Tuesday, 13 September 2011 09:37
Skin is constantly regenerating new cells that rise to the surface or the epidermis. As these cells rise they gradually die and become filled with keratin. These keratinized skin cells are essential because they give our skin its protective quality. But, they are constantly sloughing off to make way for younger cells. As we age the process of cell turnover slows down. Cells start to pile up unevenly on the skin’s surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance.