The Benefits of Mango Butter in Natural Skin Care

Published: 11th June 2009
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When you think of mango butter you are likely not thinking of skin care, but of some exotic tropical treat, tasting delicious and fabulously expensive. Not so. Mango butter is not fabulously expensive, but it is exotic and is also fabulous for your skin.

You have a wide choice of natural skin care products from which to choose, so it is bewildering why so many people opt for one or other of the commercial synthetic products full of harsh substances that have been proved time and again as potentially harmful. Consider any of the synthetic surface-active agents that have been added to emulsify the oils, and also to enable the preparation to wet out on your skin and penetrate your pores.

These are the same substances that are used in industrial detergents to enable the product to wet floors and other surfaces. Do you really want to use these on your skin? Or how about any of the mineral oil derivatives, such as petrolatum, that isolates your skin from the outside world? Sure, it protects it, but it also prevents your skin acting naturally, preventing it from acting as a cooling unit for your body and preventing the excretion of many toxic substances in your sweat and through the sebaceous glands.

In other words, such substances can do harm by preventing your skin doing the job nature intended. Natural oils and butters, on the other hand, moisturize without preventing the passage of moisture. They are not only obtained from natural sources but also permit your body to work naturally.

Nor are any animal products used in mango butter, or any other natural skin care product! Not like many of the expensive commercial preparations that contain substances such as collagen and elastin. These come from a variety of sources, including animal skins and ground chicken feet. Do you really know what is contained in that stuff you are rubbing into your skin? Are you happy in that ignorance?

With mango butter you need not worry about such things because it is 100% natural. It is packed full of beneficial antioxidants to keep your skin looking smooth and young, and helping to prevent its destruction by the free-radical generating industrial and traffic pollution, the pesticides that surround us due to modern agricultural techniques, the ubiquitous tobacco smoke and even the sun's rays.

Scientifically, it contains substances known as triterpenes and needs no added chemicals to offer its antioxidant properties to your skin. You will likely find 'preservatives' in your commercial preparation, under that or another obscure name. Mango butter contains natural preservatives that help to preserve your skin, and so preserve your youthful looks.

What more could you ask for than an exotic skin care product that is derived 100% from natural plant sources, protects your skin from the ravages of modern industry and living, contains no synthetic detergents or any other harmful substances, is inexpensive, and above all makes your skin feel luxuriously soft and supple? That is mango butter!

For more information on mango butter and other natural skin care products, oils and butters, check out Laura Thomas's website Castle Baths and take the first step towards retaining your youthful looks by looking after your skin properly.

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