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What Is Skin Cell Turnover and Why Is It Important?
Here's a fact, do you know that the dust surrounding your home contains a significant amount of dead skin cells,
which your skin must have shed off to rejuvenate itself?
If you are not aware, dead skin cells are those cells that have outlived their complete life cycle and no longer serve any purpose to the skin. The natural rejuvenating process of shedding off these dead skin cells is known as the skin cell turnover cycle.
Of course, you already know how rejuvenation is vital to keep the skin healthy and youthful.
So, in our post, we will explore the meaning of the skin cell turnover cycle in detail,
why it's very important to know and recommend product picks.
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What Is Skin Cell Turnover Cycle?
Skin cell turnover is the continuous rate at which the skin sheds off dead skin cells and later replaces them with younger healthy cells. On average, this natural rejuvenating process occurs every 28 to 40 days over the body, including the scalp, face, legs, feet, etc.
Cell turnover is essential because if these dead skin cells are left lingering all over the body, it may cause sagging, wrinkles, and premature aging.
Furthermore, if the elimination of these dead skin cells is slow, it may provide breeding space for bacteria to spread throughout the outer layer part of the skin. Hence, this may trigger serious appearances of blemishes on the skin.
How Does It Work?
Skin cell turnover occurs through a simple process known as cell shifting. Under this process, skin cells at the subcutaneous layer move up to the dermis. And then, they subsequently transcend to the epidermis layer, which is not exposed to air.
The older skin cells at the outer part of the skin harden with time and eventually sheds off to be replaced by newer skin cells. Of course, cell shifting is a continuous process to keep the skin healthy, especially at a younger age.
Seeing how dead skin cell removal is very important to the skin, it's possible to enhance the process through exfoliation. In contrast to the natural cell turnover cycle, exfoliation is an artificial process involving using tools, scrubs or chemicals to remove dead skin cells.
As you may know, the speed of the skin cell turnover rate declines with age.
Hence, the cell turnover rate at a younger age is faster and gets slower at an older age.
Here's a simple guideline.
Apart from age, other factors affecting the speed of cell turnover rate include
hormones, health, climatic stress and weather, such as pollution, wind, etc.
Why Skin Cell Turnover Is Very Important
Aside from looking youthful and radiant, a healthy natural skin cell turnover process plays a vital role in preventing certain skin disorders or possible breakouts. Although most times, these disorders may depend on the individual's age or personal hygiene.
At one age, there are higher tendencies to have toxic build ups from cellular metabolism at the cell's subcutaneous or fatty layer parts. However, these toxins crystalize over time and are removed as dead cells during the cell turnover cycle.
Furthermore, the presence of pollutants on the outer part of the skin may breed bacteria which, over time, causes blemishes or dull appearances on the skin. Through the cell turnover cycle, these bacteria are removed alongside dead skin cells they breed on.
In general, fast cell turnover rates help to prevent signs of premature aging. It's also instrumental in maintaining soft, moisturized, and glowing skin.
How To Boost Your Cell Turnover
If your skin is aging and you wish to boost your natural cell turnover.
Here are some tips and their respective recommended product picks to help you.
Exfoliators are quite recommended because they help to fasten or enhance the whole dead skin removal process. In essence, it involves using substances to remove accumulated dirt or pollutants that have settled on the skin. However, you may check out Gold Cosmetics Glycolic Acid Cream to boost cell turnover.
Don't ever miss out on ultimate natural skin hydration. Give your skin room to glow and radiate while maintaining healthy skin with a reasonable cell turnover rate. Hence, for this effect, we recommend using our special 80% Pure Gold Cosmetics Hyaluronic Acid from the Sea
Vitamin C is a natural skincare ingredient that is rich in preventing any signs of premature aging. Being a strong antioxidant, it's very effective in combating the effects of free radicals and oxidative stress. On the other hand, collagen-based production helps to boost skin firmness and natural elasticity. For this effect, you can check out Vitamin C from the Sea and Collagen & Mineral Gold Night Cream
Applying sunscreen before leaving your house each morning is a skincare routine that can never be overemphasized. Excessive exposure to UV rays with sunblock can impede cell turnover rate, thereby triggering premature aging signs such as wrinkles and fine wrinkles. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying Gold Cosmetics Sunblock SPF 50
Aside from the abovementioned tips, we also recommend a healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, regular exercise, sufficient daily sleep, and keeping fit to ensure your body system functions appropriately.
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