  Active-B12 and serum folate)

Electrolytes and Urea

Renal profile

Liver profile

Bone profile

Lipid profile

Blood sugar (glucose)

Uric acid

Price: £250

 

 

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