4. Boosts cellular renewal
As we mentioned at the beginning, our skin is going through a constant renewal process. New skin cells are constantly being produced in the deepest layer of skin called the dermis. These then work their way up to the top layers, pushing out the older cells that are no longer fit for purpose that we can then exfoliate away.
So whilst, unlike some reptiles, we don’t actually shed our skin all in one go, we’re constantly shedding skin cells. (Hence why most of our house dust actually comprises of dead skin cells!)
The life cycle of one skin cell is around 30 days but as we age, the renewal process begins to slow down (at the same time as we begin to lose collagen) and we experience dull, sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles and age spots.
Although there is no wonder-fix for ageing skin, nor can we truly turn the clock back, we can use a daily moisturiser to help support a healthy turnover of cells. Vitamin enriched moisturisers that also contain fatty acids can help to speed up cellular renewal, helping to maintain the health and vitality of our skin.