Whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, it needs constant care and nourishment. Shea butter can help you in healing the skin as well as moisturising it. Not only on skin, it can also be used on hair to soothe and moisturise them. It is a natural and oil-rich substance produced by Shea nut trees in about the size of a plum. Oval in shape and having orange and green blend of colors, it is rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, vitamin E, catechins, as well as anti-inflammatory agents. It grows in the semi-arid savannah regions of Western and central Africa. It can be best used to increase circulation, stimulate skin cell generation and also to improve the skin’s elasticity as it is full of beneficial vegetable fats. It is undoubtedly an amazing healer and rejuvenater for troubled or aging skin.
Sometimes termed as ‘women’s gold’, there are many uses of Shea butter because of the properties it possesses. Some of its uses are as follows:
- Everyday moisturiser that keeps skin soft and smooth
- Helps in promoting even skin tone and reduces irritation, redness and wrinkles
- Smooths out skin wrinkles
- Helps out with the healing of burns and inflammation.
- Helps stretch marks go away.
- Helps scars on skin to heal.
- Helps stretch marks go away and prevents stretch marks from coming back.
- Helps dark spots go away.
- Helps acne goes away.
- Helps stretch marks go away.
Besides being helpful in so many ways as listed above, Shea butter can also be used to relieve inflammation, itching, rashes and sunburn. People who have been suffering from these problems can always relate to the use of this butter as it indeed has no side effects. However, when buying Shea butter, there are certain considerations that one should pay attention to.
Firstly, you should be aware that there are two types of Shea butter. One type is commercially manufactured and the other is natural. The commercial variety has a lot of additives in it which can be too much to handle for the regular consumer. The natural variety is pure and natural. So, if you are looking for a natural way of purchasing Shea butter, make sure that you buy it from a reputable source.
The second thing that you should be aware of is that there are two subtypes of Shea butter. One subtype is manufactured in a very large scale and is sold as ‘B authorization’ or ‘Baking Soda’ in the cosmetic industry. The other subtype is very small and is commonly found in soaps and shampoos. The smaller subtype is more affordable and is usually found in health and beauty stores.
There are so many ways to utilize the use of Shea butter. It can be applied directly onto the skin. Great for use on scarring or Moles. Since it also has healing properties, it can also be blended in with other Shea products such as Shea Butter and Shea lotion and massage into the skin or used as a tenderizer for massageinal or cosmetic purposes. What is great about this is that it is 100% pure, which is rare in the cosmetic industry.
For the average consumer who wants toovalizeeezone ouqa Shea butter, there are also several subtypesof Shea butter. For example, some places offer Shea Butter discounts if you purchase it in larger quantities. I know that my family and I use Shea Butter pretty much every day and still love it and buy it in larger quantities. Another subtype of Shea Butter is the African Shea Butter. It is very similar to the European Shea Butter subtype but a little more expensive.
I hope that you enjoyed learning about Shea Butter and perhaps have a Shea Butter surprise waiting for you!