Keep your skin healthy this summer with these natural moisturizers

Sunday, April 01, 2012 by: Danna Norek
Tags: healthy skin, natural, moisturizers

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
BACK INTO THE CLOSET: Why U.S. reporters are not allowed to write about rainbow events in nations where being gay is still condemned
Depopulation test run? 75% of children who received vaccines in Mexican town now dead or hospitalized
A family destroyed: Six-month-old dies after clinic injects baby with 13 vaccines at once without mother's informed consent
INVESTIGATION: Three days before Dr. Bradstreet was found dead in a river, U.S. govt. agents raided his research facility to seize a breakthrough cancer treatment called GcMAF
BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients
BOMBSHELL: China and America already at war: Tianjin explosion carried out by Pentagon space weapon in retaliation for Yuan currency devaluation... Military helicopters now patrolling Beijing
ECONOMIC SLAVERY FOR ALL: While we were distracted with the Confederate flag flap, Congress quietly forfeited our entire economic future via fast-track trade authority
March Against Monsanto explodes globally... World citizens stage massive protests across 38 countries, 428 cities... mainstream media pretends it never happened
GMO crops totally banned in Russia... powerful nation blocks Monsanto's agricultural imperialism and mass poisoning of the population
SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision may have just legalized the concealed carry of loaded firearms across all 50 states, nullifying gun laws everywhere
Nearly every mass shooting in the last 20 years shares one surprising thing? and it's not guns
Vicious attack on Dr. Oz actually waged by biotech mafia; plot to destroy Oz launched after episode on glyphosate toxicity went viral
Holistic cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez dies suddenly; patients mourn the loss of a compassionate, innovative doctor who helped thousands heal from cancer
Pepsi drops aspartame from diet soda as consumers reject toxic sweetener
Bride of Frankenfood: Hillary Clinton pushes GMO agenda... hires Monsanto lobbyist... takes huge dollars from Monsanto
STATINS RED ALERT: Widely prescribed drugs act as cellular poisons that accelerate aging... deactivate DNA repair... promote diabetes, muscle fatigue and memory loss
Wild eyes and bowl cuts: Why do mass shooters always share the same hair styles and crazed zombie stares?
Mind control through emotional domination: How we're all being manipulated by the "crisis of the NOW"
(NaturalNews) While the summer lifestyle is healthier and more active, it also presents some unique skin care challenges. UV light is a necessity for health and wellness but over exposure can dry the skin and potentially cause damage if burned.

Instead of using traditional skin care products to nourish and protect the skin, try using some of these natural moisturizers as an antidote to free radical damage. Not only do they not have any chemical additives due to their pure and unadulterated form, they are like "food for the skin".

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is an excellent skin conditioner. It is solid at room temperature but easily melts once exposed to body heat. It makes an excellent addition to natural creams and lotions since it absorbs easily and even adds a slight natural sheen to the skin.

Coconut oil is rich in medium chain triglycerides. These are naturally occurring fats which act as deep penetrating moisturizers and protective barriers against environmental and free radical damage. It also provides a small amount of sun protection by screening about 20% of UV exposure.

It is rich in antioxidants and high in several naturally occurring acids including lauric, caprylic and capric acid, which are natural antimicrobial and antibacterial agents. This is what gives coconut oil a long shelf life. This quality also makes coconut oil the perfect anti-aging moisturizer due to its ability to smooth the skin while infusing it with antioxidants.

Coconut oil also contains vitamin E. Vitamin E is another powerful antioxidant and is known for helping to hasten recovery from abrasions, burns and other trauma.

Macadamia nut oil

The "magic" ingredient in macadamia nut oil is palmitoleic acid. Palmitoleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid that is very similar in structure to the natural sebum (oil) excreted by our own skin.

The oil is unique in that it has a small enough molecular structure that it can absorb into the skin without actually clogging any of the pores. This means it moisturizes without causing a "masking" effect where the skin cannot breathe and debris may become trapped under the skin.

Macadamia nut oil also contains relatively high levels of vitamin E. It is also rich in the antioxidant squalene. Squalene is also found in our skin as a natural protectant against sun damage. The naturally antibacterial properties of the fatty acids also give this oil a longer shelf life.

Shea butter

Shea butter first gained notoriety as a treatment for stretch marks. Women would often apply this to their bellies during pregnancy as a natural remedy to prevent the formation of these purple and white marks.

Shea butter contains three vitamins that benefit the skin. These are vitamins A, E and F. The vitamin A accounts for this nut-based butter's ability to help smooth and blend stretch marks. It also helps to heal abrasions, burns and wounds more quickly thanks to the vitamin E and F content.

Due to the extremely thick and emollient consistency of raw shea butter, it has protective qualities which help maintain integrity and flexibility. This helps prevent the breakdown that leads to stretch marks and wrinkles.

It also contains high levels of cinnamic acid, which accounts for shea butter's UV filtering quality.It may work most efficiently when melted and blended with other more spreadable natural moisturizers.

Sources for this article include:

About the author:
Danna Norek founded Product line includes an MSM & Vitamin C Ester Hydrating & Brightening Face Cream and all natural plumping Hyaluronic Acid Serum (greatly increases skin's moisture retention), Sulfate Free Natural Shine Enhancing Shampoo and Deep Hydration Conditioner, a very effective natural deodorant, and other body care. Visit to learn more about what chemicals & ingredients to avoid in your beauty and personal care products at .

Follow real-time breaking news headlines on
Healthy skin at
Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.