Now more than ever, methods, techniques
and treatments meant to retain that youthful glow proliferate
everywhere. Scientists have been very busy creating artificial
means to make an aging face look younger. Depending on our
finances, we go for what we can convince ourselves we can
afford. You know the commercial - you are worth it.
Unfortunately, many have been and are misinformed on how and
why the skin ages misleading these same people into buying
products that only offer short-lived, if not just unsuccessful
and disappointing, results. For instance, moisturizers - they
work because they seal the skin which then retains the moisture
in the skin. The key is still water, but the wrong moisturizer
can be a disaster.
It is smart to know just how the skin develops over time. In
understanding the hows and whys of skin aging, the correct
habits and treatments can then be developed to retain as much
of your youthful looks for as long a time as possible.
Normal skin produces about 1,250 cells a day for each square
cm and these come from 27,000 cells. The normal duration of the
cell cycle of skin is 311 hours.
Compare that to the cycle of psoriasis. Psoriatic skin
produces 35,000 new cells each day for each square cm; and
these come from 52,000 cells but the cell cycle is reduced to
The epidermis renews itself every 28 days.