Shea Butter is extracted from the seeds of native trees of West Africa ” Vitellaria paradoxa”. Being a natural vitamin A cream, it is used for the nutritional, cosmetic and medical purposes. Shea butter is considered as the best natural product in the market with its exceptional protecting and moisturizing properties for the skin. We know that, refined or chemical products has lot’s of sides effects but a 100% pure organic shea butter is effective to improve many skin conditions without any harmful effect.
Uses and Benefits of Shea Butter:
Protects skin from dehydration:
It protects the skin from drying out. By applying shea butter, skin becomes soft and hydrated. At room temperature it melts slowly, but if you use it after a warm water bath then it melts quickly and cover the body with a thin protective layer of the oil.
Protect skin from UV rays:
It protects the skin from harmful UV rays coming out of the sun. With a sun protection factor of 6, shea butter provides some protection against the sun exposure. As the chemicals in sunscreens can cause skin cancer, so shea butter can be used as a skin coat before using sunscreens.
Shea butter is solid at room temperature, so it can be used as a lip balm. The vitamin E and A nourishes the sensitive skin and keeps the lips healthy and moisturized.
Protect baby skin:
Shea butter is a nontoxic natural product. It can be used for the baby massage due to its high stearic acid content. It moisturizes the skin and form a protecting layer to act as a barrier to contaminants and dust.
Reduce Wrinkled skin:
It helps to glow out the dry and wrinkled skin. The skin become wrinkled due to the loss of collagen and dehydration. Shea butter absorbs in the deep skin layer to support the collagen production. It nourishes the cells.
Remove Stretch marks:
Shea butter reduces the stretch marks of the pregnancy. Shea butter is a nontoxic moisturizing agent which is best to nourish the dermal layer. It increases the elasticity of the skin by promoting the collagen production. The stretch marks can be removed completely by keeping the skin moisturized and hydrated during the lactating period and pregnancy.
Shea butter removes the skin inflammation and normalize the skin quickly. It has many anti-inflammatory agents like cinnamic acid and lupeol cinnamate which penetrates in the skin to reduce inflammation. It is also used to get rid of eye bags and dark circles.
Shea butter provides the best pain relief. The people suffering from rheumatic and arthritic pain can massage it into the aching joints. The fast pain relief is due to Triterpenes in the butter. An unrefined, organic shea butter is best for this purpose.
It can be used as a hair softener. It protects the hairs from drying out and damaging. It is normally used to massage the scalp or to coat the strands of hair.