Contrary ... to what the media wants you to believe, your skin cells do NOT complete a full turn-over and regenerate in 3 weeks time. The older we get, the slower the cellular rejuvenation / turn- over rate. Skincare science now recognizes that it can take up- wards of 1.5 months for the cells to completely regenerate and die-off naturally.
In the diagram, you see the growth cycle of a single skin cell. From #1 where a new cell divides, to #2 showing a healthy, plump cell which is fluid-filled and luminous (light reflecting). Numbers 3-4 demonstrate the thin, dull, dark (light absorbing), flat cells of the surface (stratum corneum) which build-up and stick together in a mass; resulting in congestion, irregular tone & texture. This dead cellular mass, if not properly exfoliated, exacerbates the flat look of wrinkles and aging, and impedes product penetration and effectiveness, as well as a smooth makeup application.
Similar to your dental hygiene visits, routine professional skincare services provide more effective clinical ways to safely exfoliate and de-congest the dead cellular build-up. Regular clinical examinations and therapies will help keep your skin healthier; which may include making necessary adjustments in your home care, as you go through physical and seasonal changes which may adversely affect your skin.
The result? Smoother, glowing, luminous skin!