Natural skin care is important, because many skin products today contain chemicals and preservatives that do not have any real health benefit. Also, the skin absorbs everything that is contained in these products. Any chemical additives in your moisturizer are absorbed into your body, like phthalates, which are toxic plasticizers generally used to add shine and body to many health care products.
[ Benefits of Olive Oil ]
Olive oil has been used for centuries to moisturize and gently cleanse the skin. Its antioxidant properties are legendary for nourishing skin and fighting the signs of aging. Olive oil soap can also be healthful to the skin. Rich in vitamin E and beta carotene, as well as being an antioxidant, it stimulates new cell generation, slows the progression of wrinkles, and gives skin a youthful look. Extremely mild, it also helps people with a variety of skin conditions.
[ Benefits of Shea Butter ]
Shea butter comes from the mangifolia, or karite nut tree which is indigenous to West and Central Africa. Rich in fatty acids, shea butter protects the skin and locks in moisture. It has a buttery texture which easily soaks into the skin. Shea butter is rich in vitamin E and also contains vitamins A, D and F. Shea butter is not only used as a moisturizer but to also treat burns, insect bites, diaper rash, eczema and psoriasis. However, shea butter is not recommended for people with severe nut allergies.