Originating from Africa, the Shea Butter is extracted from the Shea Tree. The Shea butter emits a smoky smell, but it is soft, creamy and absorbed by the skin easily. Most African women have been using this cream to nourish and protect their skin and hair. It has been used widely to treat an array of dry skin, stretch marks, sunburns, and itchy skin.
Here are a few ways to use Shea Butter
To Avoid Dry Skin – Applying Shea Butter all over the body, after a bath will keep the skin hydrated and silky smooth. You can also add a tablespoon of the butter in your bathing water and have a wash. This cream is so soft that it will easily blend with your body and form a protective layer on your skin.
To Avoid Dry Lips – You can easily make a lip balm for everyday use with Shea Butter. You just have to add two drops of essential oil of your choice to a tablespoon of Shea Butter and whip till it becomes smooth and transfer it to a container. You can use this regularly after that and gain smooth lips.
Baby Care – Organic Shea butter is non-toxic and gentle on any skin type. For babies, Shea butter can be used in the place of Olive Oil. Mixing it to the bathing water is one way to use it on the babies, if the baby does not like the nutty smell, you can mix one or two drops of essential oil of your liking to the bathing water.
Cures Wrinkled Skin – The fatty acid present in the butter allows it to get penetrated into the skin’s layer easily, helping in the production of collagen. This will help restore the skin’s hydration making them smoother and wrinkle free.
Prevents Stretch Marks – The breakdown of the skin due to overstretching is called stretch marks. The fatty acids present in Shea butter will help nourish the skin and make it elastic by increasing the supply of collagen, this will minimize the stretch marks.
Finally, when you use Shea butter, it is necessary that you use organic Shea butter to gain maximum benefits for your skin.