If you are wondering about how to take care of your skin and how to keep it moisturized in the toughest of environments around, let me reveal the biggest friend that your skin has and you might not be aware about it. Shea Butter is the natural source of Vitamin A which has exceptional healing properties and acts as a perfect moisturizer for the skin. To all the wrinkles, allergies, sunburns and blemishes, Shea butter is a one stop solution.
Shea butter is extracted from the Shea tree which is only found in Africa. It ranges from Class A to Class F where Class A is a premium butter and Class F being the poor quality butter. Shea butter has got properties to treat skin allergies, eczema, dermatitis, wrinkles, insect bites, frost bites etc. because of the presence of Vitamin A. Vitamin A moisturizes the skin and lets the skin recover from all types of skin allergies. Shea butter moisturizes our skin because of the presence of the several moisturizers which are also produced by the sebaceous gland in our body and thus it proves to enhance the moisturization process for the skin. Studies have also shown that Shea butter boosts and accelerates the wound healing process. Shea butter is also rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin F. It also is best suited for UV protection and provides skin with essential nutrients and fatty acids that are responsible for collagen production.
Shea butter is a white soft creamy solid at room temperature which gets absorbed into the skin when rubbed. Following are the major benefits of Shea butter which will blow your mind.
- Shea Butter is the best natural moisturizer for the skin.
- Due to presence of cinnamic acid, Shea butter is anti-inflammatory.
- Shea butter acts like as a skin smoothing agent due to presence of collagen, oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids.
Some of my favorite uses of Shea butter are listed below.
- SPF 6 skin lotion
- Base for homemade deodorant
- Wards of stretch marks
- Face and body moisturizer
- Massage Butter
- Under-eye wrinkle remover
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