Sometimes it’s easy to forget that your skin is your “largest organ” because it just doesn’t seem like an “organ.” Typically we think of organs as heart, liver, kidneys, etc. Ninety five percent of the cells in the epidermis (top layer of skin) work to make new cells and five percent of the cells make melanin, which gives skin its color.
In fact, though you can’t see it happening, every minute of the day we lose about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells off the surface of our skin to make room for the new skin cells. As we age, dead skin cells don’t shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly.
So, what does this have to do with beautiful skin? Pretty much everything.
Why are some of us plagued by early wrinkles?
The “experts” fault everything from sun damage and poor hydration to a bad diet and faulty genes. Even smiling too much is said to cause wrinkles.
But there’s one cause you probably never suspected: your own skin cream.
Even worse than that, your skin cream could actually accelerate early wrinkling.
It’s because a lot of creams that are supposed to keep you looking good have the wrong blend of ingredients. This faulty combination of elements on the skin actually speeds up the aging process.
But thank goodness, there’s a way to protect yourself. It starts with knowing the difference between the creams that stop the effects of aging and the ones that trigger wrinkles.