Shea Butter for Soft, Beautiful Skin

August 14, 2017

Shea Butter for Soft, Beautiful Skin

If you have an interest in skin care, you’ve probably heard of shea butter. It is a very common ingredient in lotions and moisturizers, including our own products.

What is Shea Butter?

Shea butter comes from the Shea tree nut, native to Africa. It is an off-white fat that is also edible and used in cooking, particularly in Africa. Sometimes it is used as a replacement for cocoa butter in chocolate.

Cleopatra used shea butter way back in ancient Egypt, demonstrating the popularity of it even in ancient times. It has been used for hundreds of years in Egypt to protect the skin from the desert sun and heat. It has a natural SPF protection of about 6.


How Shea Butter can help your Skin

Today, shea butter is a natural ingredient found in many skin care products. It contains fatty acids that help to strengthen and heal the skin, as well as assist with collagen production. Shea butter is also anti-inflammatory, calming red skin from acne, rosacea and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Shea butter contains vitamins A and E, both great nutrients for nourishing and healing skin as well as reducing wrinkles and healing damage, as they are antioxidants.

Of course, shea butter is used often because it is extremely moisturizing. The natural ingredients help penetrate the skin layers to deliver moisture deep into the skin. Because it doesn’t contain any concerning ingredients, you don’t have to be worried about what your skin is absorbing.

Shea butter is the perfect body butter to use during pregnancy, to keep the skin soft and pliable. Many people swear by its use in preventing stretch marks. Plus, it is all natural and safe. When the baby arrives, it can be used on baby skin too. Use a little bit of shea butter after a bath for a relaxing baby massage.

Not only can it be used by itself for its moisturizing properties, but it can be a base for many homemade beauty products, from deodorant, lotion, lip balm and makeup.

   

Our Shea Butter Moisturizer comes in Unscented and Tangerine, with a blend of shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil and aloe vera to soothe and hydrate even the driest skin!



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