How long does skin take to renew?

And why it’s good to know

Have you ever heard about skin cell turnover? This is what happens when skin cells travel from the lowest epidermis layer of the skin to the top layer. The cells then die and shed off, revealing younger, more glowing skin.

However, as we get older, the speed at which our skin renews slows down. So it’s important to bear this in mind when it comes to your own skincare routine.

The age factor

Skin cell renewal varies person to person, but to give you an idea – in babies, skin cell renewal takes around 14 days. For teenagers, it’s around 28 days. In middle age, it takes between 28-42 days. And for 50 plus, it can be up to 84 days.

The longer it takes, the bigger the build-up of dead skin, which can leave our skin looking a bit washed out. Making regular, gentle exfoliating a part of your skincare routine is a must to slough away the dead skin – especially if you have acne-prone skin.

By exfoliating often, you should find that the products you use will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin and do their job properly.

Trying new products

If your skin takes around 28+ days to renew itself, you’ll need to give new products the same amount of time for your skin to get used to them and respond better. Chopping and changing your skincare products too often means your skin won’t get chance to get used to them.

And of course, if your skin takes longer to renew, you’ll need to allow longer for your skin to respond to anything new.

When trying new products, it’s good to know the returns policy. This skin renewal process is one of the reasons why we offer a 90 day money back guarantee. That way you can try any of our products worry-free and simply send it back to us if it doesn’t suit.

Stick to a routine

At Pai, we always recommend keeping your skincare routine simple. Resist the temptation to use lots of products to alleviate your skin issues. This only overloads your skin and it simply won’t know how to absorb it all.

For example, using a serum at night followed by a cream then a different serum in the morning with yet another cream on top might not be necessary. And your skin probably won’t thank you for it.

If you use oils and serums before bed, try sticking to an oil for a few nights, then a serum for the remaining nights of the week. This consistency won’t confuse your skin and will help you work with the rate your skin takes to renew.