How to Stimulate Cell Growth

by Monica Patrick

Exfoliating kits keep skin cells stimulated and reproducing.

loafah and bath bomb image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.com

Youthful skin stays supple and dewy because new skin cells reproduce exponentially. This process occurs every day but slows considerably as you age. As a result, skin loses its elasticity, begins to wrinkle and loses its brightness. You can stimulate the cells of your skin and recapture a more youthful look. Unfortunately, there is no way to stop the aging process, but stimulating your skin cells will make you appear younger in the short run.

Items you will need

  • Microdermabrasion kit
  • Exfoliating scrub
  • Loofah
  • Moisturizer
  • Alpha hydroxy lotions
  • Vitamin E lotions
Step 1

Wet your skin with warm or cool water. Cleanse your skin with a light cleanser, rinse and pat the skin clean.

Step 2

Squirt a quarter-sized amount of microdermabrasion exfoliant into your hand. Scrub your face with the exfoliant, rubbing it into the skin with your fingers. Rub in small circles from the forehead to the neck.

Step 3

Rinse the microdermabrasion exfoliant away with cool or warm water. Pat your skin dry. Follow up the treatment by adding the nourishing moisturizer to rehydrate the exfoliated skin.

Step 4

Dip your fingers into the Alpha hydroxy-based lotion and apply it to the skin. Leave the lotion on your skin and allow the skin a few minutes to absorb the skin stimulating cream.

Step 5

Stand in a shower of cool or warm water. Wet your skin well. Squirt a quarter-sized amount of exfoliating cream to the palm of your hand. Rub the cream on your legs, thighs and bottom.

Step 6

Use the loofah sponge to rub the exfoliating lotion into the skin, stimulating new cell growth. Do this for several minutes. Add more exfoliating lotion and scrub the rest of your body.

Step 7

Rinse your body completely with cool or warm water. Step out of the shower and pat dry your skin.

Step 8

Use a healing lotion that contains Vitamin E to treat the skin you have exfoliated.

Photo Credits

  • loafah and bath bomb image by Gina Smith from Fotolia.com

About the Author

As a former senior sales director with Mary Kay and the co-owner of a renovation company, Monica Patrick has firsthand knowledge of small business operations. Besides start ups, she has extensive skills in recruiting, selling, leadership, makeup artistry and skin care.