All You Need To Know About The Skin Cycle

Skin Health Restoration has been a topic of interest for many years. It’s the optimum process to restore skin activity, vitality, strength, and youthfulness, while also treating any skin conditions. Additionally, this process leads to the best long-term results for your skin.

But it’s important to keep in mind that patience is key when it comes to skin health restoration. So what exactly is a skin cycle and what does it have to do with restoration? How long does a skin cycle usually last?

1. What is a Skin Cycle?

So what exactly is a skin cycle? Well basically, it’s the process where a new skin cell is formed at the deepest layer of the epidermis and works it’s way up to the surface of the skin. By this time, the skin cell has matured and it flakes off.

One full skin cycle occurs when baby cells are born at the deepest layer of the epidermis to the time they mature and rise to the surface of the skin, and ultimately are shed off.

2. Why is it important?

So why exactly is a skin cycle important? Well as we age, our skin cycle slows down and dead cells accumulate on the surface of skin. These dead skin cells cause sagging and fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, bacteria can become trapped causing blemishes and breakouts.

So it is important to choose skin care products that can accelerate your cellular turnover and keep fresh new skin cells flourishing to the surface. When you start a new skin care routine, you should wait for 1-3 skin cycles to see improved results.

This gives the skin care chance to work on making changes to the cell’s health.

3. How Long is a Skin Cycle?

A skin cycle varies between each person. It can be affected by factors like:

  • Age
  • Hormones
  • Skin Condition
  • Health
  • Stress

However, on average a skin cycle is 5-6 weeks. At the age of 19-21, the process can take 14-21 days compared to a middle-aged adult where it is estimated to be 28 days. As we grow older, this skin cycle slows to about 45-60 days in our 40’s and 50’s. It can further slow to about 60-90 days in our 50’s and 60’s.

However, the most important thing to remember when it comes to your skin is patience. Be patient with your skin care, and give it some time to do its job.

The Skin Cycle Takeaway

All in all, the skin cycle is extremely important for skin health and rejuvenation. The length of a skin cycle varies between each person and generally gets slower as we age.

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