Emollient Herbs And Oils: Soften And Soothe Skin

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Emollients are the key ingredients in skin care that soothe and protect irritated or inflamed skin, moisturize, and help replenish the skin's natural oils. When used topically on the skin, herbs that are rich in mucilage are called emollients. Natural vegetable, nut and seed oils are emollients that lubricate and help skin remain smooth and pliable. Emollients are important to those with serious skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema, as well as anyone with dry, irritated or aging skin.