Our skin goes through a lot. I mean, a lot. Certain parts of it are routinely exposed to the cold air, the hot sun, to wind and rain and UV rays and a billion different types of irritants. Oh, and then we go ahead and shave off the hairs meant to protect it about twice a week. Our skin’s daily struggle to protect our soft and defenseless inner selves make it a largely unsung hero. It demonstrates a robust durability that I desperately wish my brain would take some lessons from. But that doesn’t mean that it’s perfect or impenetrable.
Our skin needs help from all the things we put it through. Think of the countless razor burns, nicks and scratches, ingrown hairs, and sore bumps caused by sometimes even the sharpest razor. In response to this, a whole industry has risen out of the depths to tempt us with skin care products loaded with literally anything and everything, and recently they’ve all certainly had CBD incorporated in there somewhere.
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CBD and the beauty industry are practically old friends, and the scientific backing that supports this match only add fuel to an already explosive market. So how can CBD help our skin overall, and how might we be able to incorporate it into that most delicate routine where our skin might just be at its most raw: shaving?
Looking After Your Skin Is Important
The wear and tear we put our skin through will eventually cause damage, and sometimes that damage is even permanent. But to understand this, we must understand first how the skin functions. Comprised of three separate layers, the skin is a complex and intricate organ. The first and outer layer, the epidermis, acts as a waterproof shield and a barrier between you and infection. The dermis, or second layer, is made up of thick connective tissues like collagen and elastin, and blood vessels. The third and final layer, the hypodermis, is made up of those things that support the skin’s immune system like adipocytes, macrophages, and fibroblasts,