How you treat your Epidermis, will define how you look!
Also consider that you are alive because of your epidermis.
Look after your ‘dead’ skin, and you can start living instead of worrying about aging prematurely.
Labeling the epidermis as “dead skin” is by far the most costly mistake you can make when you or if a wrongly educated skin care enthusiast remove this layer of skin to get “superior” skin results.
Your body, with the miracle of natural rejuvenating cells is doing it’s utmost to preserve and maintain a very delicate biological balance in a very complex living eco-system we call the epidermis or the “dead skin cells”.
Saturating the epidermis is a biological miracle called the Acid Mantle. The Acid Mantle (a Lymphatic liquid in the upper layer of your skin) consists of water, oils, peptides and other biological chemicals the body synthesizes to protect the “dead” skin cells.
The reason why the these skin cells are so protected, is to protect you from the immense onslaught of life. The sun being the number one enemy followed by pollutants and other pathogens.
When the epidermis is removed, you are exposed!
We live in a hostile environment, and the body would rapidly dehydrate without a tough, semi-impermeable skin.
This barrier also helps prevent the entry of harmful substances into the body. Some materials, such as ethyl alcohol, nickel ions and poison ivy, can penetrate the barrier, but most substances cannot. The melanin in your skin also protects you from the harmful uv rays radiated by the sun.
Yet beauticians and ignorant users destroy the outer layer of the skin far too often for genuine glowing skin results. In fact more long term damage is often done by these procedures, and it will definitely accelerate skin aging as the years go by.
It is agreed that exfoliation of the skin is an important step in cleansing the face and body. It can remove the excess of dead skin cells that may have accumulated on the top layer of the epidermis.
Why does the skin accumulate dead skin cells in the first place?
This is the question that most skin care “experts” often never asks themselves.
General exfoliation is not the concern. It is the almost continual ablative removal of the epidermis that is being practiced in the beauty and skin care industry that is quite frankly; very alarming.
The overuse of professional peels and accompanying treatments like peeling ,laser resurfacing and harsh exfoliation products has instilled the false belief that continual peeling or abrading the skin will be the answer to wrinkles, pigmentation and acne. Causes of these skin conditions often have nothing to do with the build up of dead skin cells on the skin surface.
The skin suffers multiple attacks 24-7, whether physical, mechanical, from undesirable microorganisms or the sun. It withstands these with very sophisticated detection, protection and defense systems in the epidermis and dermis.
In addition to its protective function the skin also has a metabolic function, and a sensory function and it must maintain its integrity by repairing itself.
To carry out its protective task, the skin must be a resistant and impermeable barrier. This role falls in large part on the epidermis, directly impermeable but not impenetrable.
The Keratinocyte is a hydrophobic cell with a lifecycle is around 10-15 days from mitosis to arriving in the stratum corneum layer as a corneocyte. It will take around 3-5 days for the Kerantinocyte to desquamate (peel of in scales). All the other cells of the epidermis have a lifecycle of 28-30 days.
It is the superficial layer of the skin also known as the stratum corneum, which makes the skin impermeable and hydrophobic, protecting the underlying dermis and subcutaneous layers.
This layer also resists chemical attacks, thanks to the corneocytes filled with the hard insoluble protein keratin the lipid cement (bilayers) and corneo-desmosome, which ensures cohesion between the corneocytes, and therefore impermeability.
Skin is covered by the acid mantle and has a pH between 4 and 5.5. This is a lipid film which has all the properties required to prevent non-resident bacteria from developing and maintain the skin’s barrier.
It is composed of a mixture of sweat, sebum and lipids to which antibiotic peptides are added called defensins and dermcidins, synthesized by the sweat glands when collagen breaks down. The horny layer is not a sterile place and numerous resident bacteria are sheltered there and prosper in the corneous spaces.
Normal skin flora; are microbes, mostly bacteria, that live symbiotically in and on the body with, usually, no harmful effects to us.
The micro flora of the acid mantle is an important part of human skin, contributing to its function and activities. The various resident species are of an advantage in most cases but under some circumstances and with some groups of people the skin micro flora is involved in minor to major processes, that when out of balance can cause acne, rosacea (blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance.)
Maintaining the pH of the skin is essential to avoid the development of pathogens and an excess or lack of hygiene upsets the equilibrium of this cutaneous flora.
The acid mantle also maintains hydration. Free water from the dermis continually crosses the epidermis by capillarity and evaporates from the surface of the skin also known as the Trans Epidermal Water Loss. In addition to creating an environment for the skin flora to reside, the acid mantle plays the important role of maintaining epidermal hydration by slowing down transdermal water loss. The acid mantle also creates a physical barrier, almost like a lubricant to guard against friction and movement on the skin cell plates.
We know the removal of the acid mantle on a too regular basis through harsh alkaline washes and toners will lead to an imbalance of the micro flora. Many skin care lines over used by clients, lead to an underlying sensitivity and an impaired acid mantle. Moisture loss through the removed epidermis is rampant.
The associated dryness that comes from this action aggravates the blocking of the sebaceous duct, (hair follicle duct) thus accelerating comedones and associated problems like skin aging instead of preventing it. The machines, acids and enzymes that are being inconsiderately used by therapists are having the same result! The outer layer of your skin is part of a complex system and should be preserved at all costs.
We agree that exfoliation of the skin is an important step in cleansing the face and body. It can remove the DAMAGED dead skin cells that may have accumulated on the top layer of the epidermis.
But this should NEVER be overdone, and only with a gentle enzymatic exfoliator that is formulated to target DAMAGED dead skin cells without interfering with the delicate balance in the acid mantle, and healthy dead skin cells. Older people or those who already has skin damage should only do this every 2 weeks, whilst younger people can do a gentle exfoliation once a week.
Why do beauticians remove the outer layer of skin?
The actives required to make changes to these skin conditions are often in the vitamin and coenzyme families, and the area of the epidermis and dermis to be affected by these actives is below the granular layer and dermal epidermal junction.
This is where a peeling modality comes into play, as a tool for the penetration of the active required to make the change to the skin cell. Not the answer but a tool. Peeling is only half the answer.
This is a very outdated way of trying to achieve what Nanotechnology achieves without doing any damage to the epidermis.
Removal of the upper layers of the epidermis includes many cells; in addition to this removal, a certain amount of trauma occurs within the dermis. This will involve fibroblast stimulation, increased blood circulation in the dermal reserve (glycosaminoglycans) is then stimulated to react to this trauma, with the hopefull result of a plumper dermis. But in reality more damage is done that will lead to acceleration of skin ageing.
Skin stripping is a very harsh and irresponsible way of trying to achieve collagen induction.
Microneedling on the other hand, is minimally invasive and without removing the protective layer of the skin , it achieves miraculous collagen and elastin growth, by the natural healing regeneration function of the skin.
There are many cell and support systems involved in this trauma, peptide enzymes will be needed to address the removal of dead and unwanted protein, which will assist the formation of new proteins collagen and elastin.
A well functioning lymphatic system plays a very big supporting role in these protease enzymes and all of the dermal action. So with the destruction of the acid mantle this important part of skin care is almost not present as the skin is hammered with pollutants and uv rays whilst in this exposed state of repair. Thinning out the collagen layers on a continues state will just result in skin deterioration.
Before embarking on a treatment course, ensure that all backup systems are well functioning and that a good antioxidant and repair skin treatment program is in place.
THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU SCRUB OR PEEL!
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Our main motto and function is to maintain and correct the skin, and then only to treat the skin. Nanoskin prevents skin cell damage as well as taking great care that the regimen will penetrate but never enter the blood stream.
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