Dr. Elaine Chin takes the concept of inner beauty to an entirely new level.
The leading physician in “precision medicine” says your skin has a genetic blueprint for its “predispositions”, including health risk factors, nutrient absorption capability and nutrient blood levels.
Dr. Chin, the keynote speaker at the 11th annual Joy of Aging this Sunday, Oct. 6, in Vaughan, said it’s possible to develop a personalized regimen for skin care, including the most effective supplements and nutritional diet, based on your biometrics.
Annually attended by more than 300 women who are interested in their health and maintaining their vitality, the event also offers a healthy breakfast, silent and live auctions, a fashion show styled by Wendy Bannerman of North 42 and featuring local mothers and daughters as models, live music, a pampering pass, and prizes and gift bags.
Comedian Judy Croon is MC, and Dr. Chin — a medical doctor, health coach and bestselling author — will be speaking on Your Skin has Genes, Too!
“It begins with an understanding of your skin DNA and the risk factors and sensitivities your skin holds,” said Chin, founder of the Executive Health Centre in Toronto. “We’re healing the skin from the inside out.”
A simple cheek swab decodes your skin’s secrets, she said, and it’s possible to create a profile that reveals how your genes are impacting your skin’s health — identifying predispositions for everything from premature aging, poor elasticity and inflammation to freckles and sunspots, and dryness.
The medical and naturopathic team from the Executive Health Centre has developed a product line, Skin Genes RX, that has disrupted the traditional trial-and-error skin care business by taking the guesswork out of doing what’s right for your skin’s health.
Joy of Aging co-founders and sponsors Tina Tehranchian and Janine Purves, senior financial advisors at Assante Capital Management Ltd. in Richmond Hill, along with their team and “passionate” volunteers, have helped to raise more than $340,000 for Mackenzie Health Foundation, which is currently leading the $250-million fundraising campaign for the new state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
In recent years, the proceeds of the annual event have been specifically directed to the emergency Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault (DASA) Care Centre of York Region at Mackenzie Vaughan.
The centre, which currently operates at the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital emergency, serves women across York Region who are victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, including emergency care, examination, testing, follow-up care and counselling.
Services are provided by health care professionals trained in forensics and trauma related to abuse and assault, including counselling and support to family members and caregivers.
“We’ve been raising money for (DASA) for the last four years, so it will be a meaningful contribution by the time the hospital opens next year,” Tehranchian said.
“It’s a fun and educational morning,” added Purves. “It all started because Tina and I were finding that our female clients were so busy taking care of everybody else but not themselves. We wanted to raise awareness about healthy aging, and do what we could to get the community engaged, as well as raise money for an important cause."
“It’s a great girls morning out,” said Tehranchian.
The Joy of Aging is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bellvue Manor, 8083 Jane St., Vaughan on Sunday, Oct. 6.
You can purchase tickets, $95 each or $850 for a table of 10, here.