The most loved and favorite shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It is loaded with full of elements that are beneficial for our skin and hair. It has oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, cinnamic acid esters, allantoin, polyphenols and vitamins (A, E and F). It is also enriched with anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, regenerative, anti-aging, hydrating, skin conditioning, softening, smoothening, restorative, collagen-boosting, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.
Shea butter has been used as a well-known cosmetic ingredient for centuries. The high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids and it’s easy to spread consistency that makes a great product that smooths, soothes and conditions the skin.
Why everyone should use shea butter?
Shea butter doesn’t liquidize at room temperature. However, it gets molded in a way you want to use. It provides instant softness. The skin and hair feel hydrated for long making shea one of the best moisturizers. Raw shea butter helps to reduce appearance of blemishes, wrinkles, stretch marks and soothes any kind of inflammation. It also boosts the collagen production in body which is a main protein skin. Lack of collagen makes sign of aging visible. It is often used in moisturizers, creams, lotions and other cosmetics for skin and hair. It helps to reduce the damage caused to skin and hair due to free radicals.
Benefits for skin and hair:
- As a moisturizer
Shea butter moisturizes even the poorly cracked and dry skin. It is necessary to use shea butter enriched moisturizers for daily use. It gets absorbed quickly. Shea not only tightness skin but also restore moisture in dry skin. It soothes any area affected by irritation or skin shedding. It restores hydration in skin with its fat content and makes skin smooth and supple. It can be used all year around.
- Soothes chapped lips
Chapped lips, the most common problem we all suffer with. Shea butter is perfect for any kind of chapped lips. Applying a little dab on daily basis makes lips soft and smooth.
- Treats acne and blemishes
Shea has the healing properties and several fatty acids. Shea butter is more non-saponifiable than other nut oils and fats, thus imparting it great healing potential. Treat scars, stretch marks, acne, burns and blemishes with face masks or cream enriched with shea butter.
- Best for winter dryness
Shea butter has high fat content which moisturizes and hydrates and makes a best moisturizing lotion or cream for dry skin during winters. It is perfect for dry elbows, hands, knees and elbows.
- Fights dandruff and scalp irritation
The soothing properties of shea butter calm the scalp. Scalp irritation doesn’t let you concentrate and you keep on scratching the head. Small amount of she butter in shampoo will be a better solution. It will also fight against dandruff, dull and frizzy hair.
- Act as smoothing cream for frizzy hair
Tired of frizzy hair? When hair get dry and frizzy, they become a brig problem as they are unmanageable. Try them soothing down with shea butter and say bye bye to dull hair.
- Softens hand
Shea butter in the form of hand cream can restore the dry skin as well as smooth rough cuticles. Rub your hand with shea butter cream so as to remove dead skin.
- Effective natural conditioner
The vitamins A and E makes shea butter a wonderful choice to nourish and moisturize your hair from roots to tips. It can be used as a natural conditioner. Shea butter locks in the moisture without leaving the hair greasy.