Shea butter is a skin superfood.
It has so many benefits for your skin.
What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), a native tree of west Africa. It is usually yellow in color and solid at room temperature.
Shea Butter Benefits and Uses
1. Shea butter is the best moisturizers
Shea butter has the ability to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin. It prevents your skin drying out and keeps your skin moisturizing. Shea butter can be easily absorbed. It does not sit on the outer layer of your skin and leave your skin greasy. It suits for all skin types.
2. Shea butter is miracle anti-aging butter.
Shea butter has a high content of antioxidants, Vitamin A and E, that help to nourish your skin. It helps reduce wrinkles and boost collagen production.
3. Shea butter is a natural sunscreen.
Shea butter protects your skin to drying out. The components of Shea butter gives Shea butter an SPF of about 6. It has high absorbance of UV radiation at the wavelength range of 250-300mm. People in Africa have been using Shea butter as a skin protector from cold weather, dry winds and the harsh sun for hundreds of years.
4. Shea butter can reduce skin inflammation
Shea butter contains phytosterols and cinnamic accid which provides its anti-inflammatory benefits. It can reduce redness, irritation and heal wounds.
5. Shea butter reduces stretch marks formation during pregnancy
By holding moisture in your skin and encouraging the production of collagen, Shea butter helps your skin becoming more elastic. It gives your skin the abilities to comfortably stretch and bounce back to its former shape and size.