Body & Health

6 Skincare Products That You Can Find Locally In Nigeria

Are you are tired of using soaps and creams filled with harmful chemicals? Here are some natural and easy to find products you can try!

 

Cocoa butter

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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 (ori)

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Credit – naturallivingideas.com

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)

black-soap

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, main alaidi, nmanu aki)

Palm kernel oil contains antioxidants that provides 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. Apart from using camwood to make the skin glow, it is also used to cure disease related to the skin like Eczema, Wrinkles, Acne, Pimples, Skin discolourations and more.

 

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is multi-functional and can be used for anything. Coconut oil can be used on the skin as moisturizer. It helps to reduce wrinkles. It also helps to remove makeup. Coconut oil helps to soothe the skin after shave, and also hydrates the skin.

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