Have you heard of skin cell turnover? This is what happens when skin cells travel from the lowest epidermis layer of the skin to the top layer. The cells then die and shed off, revealing younger, more glowing skin.
However, as we get older, the speed at which our skin renews slows down. So it’s important to bear this in mind when it comes to your own skincare routine.
How skin renewal time changes with age
Skin cell renewal varies from person to person, but to give you an idea – in babies, skin cell renewal takes around 14 days. For teenagers, it’s around 28 days. In middle age, it takes between 28-42 days. And for 50 plus, it can be up to 84 days.
The longer it takes, the bigger the build-up of dead skin, which can leave our skin looking a bit washed out. Making regular, gentle exfoliating a part of your skincare routine is a must to slough away the dead skin – especially if you have acne-prone skin.
By exfoliating often, you should find that the products you use will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin and do their job properly.
Why the skin renewal process matters
If your skin takes around 28+ days to renew itself, you’ll need to give new products the same amount of time for your skin to get used to them and respond. Chopping and changing your skincare products too often means your skin won’t get a chance to get used to them – and it means you won’t see results until the end of that period.
When trying new products, it’s good to know the returns policy. This skin renewal process is one of the reasons why we offer a 90-day money-back guarantee. That way you can try any of our products worry-free and simply send it back to us if it doesn’t suit.
How to work with your skin’s natural process
At Pai, we always recommend keeping your skincare routine simple. Resist the temptation to use lots of products to alleviate your skin issues. This only overloads your skin and it simply won’t know how to absorb it all – it can only cope with so much at one time.
If you use oils and serums before bed, try sticking to a face oil for a few nights, then a serum for the remaining nights of the week. This consistency and more gentle approach won’t confuse your skin, and will help you work with the rate your skin takes to renew.
And if you want to hurry things along, remember that's what our organic Rosehip Oil is famous for. It's highly regenerative, helping to speed up repair for glowing, radiant skin – and it doesn't stop there. Read more about the many skin benefits of Rosehip Oil here.
Need more advice? Book in for a free online skin consultation with our experts to create a routine that works for you