Have you ever been looking in the mirror and felt like your complexion is just not looking its best? If so, you might be experiencing a buildup of dead skin on your face.

Dead skin is actually necessary for healthy skin, but too much of it can be a nuisance. The key to keeping the dead cell buildup under control is safely removing it before it builds up.

When most people think about skincare, they consider keeping their skin hydrated and free from blemishes. However, another essential part of skincare is exfoliating old cells so new skin cells can emerge.

Too many dead skin cells can cause several problems, including acne, dryness, and a dull complexion.

This blog post will discuss the causes and effects of dead skin cells and some solutions you can use to address them!

What is dead skin cell buildup?

Dead skin describes dead skin cells we shed and replace with new cells.

According to ScienceDaily, "Humans lose 200,000,000 skin cells every hour. During a 24-hour period, a person loses almost five thousand million skin cells."

Normal cell turnover occurs roughly every three to six months. These processes include the production of new skin cells and removing dead skin cells. However, dead tissue does not disappear normally. Understanding why is so crucial can help with solving the problem.

How do skin cells typically work?

The epidermis is the outermost layer of your skin. The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the epidermis and is composed primarily of keratinocytes.

Keratinocytes produce keratin, a protein that helps give skin its elasticity and strength.

There are also three other types of cells that make up the epidermis.  The melanocytes are responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color.

The Langerhans cells help protect your skin from infection, and the Merkel cells help detect touch.

How do dead skin cells build up?

The epidermis is constantly renewing itself through a cellular turnover process. New keratinocytes are generated at the bottom of the epidermis, and they slowly move up towards the top, where they eventually die and fall off.

This process is called keratinization, and it's important because it helps keep your skin healthy by getting rid of old skin cells. When you remove the old, you help new skin cells rise to the surface, allowing your complexion to look fresh and glowing.

Dead skin cells are a natural part of the skin cell renewal process and the skin's natural life cycle. However, when too many dead skin cells accumulate, it can create dry, flaky patches. Dead cell buildup can make your complexion look dull and dry and lead to other skin health problems, such as acne.

Symptoms of a buildup of dead skin on face

The main symptom of dead skin cell buildup is a dull, dry complexion. Some specific symptoms that might include you have excess skin cell buildup include:

  • Dry, scaly skin
  • Peeling or flaky skin
  • Thick skin that feels rough to the touch
  • Skin looks dull or tired
  • Cracks in the skin
  • Congested pores
  • Premature skin aging


The Dead Sea is the most saline body of water in the world with a mineral concentration of approximately 32%. Mud from the Dead Sea has a high content of salts and minerals that are claimed to be essential for the body, and it is widely used in Pelotherapy. Dead Sea Mud may thus cleanse and draw out impurities from the skin, and tightens & tones the complexion, giving it a refreshed look.


Ideal for these Skin Types: Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Ance Skin.

Dead Sea Mineral Mud is reputed to have many therapeutic properties. The following highlights its many benefits and the kinds of activity it is believed to show:

  • COSMETIC: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Microbial, Detoxifying, Collagen-Boosting, Hydrating, Smoothing, Stimulating, Tightening, Firming, Circulatory, Rejuvenating, Exfoliating, Balancing, Cleansing, Soothing, Strengthening, Regenerative.
  • MEDICINAL: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Microbial, Detoxifying, Anti-Oxidant, Stimulating, Circulatory, Soothing, Strengthening, Regenerative, Muscle Relaxant.


 This is an exfoliating, retexturizing, refining, and nourishing chemical treatment scrub. Efficient and non-abrasive exfoliation is achieved by combining Pineapple concentrated Juice, Papaya Extract and Jojoba Beads. These enzymes help remove excess surface cells, while the micro spherical Jojoba Beads dissolve and release their nourishing Jojoba Oil into the skin. This process produces improved skin texture and leaves the skin with a luminous glow. The ultimate result is refined and moisturized skin. 

Ideal for these Skin Types: Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Sensitive Skin.

  • COMPLEXION-BRIGHTENING FORMULA: Look more radiant and refreshed than you thought possible with this facial scrub.
  • PORE CLEANSER: Unlike other exfoliators, this gentle face scrub will not strip skin of its natural oils. It can effectively penetrate pores while simultaneously soothing the skin.