two women - skin care(Photo : Vecteezy/Kittaphon Thepnao)

If you ask people with clear, healthy skin what their secrets are, they would either swear by their skincare routines or tell you it’s just how they’ve always been — no skincare needed. 

The truth is, while having a regimen is important, it is not a fix-all for all skin problems. Likewise, possessing a genetic jackpot ticket does not automatically guarantee flawless skin. It’s a combination of both things and other factors, such as lifestyle habits, diet, and environment.

But which of the two matters more for good, younger-looking skin? 

How genetics affects the skin