The skin is the largest organ of the body it protects us from invasive, harmful substances and energies. It weighs about 6 pounds with thickness varying from about 1/6th of an inch (on the eyelids) to as much as 1/3rd of an inch (on the palms and soles). Because appearance is very important to many people and it can impact self-esteem. most individuals are interested in caring for their skin properly and maintaining a youthful and healthy “glow”.
The illustrations below describe the differences between under-nourished/un-exfoliated skin and nourished/exfoliated skin. The layers of the skin are Epidermis, Dermis and Subcutaneous Layer.
Under-nourished / Un-exfoliated Skin
As we age the cellular division (commonly known as cell renewal) becomes less and less, almost crippling cells. The results – more moles, pigmentation spots, etc due to the improper division of cells and improper formation of melanin,which is also caused by radiation from the sun.
Also, medications, bad circulation, high cholesterol, radiation storage, etc all play a part in improper functioning of the skin. This damage causes the skin cells to become disorganized and collagen and elastin production slow significantly, producing wrinkles and uneven skin-tone.
Nourished Exfoliated Skin
Once the skin is rejuvenated by Superior Skin Secrets, cellular renewal increases, producing immediate and visible results. Pigmented cells are repaired from the deepest layers of the upper epidermis to the deepest layer of the dermis.
This gives the stratum corneum layer a new, vibrant appearance because fresh cells are continually moving their way to the surface of the skin. Fibroblast activity increases, producing significantly more collagen and elastin creating the appearance of hydrated & youthful skin.
Layers of the Skin
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. It consists of five major layers. The primary function of the epidermis is to act as the body’s barrier to environmental, chemical, temperature and radiation exposure and to provide feedback to the brain. It consists of small, flat cells that get smaller and flatter as they approach the surface of the skin.
The cells gradually become keratin, a dead protein, as they reach the outermost layer, forming the stratum corneum layer. This keratinization process takes three to four weeks. The epidermis also houses the nerve endings and melanocytes which produce melanin, the primary agent that gives skin its color.
This is the skin layer beneath the epidermis that contains about 80% of our body’s collagen. It includes blood vessels, nerve endings, fibroblasts, fibers, hair follicles and sebaceous & sweat glands. Fibroblasts are the cells that produce elastin and collagen fibers. These fibers are responsible for the elasticity and strength of the skin which are key to the impact of aging and environmental stress on the skin.
This skin layer consists of fat cells held together by fibrous tissues. The primary function of this layer is to store the fat that provides insulation and energy when calories are not being supplied by the diet.
Learn more about how Superior Skin Secrets Products penetrate to the dermis.