The most effective skin care routine is one that stimulates healthy skin cell turnover. As an important factor in your skin’s appearance, it’s vital to understand how skin cell turnover works and what you can do to harness its power. Learn how using a skin care product like RENU28® Revitalizing Redox Gel promotes healthy, younger-looking skin.
1. Skin cell turnover is crucial to your skin’s health
Skin cell turnover is the continuous process of shedding dead skin cells and replacing them with younger cells. This process helps your skin look tighter, stay shinier, and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles more effectively. Stagnation of skin cell turnover can cause buildup of dead cells and lead to acne, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture.
2. Skin cells have a life cycle of 28 days
For adults, every cell in your body has a life cycle of around 28 days. New skin cells are made in the deepest layers of your dermis, often referred to as the basal layer. As these skin cells mature, they move through your epidermis towards the surface. When each cell loses its nucleus, it is no longer an active, living cell, and without proper care, these dead cells can form a thick layer that takes more time to slough away. New skin cells are plump, radiant, and more healthy. Babies and children have bright, soft, luminous skin because their skin cell turnover rate is twice as fast as adults, keeping new skin cells on the surface.
3. You can speed up skin cell turnover
While it’s true that your skin cell turnover happens on its own, there are things you can do to help the process be more efficient. Exfoliating is a great way to help remove old cells that have piled up and blocked pores. Gentle exfoliant ingredients like those in the RENUAdvanced Skin Care System interact with bonds between your dead skin cells and your skin, loosening the cells and helping them fall off. When this occurs, new skin cells start to rise to the top layer. In a 28-day clinical trial, RENU28 Gel was shown to increase surface skin cell renewal by 16%. The faster the cell turnover rate, the more youthful the appearance of your skin.
4. Exercise and hydration promote skin cell turnover
It should come as no surprise that exercise also helps cell renewal. Physical activity promotes tissue generation by increasing the branches of nerve fibers in your skin, promoting cell sheath thickness, and reinforcing the health of each cell’s nucleus. According to the American Journal of Physiology, exercise accelerates your body’s ability to heal aging skin and keep cell turnover circulating. Adequate hydration helps improve vascular blood flow and helps decrease signs of aging by boosting skin cell turnover.
5. Beauty sleep is a scientific fact
You may already know that your body repairs and recovers while you sleep, but you probably didn’t know it also helps your skin. Skin cell renewal is at its peak between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am due to a natural rise in levels of human growth hormone in the pituitary gland, which stimulates cell regeneration. Levels of HGH can rise during exercise and sleep but peak during puberty and decline with age. The restorative sleep cycle begins at 11 pm, and if you’re not asleep yet, this process slows down, and free radical removal is interrupted. Making sure you’re asleep at the right time and getting enough hours in can help your skin appear more youthful and refreshed.
Your body creates cells, RENU28 Gel rejuvenates them
RENU28® Gel delivers full-body beauty that starts in your cells and helps support surface skin cell renewal for visibly younger-looking skin. By using redox signaling molecules natural to your body, RENU28® promotes fresh and youthful-looking skin while also calming it from minor irritants. It’s also free from parabens, artificial colors, GMOs, sulfates, phthalates, and propylene glycol—which means it’s cruelty-free and suitable for all skin types. The best thing to keep in mind about your skin cell turnover is that since your cells are renewing every 28 days or so, a fresh start to your skin care routine is right beneath the surface.