What exactly is cell turnover? As you’re likely aware, we all shed skin on a regular basis. How often we shed our skin often reveals something about our age. As Gloria Sciuto explains it on Examiner.com, cell turnover is “the stuff of life…When we are babies, our pink, plump skin turns over approximately every 14 days. When we are teens, cells turn over approximately every 21 to 28 days. As we age, cell turnover slows down to 30 to 40 days, and after we reach 50 and older, cell turnover can slow to 1-1/2 to 3 months!”
So how do we encourage cell turnover? Evidently, the more our cells turn over, the younger we look. So obviously, it’s important to give our bodies opportunities to turn cells over as often as possible. Clearly, this points to maintaining skin health. And, as with any other health regime, skin health requires us all to participate in routines that promote the body’s ability to heal and rejuvenate itself.
Eat healthy! Here’s a tip that you’re likely to find on just about any list that provides health advice. And this list is no different. As NewBeauty.com explains, “what you eat directly affects the livelihood of your cells. Sugar will boost inflammation’s damaging effects, but eating good fats and oils, like tuna, salmon, soybeans, tofu, olive oil and avocado, help regulate cell metabolism, boost cellular repair and suppress inflammation.”
Take your vitamins! Whether through smart food choices or supplements, getting in your essential vitamins every day will go long way in helping your skin to remain youthful looking. Vitamin C is especially important because of its ability fend off damage caused by the sun. NewBeauty.com also points out that “Vitamin E helps to prevent oxidative damage and protects cell membranes, which makes it an essential vitamin to include.”
Utilize powerful ingredients! Just as you would for your food choices, you’ll want to read the ingredients of the skin care products you use. If they contain alpha lipoic acid, you’re in good shape. NewBeauty.com informs us that it helps to protect skin cells from inflammation. The site also recommends that you look out for products that contain retinoid, which “at prescription strength, can increase cell turnover and, after a few month’s use, can even help to clear age spots caused by sun damage.”
Try Microdermabrasion! “A set of approximately 6 ‘micros’ can do wonders for your skin,” explains Sciuto, who recommends this fantastic treatment. At the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, our Excelladerm Microdermabrasion gently removes dead, dry layers of cells to reveal fresh glowing skin and is one of the main treatments for sun damage and acne. If you’re looking to get a “fresh new look”, this is the treatment for you!
Give skin peels a go! According to Sciuto, chemical peels provide more “dramatic results”. At the Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre, we offer a number of peels that not only promote cell turnover, but assist in treating skin conditions such as acne and scarring. The PCA Peel is one such treatment. As well, The Medique Peel is a mild, yet effective peel for repairing fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and cystic acne.
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