6 Natural Skincare Products Use by Ibadan Women
Ever wondered what is the secret or secrets behind the ever young and glowing skin of the Ibadan Women?
The answers are not far-fetched; the secrets have been found to be the use of some locally made skincare products. They are natural products and does better work than the synthetically produced products.
The interesting thing about these products is that they are not expensive and easily available in various markets in Ibadan which include Bodija, Dugbe, Oja-Oba, Agbeni even to the corners of the city. They are usually sold by the older women in the town and they also offer better ways of using them which include the quantity and other products each can be mixed with to give desirable results.
Cocoa butter is extracted from the cocoa bean and it is high in antioxidants which helps to fight against skin aging, dark patches, and dull skin. Cocoa butter is widely noted to keep away stretch marks.
It is high in fatty acids and helps the skin to stay hydrated.
Shea butter is multi-functional. It is used on the skin and hair. Because black soap makes the skin dry, Shea butter can be used as a moisturizer to moisture the skin.
Shea butter helps to protect the skin from the sun. Against popular belief, Shea butter only maintains the skin colour, and not make it dark.
Local Black Soap (Ose Dudu)
Local black soap is anti-aging and works for all skin types whether rough or sensitive. It works against wrinkles, removes spots and is great for removing makeup. Local black soap keeps the skin smooth and hydrated.
Palm Kernel Oil (Adin, Ekuro)
Palm kernel oil contains antioxidants that provide anti-aging benefits which is why it is a key ingredient in many soap and cream. It makes the skin naturally soft and glossy. It also provides thorough conditioning for hair, thickens hair and reduces hair fall by making it stronger.
Camwood/African SandalWood (Osun)
Camwood is a red powder and is popular among our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. Part of using camwood to make the skin glow, it is also used to cure diseases related to the skin like Eczema, Wrinkles, Acne, Pimples, Skin discolorations and more.
Coconut oil is multifunctional and can be used for anything. Coconut oil can be used on the skin as a moisturizer. It helps to reduce wrinkles. It also helps to remove makeup. Coconut oil helps to soothe the skin aftershave, and also hydrates the skin.