Every woman is pleased when
complimented on her beautiful skin and complexion.
Imagine having people coming up to you and saying
how youthful you look and trying to guess your age.
To understand how to care for your skin, you must
first realise that your skin cells need to be
constantly regenerated to maintain healthy,
Skin cells on the surface are frequently shed as
time goes by. When these cells die, they need to be
replenished by new ones.
The cells in your body responsible for doing this
are known as stem cells.
There are two basic types of stem cells - embryonic
and adult or somatic stem cells.
Embryonic stem cells can produce all kinds of cells
in the body whereas adult stem cells can only
reproduce limited types of cells.
Adult stem cells are found in many organs and
tissues, including the skin. In fact, human skin is
the largest repository of adult stem cells in the
The main functions of these cells are to replenish
and maintain the balance of cells within the skin as
well as to regenerate damaged tissues.
These skin stem cells have a limited life span, and
as we age and are exposed to inevitable
environmental assaults, they decrease in number, as
well as in ability to regenerate tissue. The result
is the familiar loss of skin suppleness and radiance
and finally, lines, which all point to ageing.