The skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it is important to understand that whatever is placed upon it is absorbed. For a newborn baby, and infants of any age, parents can protect their child’s skin by using organic coconut oil or raw shea butter.
Coconut Oil is Wonderful for Skin and Hair
For soft lustrous hair, coconut oil is a wonderful conditioner. Warm a tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan, or in the microwave, and massage the warm oil onto the whole of the scalp toward the ends of the hair. Leave the oil in the hair overnight, if possible, or for a minimum of twenty minutes before shampooing it out. Apply coconut oil onto your baby’s hair once or twice a week. If your baby is allergic to coconut products, shea butter is another wonderful hair conditioner. Cosmetic raw shea butter is available as a block that melts into a sumptuous body butter at body temperature, or whipped for instant use.
Raw Shea Butter Boosts Blood Flow
If you want to achieve baby soft skin, try raw shea butter on your skin. It is safe for use on the hair, body, and face, and a little goes on a long way. At first notice when you apply raw shea butter on your face or body, the skin will turn pink. This is evidence of an increased blood flow in your skin. This makes raw shea butter a helpful and affordable solution for cellulite prone skin.
Use Coconut Oil in Cooking
Babies need a good amount of fat in their diet to help them gain weight and boost their immune system. Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils for cooking, as it can be heated to very high temperatures without the oil oxidizing and causing free radical damage.
Avoid Over Cleansing the Skin
Contrary to popular belief, over cleansing the skin may lead to more problems than prevention. Sebum is the skin’s natural skin barrier that protects it from dirt and bacteria and this is washed away during a bath or shower. Both coconut oil and shea butter add a protective layer to freshly washed skin. Therefore, to protect the skin of your baby massage a thin layer or coconut oil or raw shea butter into the skin.