The Benefits of Shea Butter
Shea butter has gained huge popularity in today's world because of its use in a variety of beauty products from lip balms, lotions, cosmetics, even shampoos and conditioners. It works wonders for the skin, hair, and even some health issues. Now lets get into some of its exact benefits...
Moisturizes dry skin. Shea butter helps nourish and soften the skin all over your body especially on cracked heels, dry cuticles, and rough patches. Highly effective as a moisturizer during the colder months. It acts perfectly as a lip balm and is great for dry and chapped lips, creating a barrier on the lips that helps retain moisture.
Treats blemishes. Raw and unrefined Shea butter is known for its healing properties and is very effective in curing skin rashes, skin peeling, scars, stretch marks, frost bites, burns, athletes foot, insect bites/stings, and even acne.
Relieves Itchy and Peeling Skin. The moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties of this butter help provide relief by supplying oils the skin needs that help to treat itchiness and peeling that dryness may cause. This natural butter can even be used to soothe diaper rashes for babies, or to soothe a dry and itchy scalp.
Anti-Aging agent. Shea butter stimulates the production of collagen thanks to the vitamins A & E found in this butter. It helps restore the elasticity of skin, keeps the skin supple, nourished, and radiant reducing wrinkles and facial lines.
Repairs Damaged Hair & Prevents hair loss. By this time we know that Shea butter helps restore lost moisture, it can help to treat split ends and breakage, or even protect hair from harsh weather conditions such as sun damage. It also can treat the scalp of dryness helping to reduce hair loss and will have your hair growing thicker with a natural shine.
UV Protection. Shea butter acts as a natural sunscreen by providing protection against ultraviolet radiations of the sun, though the level of protection offered may vary.
Psoriasis & Eczema. Conditions such as these cause the skin to be dry, flaky, scaly, and/or itchy. To treat them use Shea butter as a deep penetrating moisturizer that helps to alleviate the inflammation.
These are just some of the benefits that Shea butter provides to us. What do you use Shea butter for? Have anything you'd like to add to this list, leave your suggestions in the comments below!