Cell Renewal is the Key to Dewy Skin
Cell turnover refers to the way your body’s cells multiply and renew themselves. Cell turnover develops your skin, hair and blood cells.
The human skin produces about 1 million skin cells per minute—that’s 5 billion per day! Our old skin cells harden and lose moisture, eventually detaching from the skin as new cells come in.
Skin Cell Renewal
When we’re young, this cycle takes place about once every 12-19 days. But as we age, older skin sloughs off more slowly, taking 28-35 days to renew itself.
Dead skin cells do not always effectively fall from our skin, causing clogging, congestion and dry, dull skin. This is particularly the case with acneic skin, which produces five times more dead skin cells than other skin conditions.
Once we’re older, we need to exfoliate to encourage cell turnover. This should be done at home and professionally at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa.
Exfoliate your skin at home about 2-3 times per week, depending on your skin type. If you have acneic skin, you may require more exfoliation. If you have sensitive skin, you may require less.
Retinoids assist in cell turnover, too. Contact AlluraDerm MD Med Spa at 505-821-9630 to speak with a skin specialist before you begin using a retinoid as it may cause irritation in certain types of skin.
At AlluraDerm, we’ll recommend professional skincare program that is designed specifically for your skin. We often recommend microdermabrasion and dermaplaning in addition to other non-invasive treatments to exfoliate those dead cells and encourage cell turnover.