What is Skin Rejuvenation + The Skin Renewal Cycle? - Geneo

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Are you on a quest for younger-looking skin? The skin renewal cycle plays a vital role in how your skin looks and feels at every stage of life, and its effects go beyond just the appearance of age. Skin rejuvenation can give you that enviable glow, and it’s possible through facial treatments that support your skin cycle. We’ll help you understand the science behind your skin’s renewal cycle and how it changes over time.

Understanding the Skin Cycle + Skin Cell Renewal

Skin cell renewal happens on a timeline that ranges from two to 12 weeks, depending on your age. This regenerative process is called the skin cycle or skin cell renewal. It begins by creating new skin cells in the deepest layer of your skin that slowly move up to the epidermis, the visible layer of skin.

What is Skin Cell Turnover?

Skin cell turnover is your body’s natural process for generating fresh skin cells to replace the older, dead cells on the skin’s surface. The younger a person is, the faster this process goes, which is why people in their 20s and younger always seem to have bright, smooth complexions.

How the Three Skin Layers Impact Skin Appearance

Although you can only see one layer of your skin, the epidermis, there are actually three layers that work together to keep your skin functioning properly. Each layer has a specific function, impacting everything from signs of aging to how quickly your skin heals.

The Outer Layer

The outermost layer of your skin is called the epidermis. Its job is to protect your body from injury and environmental factors such as pollution and UV rays. It’s tough work, and sometimes your epidermis needs a helping hand.

Geneo facial treatments help fresh, healthy skin cells reach the epidermis by exfoliating dead cells. We combine this with oxygenation from our innovative Oxypod, which infuses the outer layer of skin with CO2 microbubbles. This triggers a natural mechanism in the body called the Bohr Effect that drives oxygen-rich blood to the skin’s surface, making it appear brighter and smoother.

The Second Layer

The dermis, also known as corium, is the second layer of skin. This layer contains a network of blood vessels and nerve endings, and it’s in charge of collagen, sweat glands, oxygenation, elastic fibers, and more. When the dermis is underperforming, which can happen as you age, it results in wrinkles and slower healing times.

Geneo treatments support the dermis through a CO2 infusion that promotes the regeneration of collagen and elastin fibers. It’s a rejuvenating process that helps reduce signs of wrinkles and gives your skin a long-lasting, youthful glow.

The Third Layer

The deepest layer of your skin is called the hypodermis. It’s made up of large nerves and connective fatty tissue that help it regulate temperature and protect your organs. As you get older, the fatty tissue of the hypodermis gets thinner, which can give your skin a saggy appearance.

You can help keep your skin tight and smooth with regular Geneo facial treatments. Our three-step process of exfoliation, oxygenation, and nourishment ensures our powerful, all-natural ingredients penetrate deeply into your skin where they can work their magic.

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Skin Cycle Length By Age

The cycle of cell regeneration will naturally slow down as you age, which can result in a buildup of dead cells that cause dull, rough-looking skin. Here is an example timeline of the skin renewal cycle by age:

  • Teens: 2 weeks
  • 20s: 2-3 weeks
  • 30s: 3-4 weeks
  • 40s: 4-5 weeks
  • 50s: 5-6 weeks
  • 60s+: 6-10 weeks

No matter where you are in the skin cycle timeline, Geneo has the perfect treatment to help your skin look and feel its best. Click here to learn more about our custom Geneo facial treatments.

Skin Cell Turnover and Acne

Skin cell renewal plays a significant role when it comes to acne. Ideally, when a new skin cell reaches the outermost layer of your skin, it pushes the dead skin cell out of the way and takes its place. When that doesn’t happen, a layer of dead skin cells and oil can clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

You can remove this buildup by regularly exfoliating at home or getting professional facials. This keeps your pores clear and ensures the fresh, healthy skin cells are visible so your skin looks bright and fresh.

For those who are prone to breakouts, we recommend the Geneo Balance Facial. It shields the removes dirt and impurities, treats acne, and minimizes oil production to help reduce future breakouts. It is a great option for breakouts and blemishes on your face, back, or any other acne-prone areas.

Collagen and Skin

Collagen is an essential protein located in the deepest layer of your skin. The dermal collagen supports the epidermis, your outermost layer of skin, by keeping it plump and resilient. Around the age of 30, your body begins to slow its collagen production, creating fine lines and other signs of aging.

Many at-home skincare products, such as hyaluronic acid and retinol, can help maintain healthy levels of collagen. You can also invest in professional treatments such as Geneo facials designed to stimulate collagen production.

To help reduce early signs of aging, try the Geneo Glam Facial. This treatment enhances collagen regeneration, improves elasticity, and increases moisture.

How to Get Glowing, Rejuvenated Skin

Now that you understand how the skin cycle works, you can make more informed decisions about how to rejuvenate your complexion. Look for products and treatments that remove dead skin cells, oxygenate the skin, and boost collagen production.

Geneo is here to help you get healthy, youthful-looking skin. Each rejuvenating facial treatment includes a three-step process of exfoliation, oxygenation, and nourishment that targets each layer of skin. For beautiful skin and long-lasting results, find a Geneo provider near you.

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