How does shea butter help your skin?
Shea butter has been used in cosmetic ingredients for centuries and makes a great product for soothing and conditioning the skin. Shea is a fat that is extracted from the nut of the Shea tree which is native to West Africa. Shea has a high concentration of vitamins and fatty acid making it one of the best natural ingredients for skincare products. Shea is safe for all skin types even those who suffer from nut allergies and its very low in the proteins that can trigger allergies.
Shea is typically used for its moisturizing properties; the fatty acid content makes this butter absorb quickly into the skin. This restores the barrier between your skin and the outside environment by holding in the moisture it reduces the risk of dryness. The linoleic and oleic acid in shea butter balances each other out making it easy for your skin to fully absorb without leaving an oily residue on the skin. Shea is an amazing skincare ingredient that a lot of skincare products on the market contain. It has so many skin health benefits when added to your daily skincare routine. Having a proper and natural skincare regimen is going to benefit your overall skin health and provide a healthy and lovely glow.
What are the benefits of using shea butter?
Shea’s moisturizing and antioxidant properties work together to help your skin generate new cells. Your skin sheds around 30,000-40,000 of old skin cells each day. Shea may help in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen repair to the skin. It has amazing antioxidants and anti-aging properties along with an array of Vitamins that is essential for your skin health. This is important when protecting your skin against free radicals caused by environmental stress which can lead to premature skin aging.
Shea has been found to have amazing anti-inflammatory properties when it’s applied to the skin it triggers the slowdown of inflammatory cells to slow down their production this will help minimize irritation caused by environmental factors such as dry weather and inflammatory skin conditions like eczema. The best natural shea butter to get will be unrefined because it has not gone through any chemical process and contains all its natural vitamins and nutrients. This type of butter can be found in a solid form when at room temperature and has a yellow or ivory color to it. It is categorized by grades ranging from A-F with A being the purest and high quality of Shea that you can get.
Shea is often used right out of the container depending on the softness and consistency of the butter. You can create a whipped body moisturizer by simply melting the butter to a soft texture and blending it with a hand blender. You can add your favorite carrier and essential oils of choice. As the owner of Body Butters Creations, I know how important it is to have a natural and healthy glow, by incorporating shea butter into your daily skincare routine will work wonders. If you are looking for an amazing moisturizer for your skin, you can check out our collection of handcrafted skincare!