Shea butter is one the most versatile and beneficial moisturisers used. It’s a natural fat extracted from the nuts of Shea trees found in Africa it’s been widely used in makeup, moisturisers and lotions in the beauty industry as it has so many tremendous benefits. Natural, organic, cold-pressed Shea butter is packed with vitamins, such as vitamins A and E, which are essential for great skin and antioxidants. Here are some reasons why Shea butter should be a staple in everybody’s beauty routine.
The moisturisers found in Shea butter are the same ones produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin which means it's very well absorbed and will leave your skin feeling soft, supple and beautifully moisturised.
All the great components of Shea make it great for the hair. Not only does it help lock in moisture, it helps define curls, lowering frizz and when applied to the scalp, works to prevent and stop dandruff.
By itself, it’s great on the lips. It has soothing and softening qualities, which means you can use it several times throughout the day to keep your lips looking plump, soft and wonderfully kissable. Shea butter can also be used on water soaked lips to, using a piece of muslin cloth, slough off dead skin.
It’s been long known that Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used to treat and alleviate inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Foot mask and moisturiser
Shea butter penetrates the skin extremely well and locks in the moisture so it’s no wonder it is the perfect solution for dry feet. Apply it liberally to your feet after a footbath and exfoliation before bed and slip your feet into some cotton socks and let them absorb the goodness overnight.
Shea butter can be used for stretch marks. It’s often used in pregnancy and in general to ward off and fade stretch marks. Because it’s so soothing and so well absorbed you can use as much as you want to as often as you want to.
Night Time Face Mask
Used by itself in its raw form or with added skin beneficial essential oils Shea butter can make an excellent face mask. Because it’s so thick, it’s definitely best to use at night to give it enough time to fully penetrate the skin. Used regularly over time, Shea butter face masks lead to a clearer, balanced and brighter complexion and softer more supple skin.
Are any of you Shea butter aficionados like us here at Love Row HQ? Let us know how Shea butter has helped your skin? Are you sold on the benefits and will be adding it to your skin care regime? Let us know in the comments below how you’re finding it!