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What is Cell Renewal?

by Kelly McNevin |

Science and skincare seem to be somewhat interchangeable these days, with lots of us taking great care to discover what goes into our skincare products. Good skincare needs to target the epidermis - this is the outermost layer of the skin. So understanding how this layer of skin functions is crucial to recognising what skincare should achieve. 

Skin renewal 

Cells of the epidermis are constantly dividing to create new cells. These new cells replace those in the top layers every 30 or so days. This renewal process describes our body’s natural ability to exfoliate the skin and create new healthy skin cells. The integrity of the epidermis is essential for healthy, optimal functioning skin.

After the age of 20, the skin’s renewal process slows down. In turn, your skin and complexion appear duller as pores become enlarged and skin dryness and flakiness becomes more prevalent. Therefore, you need to increase the skin’s metabolic rate in order to generate fresher skin cells for healthy, radiant, blemish-free skin. Increasing the metabolic rate means that more new cells are produced and old, dead cells removed.

Recent clinical trials have proved that the blend of minerals in Himalayan Spring Water revitalises your skin. So, what makes Himalayan Spring Water so beneficial for cell renewal and for your general skincare?

 

Himalayan Spring Water and skin cell renewal process

Testing has proven that Himalayan Spring Water supports skin cell turnover – a process that is crucial to the generation of healthy new skin cells to leave skin appearing smooth and even. This active ingredient also enhances the exfoliation process and stimulates cell renewal to give you radiant skin. Natural fruit acids are also very beneficial for your skin and can be attributed to increasing the skin’s metabolism, inducing exfoliation and creating fresh new skin cells. 

Himalayan Spring Water also contains a mix of essential minerals which are great for your skin – making it an active ingredient in its own right.

These active ingredients include:

Magnesium, this aids the skin by lowering damage to skin cells and vital proteins and helping to maintain the outer barrier of the skin and keep it intact. It also minimises dry skin conditions, calms sensitive skin and lowers the appearance of redness.

 Calcium, this helps to generate new skin cells to replace the old ones, this makes skin appear more dewy and youthful. It also helps produce skin antioxidants, minimising the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

 Potassium, this is required to maintain healthy skin by balancing the amount of water, keeping cells hydrated and skin moisturised from within the skin.

 The best thing to keep in mind about cell renewal though? As your cells are shifting every month, this means that fresh, healthy skin is always right beneath the surface, it’s just a case of giving it the right treatment.

 Here at Herbal Essentials, we seek to optimise skin health, using pure Himalayan Spring Water in combination with active plant botanicals in our products. Inspired by the power of native Himalayan ingredients, our ‘clean’ skincare products derive their efficacy from the perfect blend of ancient beauty, wisdom and science. Visit our website to find out more about our use of Himalayan Spring Water, and browse our other natural skincare products.