Your skin is the one of the youngest parts of your body, renewing every two to three weeks. Yet as you look in the mirror, you know that is also tracks your history - as old as you are. Read on to discover how your skin renews, how it heals, and the important vitamins it needs along the way.
Your skin has many layers, but broadly speaking it can be divided into three parts (upper, middle and lower). The upper part is our visible barrier, covering and protecting our bodies from the external environment. It's also where our skin tone comes from, where new skin is formed and where the character of our skin is fashioned. It's also the most important part to consider when nourishing and protecting it from the elements, environment and treatments such as when shaving.
Skin renewal and regeneration starts at the base of the upper layer, where new skin cells are made and push older cells upwards. These 'stem cells' continually replenish themselves, rejuvenating our skin and hair all the time. The rate varies from person to person, but typically it takes 2-3 weeks for new cells to reach the surface where they last for about a week before being shed.
Whilst our skin is incredibly young - in fact we all by definition have youthful skin - it also changes and evolves as we evolve. Through incidents, life or if it is damaged, this imprint can be left in our skin as scars, or laughter lines, affecting future growth over time. Whilst we can help protect and preserve these rejuvenating skin cells, we can never roll back the hands of time. Nor should we.
Nutrients and vitamins for your skin
Vitamin rich foods and treatments can help speed up the recovery and regeneration process. And they can also help protect the skin in the first place.
|Vitamin A is important for the maintenance and development of skin cells, and in improving the healing process.|
Vitamin C is best known for its ability to help support and promote cell regeneration throughout our body, including our skin.
|Vitamin E||Vitamin E is often connected with skin texture, softness and moisture retention. It also helps protect cells from premature damage.|
|Zinc||Zinc plays an important role in tissue repair and growth in the body.|
Botanical oils and your skin
It is through this understanding of the nutrients our skin needs, and the role each layer plays that we have developed Kairn's shaving system.
Our products are all rich in botanical oils which help protect the upper layer of the skin by working in two ways. Light botanical oils such as Coconut and Grapeseed oil are quickly absorbed into the dermis improving its suppleness and replenishing it with nutrients. Our richer botanicals like Almond and Sea Buckthorn, which have a longer absorption rate, sit on the surface of the skin helping ensure a smooth razor glide across the skins surface. They are also rich in the vitamins above, helping nourish and protect your skin at the same time.
Read on for more on the Kairn three stage shaving system.