She has a gorgeous golden tan.
(I did not just say gorgeous in the same sentence as tan, since I don’t believe in heavy suntanning!).
Then you meet a 75 year old lady who has also returned from 2 weeks in the Bahamas. She too is very tanned.
Fast forward 3 weeks, and you run into them both again.
The 15 year old has lost all of her tan, she is sad.
The 75 year old still has most of her tan except it looks a bit dried up and leathery.
Why does this happen?
Well, when we are young we are renewing skin at a fast pace.
When my daughter was about 4 she was in the bath and when she got out, there was ring around the tub and I couldn’t understand why since she was home all day and not playing in dirt.
Then I remembered that youth shed their skin cells so quickly. (Some ring around the tub is dirt too, especially if you have boys! Lol)
So because of this, we see a vast array of exfoliants and exfoliating treatments on the market.
Exfoliation removes surface dead skin.
When we remove surface dead skin, it allows our products to penetrate into our skin, versus sitting on top of dead skin (allowing your products to work better), and then the main reason why we use exfoliants is to mimic youth.
By taking off surface dead skin, the body instinctively wants to replace that skin, and so, renews collagen to make more skin.
This speeds up your cell renewal rate and helps slow down the aging process.