How fit is your fat?

Good, fit fat is essential to a healthy body.  It also makes for beautiful skin. Since the health of your fat isn’t always readily apparent, we’ve developed a simple series of questions that can give you an idea of how fit your fat is.

What do we mean by "fit"? The two primary dimensions of fitness are cell number and cell size.  When these are in balance, skin strength and youthful volume are sustained. Our questions are designed to assess these two dimensions.

After you take the survey we'll email you a personalized report that tells how fit your fat is. We'll also include expert exercise, nutrition, and skincare tips for how to boost your fat's fitness. What we won't provide is a recommendation to use our product.  We'll leave that up to you.  

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1. What is your birth sex?

Why we ask: 

Relative number and size of fat cells can help us estimate how healthy your fat is. Females tend to have a greater number of fat cells, as well as larger fat cells, than males.

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2. What is your height (in inches) and weight (in pounds)?   

Why we ask:

Your Body Mass Index (BMI), is often a good indicator of fat cell size. BMI is calculated from your height and weight.

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3. How would you assess the sunlight intensity where you live? 

Why we ask:

Sun exposure causes fat cell depletion. 
Skin exposed to sun loses more than 50%  of its fat cells, compared to skin protected from the sun. The intensity of sun to which you are exposed can help us assess potential for depletion 

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4. Which of these skin types best describes your skin?  

Why we ask:

Type 1 skin has 8x less natural protection (and is thus more prone to fat cell depletion) than Type 6 skin.



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5. How much time do you spend outside on a typical summer day?

Why we ask:

Studies show that it’s your cumulative exposure to UVA that correlates most strongly to level of skin aging and fat depletion, more than the occasional sunburns.

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6. How often do you exercise?

Why we ask:

Exercise keeps fat cells lean and healthy, but heavy exercise can slow down fat cell regeneration as much as sun exposure.

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7. How often do you eat fruits and vegetables that are colorful --
(e.g., tomatoes, yellow peppers) -- or dark (e.g., kale, plums)?

Why we ask:

Really bright and dark fruits and vegetables contain carotenoids which are powerful antioxidants that can boost our internal sun protection.

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8. How often do you eat shrimp, salmon or take an astaxanthin supplement?

Why we ask:

Wild salmon and shrimp are naturally rich in Astaxanthin (asta-ZAN-thin), a carotenoid that has been shown to increase your skin’s own sun protection factor by 5X.

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9. Do you use creams containing vitamin C/E?

Why we ask: 

Vitamin C/E creams nurture epidermal keratinocytes, the cells which make up most of your skin’s outermost layer. In turn, these keratinocytes secrete trophic factors, or helper molecules, that sustain the fat cells in your skin.

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10. Do you exfoliate, apply peels, and/or use retinoid creams?

Why we ask: 

Exfoliants, chemical peels and retinoid creams all promote keratinocyte turnover, which helps your epidermis regenerate.

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11. How often do you use a derma roller or have micro-needling done?

Why we ask: 

Derma rolling and micro-needling improve skin vascularization and promote new fat cell formation.

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12. Are you surprised that we did not ask your age?   

Why we don't ask:   Age is not something we can do anything about.  Nutrition, exercise, and skincare, on the contrary, are all actionable. 

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13. Where can we email your free facial fat fitness assessment?

Don't worry.  Your assessment will be just that; a personalized and objective assessment with tips just for you. 



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