Here in South Florida, we like to say that we live in Paradise. And there’s some truth to that … The sun shines all the time. The beaches are stunning. And for those like me who choose to live healthy, we have an abundance of delicious fruit … right in our backyards. Mangos, bananas and […]
Staying active is a cornerstone of any anti-aging plan. That’s why I rarely let a day go by without a high-intensity workout. Biking is one of my favorite activities, and here in Florida, I can ride my bike all year. But outdoor activity is a double-edged sword. A high-intensity workout strengthens your heart and lungs, […]
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.