Turning Back The Clock With “Sleeping” Stem Cells

Turning Back The Clock With “Sleeping” Stem Cells

Written By Samantha Dym, Contributing Author.

According to a new study out of England… scientists believe they may have discovered the secret to how your skin ages through “sleeping” stem cells, which rest under the skin. Researchers from the University of Sheffield believe that as we age… we are less capable of triggering the cells to do what they need to… which is acting as regenerators to damaged areas on the skin.

An “in silico” (computer) “visual” model of human skin was created in this latest study… then used to test three very popular theories of how skin cells function to regenerate skin over the course of three years. When the simulation was tested with two theories… the skin did not regenerate. But, the third theory actually showed signs of regeneration. That theory includes the population of “sleeping” stem cells. These cells do not constantly divide to create new cells. They tend to make new cells when the skin is damaged or when the older skin cells decrease. Doctors note that these “sleeping” stem cells are lost over time… resulting in the skin to age. When they wake to fix skin damage… some of these cells do not go back to sleep. This is quite a breakthrough in research for the largest organ of the human body.

Are “sleeping” stem cells the secret to the fountain of youth? They might be. However, more research is still needed, specifically clinical studies on humans, to completely prove this theory. NCN Skin Care offers a great selection of anti-aging products such as All-Trans Retinol 2.0%, which firms the skin, decreases and prevents wrinkles, evens out skin tone, among many other benefits. Click here to view all of NCN’s anti-aging products.