Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Soft as a Baby's Bottom...

Have you ever heard the saying, “Soft as a baby’s bottom?” 

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could maintain our skin’s softness and texture throughout our whole lives?

Part of the reason babies skin is so soft is due to cell turnover, which for them happens every 14 days.
Cell turnover is our skin’s natural exfoliation process which replaces older skin cells with new, younger cells.

Here’s how it works…

The cell travels up through the epidermis until it reaches the uppermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. Once the cell reaches this layer, it is rough, dry, flaky -- what we consider a "dead" skin cell. Ideally, new skin cells continue to arrive at the skin's surface, pushing older cells off from beneath.  This turnover process is extremely important when it comes to benefits for the face.

As we age, our cell renewal rate slows down, which leads to an unnecessary buildup of dead skin. We need to help the skin get rid of this accumulated these dead cells through exfoliation. This will help eliminate clogged pores, encourage purging of skin impurities, and is also imperative for cosmetic ingredients to effectively penetrate the skin.

The older you are, the more you need to exfoliate.  The average cell turnover rates are 14 days for babies, 21-28 days for teenagers, 24-30 days for those in their 20s, 28-35 days for 30-somethings, 30-42 for 40 plus-year-olds, and 45-84 days for those in their 50s and beyond.

We have several options to encourage cell turnover at Uptown Medical Aesthetics. Regular mechanical exfoliation with Microdermabrasion and Dermaplaning and Chemical Exfoliation with mild to more advanced Chemical Peels can both be done as often as once per month.  With the support of exfoliating and anti-aging products used daily, your skin can be restored to its youthful appearance in no time!

Our providers at Uptown Medical Aesthetics have a total of over 50 years of Medical Aesthetic experience and education.   We are passionate about educating our clients on caring for their skin, and looking their best.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our providers today, and let us start exercising your skin back to its healthy, youthful glow.


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