Coconut for the body: How are coconut-based cleansers important in baby care?
Babies need to be handled very carefully. You take every possible step to ensure that your cupcakes are comfortable, adequately nourished, have plenty of entertainment stuff, clothing are cozy but trendy at the same time, the list is never-ending!
Like adults, these days even baby grooming stuff is flooded in the market and it will just leave you wondering what to choose? With so many products having appealing colours, attractive packaging and soothing fragrance you may want to have them all for your munchkins. Hey parents, Stop there! Babies are different and delicate. You need to handle everything that relates to your twinkle with UTMOST CARE.
The most sensitive and highly exposed part of your baby’s body is the skin. The skin of a baby is very sensitive and prone to damages/allergies by strong fragrance, parabens, harsh chemicals, synthetic components, etc. Since cleaning sessions are a daily routine, your baby’s cleansers should be as gentle as possible.
What should I do? This question is definitely sneaking into your brain. We say mommies and daddies, Just Go Natural!
In this blog article today, we at Mommypure bring to you a highly versatile natural ingredient with a wide range of applications be it cosmetic or as cooking essential. This natural product is none other than Coconut. Looking at its potentials, calling it a Miracle or Elixir would not be an overstatement.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is highly nutritious and rich in phytoconstituents like flavonoids, saponins, tannins, alkaloids, phenols, triterpenes, steroids, and leucoanthocyanidins. These phytonutrients have antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-helminthic anti-bacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. It is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, pyridoxine, folic acid, thiamine, biotin, amino acids, iron, selenium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, L-arginine, alpha-tocopherol, and lauric acid.
The synthetic cleansers often contain beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), colorants, dyes, phthalates, parabens, and certain alcohols. These strip away the moisture from the skin and make it dry and flaky. In the case of sensitive skin, it can exacerbate dryness. Since the baby’s skin is very thin and sensitive, these products may only
cause potential harm in addition to their cleansing effects. Should your bumblebee tender skin suffer? Of course not.
Then how good can a coconut-based cleanser be in baby care?
Coconut has a potent moisturizing effect and is mild on the skin. The alpha-tocopherol and lauric acid present in it have moisturizing and cleansing effects. It also keeps skin well-hydrated. Babies are generally prone to dry skin and conditions like rashes, eczema, dermatitis, cradle cap, diaper rash, irritation, redness, psoriasis, etc that can flare up with harsh chemicals and perfumed synthetic products. Coconut helps soothe skin, reduces inflammation, keeps moisture levels optimum. It has a medium-chain fatty acid called lauric acid with antibacterial properties. Thus, the infection and inflammation are kept under control. It is effective yet safe in treating cellulitis, skin irritations, and secondary infections. The coconut has a good amount of unsaturated omega-6 fatty acids called linoleic acid that acts as an emollient and soothes the skin. It also aids in removing the dead skin debris. The various nutrients and anti-oxidant help nourish the skin, prevent oxidative damage, and make the skin soft and supple. It promotes skin repair and reduces the intensity of dry, flaky, and rough skin. The antibacterial action protects the skin’s surface from various disease-causing pathogens on the skin.
To sum it up, coconut-based cleansers help clean the soft, delicate, and immature skin of the baby with all the natural and gentle care. It nourishes, hydrates, protects and improves skin health with all the tender love just the way you wish for your honeybees.