Extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, shea butter is a fatty oil that exists as a solid at room temperature.
And all shea butter is native to the African continent.
It also has a long history of medicinal use, such as in wound care and even treating leprosy.
Shea butter is very thick and solid at room temperature but has a buttery rich consistency that makes it ideal for use as a natural eye cream, lip balm, or body butter.
Many studies show that it is especially good at penetrating the skin and contains 60% fat, making it highly emollient.
Hence, here are some benefits of shea butter on the skin
Benefits of Shea butter
Moisturizing: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin.
It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
Reduces Inflammation: studies found that due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, shea butter was anti-inflammatory.
One compound, in particular, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations.
This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne.
Skin Smoothing: Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying.
With long-term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.
Provides Relief To Itchy And Peeling Skin: For itching skin, both the moisturizing and the anti-inflammatory properties of shea butter prove to be beneficial.
Dryness can cause your skin to start peeling and/or become flaky. It can cause the skin to itch
The moisturizing fatty acids of the butter can provide relief by supplying the skin with the oils it needs. If the itching is due to a skin condition like psoriasis, the anti-inflammatory activity of shea butter works really well to alleviate it.
Restores The Elasticity Of The Skin: The vitamin F in this butter are vital ingredients for maintaining the skin’s elasticity.
it improves the production of collagen in the skin. Thus, its application restores the natural elasticity of the skin besides hydrating, softening, and beautifying it.
Reduces Stretch Marks: the butter often used as a base in ointments or creams prepared commercially for stretch mark treatment.
this is because it can dramatically help prevent and reduce stretch marks formed during pregnancy due to weight gain and/or weight loss.
Formed when the skin stretches beyond its elastic capacity stretch marks can be embarrassing.
The application of it will restore the natural elasticity of the skin and also improve collagen production. It
Excellent Lip Care:
it is easily absorbable and provides extra moisture and nutrients that the lips need during the cold season and dry weather conditions.
Thus, it acts as a perfect lip balm and is also effective for treating dry and chapped lips.
When applied, it forms a barrier on the lips and retains moisture in the skin.
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