Shea butter provides moisturizing and healing properties that improve the texture and color of the face, skin of hands, feet, and other sensitive areas of the body. Also, unrefined shea butter is hypoallergenic and contains important nutrients for the skin.
Shea Butter is thick and hard like butter and has a rich consistency, and it comes from the seeds of the chia tree fruits. Several studies have found that unrefined shea butter is especially effective at penetrating clean skin. This butter contains up to 60% fat, which makes it an ideal moisturizing and softening agent. There are many benefits and uses for unrefined shea butter for face and skin.
Skin benefits of shea butter
Shea butter is rich in vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin F. These are fat-soluble vitamins that the body can store and use when needed. These vitamins promote healthy collagen growth, which gives skin a smooth and supple feel. Shea butter also provides an SPF of around 6 and can be used on areas of skin that are sensitive to sunscreens, such as the eyelids and lips. It also promotes wound healing and restores dry, scaly or inflamed skin or itchy hair and skin.
How and where to use shea butter
Apply an adequate layer of shea butter to the wound or scratch after cleaning it. You can also rub shea butter on dry scalp to relieve itching. You can also apply it to the lips, heels, feet, and hands to fight the dryness that you may suffer. Use it for massages, and you can add essential oils as needed. Rub it on your nose when you feel sick.