As we get older, what is the influence of age on the skin’s stem cells?
It is proven that the activity and “quality” of skin stem cells deteriorates with time and that the stem cells become ‘tired and worn-out’. This is considered one of the most important causes of ageing skin and of the appearance of wrinkles. Whether the number of skin stem cells decreases with age or not is not certain. However the decreasing activity of skin stem cells is universally recognized as a major source of skin losing its youthful appearance and therefore boosting our skin stem cells’ activity is believed necessary to both stopping as well as reversing skin ageing.