shea butter, an anti aging moisturizer and eczema treatment

Many women are drawn to anti aging moisturizers and treatments these days. Thus, it is good to learn more about the labels on your skincare products. One of the popular ingredients in today’s skincare products is none other than shea butter. Shea butter is natural fat extracted from fruit of the shea tree. It is especially known for its cosmetic properties as a moisturizer and emollient. Shea butter is a popular ingredient in many products. Infact, it is so safe that shea butter is edible. It can be consumed in foods and is also used in the manufacture of chocolate as a substitute for cocoa butter.

Shea butter is also a known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is also used for treating skin conditions such as burns, rashes, fading scars, eczema, severely dry skin, and in reducing the irritation of psoriasis. It can be helpful in cases of eczema and dermatitis and can help reduce skin bruising and soreness. Shea butter provides some natural UV sun protection although the level of protection varies and should not be relied on.

Available in many expensive moisturizing skin products, shea butter is one of the richest emollients available, scarcities of the supply of shea butter results in an erratic market price. Shea Butter is frequently used in massage to create a frictionless surface on the skin, allowing for therapeutic deep tissue work. It also acts as excellent base for the addition of medical and cosmetic ingredients. It is a key ingredient in the most reputable beauty products and soaps, only recently gaining recognition in the United States in products like Revitol. Shea Butter can actually help stimulate collagen production in the skin, making it an effective anti aging moisturizer, which helps to reduce wrinkles, burns, and scars.

protect your children from the sun

Do you know that your children need the highest protection in the sun! School holidays, playing outdoors… childhood is a time when we’re most exposed to the sun. As the child’s immature skin is more vulnerable than an adult’s, it will carry the effects of every sunburn, for life. Here’s some useful advice from Clarins:

1) Stay under the sun at the Right Time
Between 11am and 4pm during peak sunshine hours, try to stay in the shade. Use the time to do something fun – take a siesta, do some drawing, visit a museum, walk in the woods, bake a cake… the possibilities are endless!

2) Regular Application.
Always apply and reapply your sun protection every two hours, and more frequently in strong sun. And not just on the beach… apply first thing in the morning, as the sun can find you wherever you are!

3) Be well prepared.
Take it everywhere you go to carry your water, snacks, sunscreen, After Sun Gel, t-shirts, hats and a light jacket for when the sun goes down.

4) Use the right products.
Sun Care Cream Ultra Protection For Children SPF 30 is ideal throughout the summer. Its 100% mineral sunscreens provide perfect tolerance and the formula is resistant to water and salt making it ideal for water sports.

5) Don’t neglect After Sun Protection
After their evening shower, children’s skin needs to be nourished and moisturized. Apply After Sun Moisturizer for isntant colling and comfort. It’s ideal for the entire family.