How does Shea Butter benefit my skin ? Shea Butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E help maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. They are particularly helpful for sun-damaged skin. They help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamin F acts as a skin protector and rejuvenator. It soothes rough, dry or chapped skin and helps soften dry or damaged hair. Shea Butter is high in unsaponifiables (a type of fat). Shea Butter has between 7-12% unsaponifiables. For comparison, avocado oil, a well-known skin conditioner, has between 2-6%. This high level of unsaponifiables is one of the properties that make Shea Butter so invaluable in treating the conditions listed above. Also, Shea Butter easily penetrates the skin allowing the skin to breathe and not clogging pores. Shea Butter has a high level of cinnamic acid, a natural sunscreen. So, it provides some degree of protection from the sun. Shea Butter is also anti-inflammatory making it useful in treating rheumatism.
While we make no medical claims about our Shea Butter, we do have anecdotal evidence that it is very useful in treating minor skin conditions. We have had several customers who have used Shea Butter for eczema and/or psoriasis and told us it works as well as steroids at a fraction of the cost and without the side-effects
How does Shea Butter benefit my hair? Shea Butter provides moisture to dry or damaged hair from the roots to the very tips, repairing and protecting against weather damage, dryness and brittleness. It also absorbs quickly and completely into the scalp to rehydrate without clogging pores. It is particularly beneficial for processed and heat-treated hair. It is an excellent treatment for dry scalp. It restores luster to damaged hair
How can Shea Butter benefit me? Shea Butter can provide relief from everything from just dry skin to many minor dermatological diseases (if you have a serious skin condition, you should see a doctor). It has been clinically shown to provide benefits.
Here are some of the benefits of Shea Butter for the skin:
Daily skin moisturizer (face and body) Dry skin relief Dry scalp Skin rash- including diaper rash
Skin peeling, after tanning Blemishes and wrinkles Itching skin due to dryness Sunburn
Shaving cream to reduce razor irritation Preventing bumps after shaving Small skin wounds
Skin cracks Soften tough skin on feet (especially heels) Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
Minor burns Eczema Sun and wind protection Even skin tone
Reduce blemishes and scarring Eliminating scalp irritation from dryness or chemical processing
Absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue Helps restore elasticity to skin Restores luster to hair
Skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc.) Skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
How to use Shea Butter For direct application to the skin, take a small amount in the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together to warm up the butter until it is smooth and liquid. Then apply to your skin. You need only a small amount. Try applying the Shea Butter before going to bed. Shea Butter absorbs quickly into the skin, but there will be a few minutes that it feels oily( it is not a oil). Shea Butter can also be applied to your hair. Some people apply it before washing to protect the hair from harsh shampoos. It can also be applied after washing as a conditioner. Apply it in the same manner as to the skin