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Homemade Beauty Products - Benefits of Shea Butter

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

Shea butter is a natural fat extracted from the seed of the African shea tree. It is slightly yellowish or ivory in color and used in a variety of ways. It is used in commercial and homemade beauty products, (for skin and hair), food preparations, as a water proofing wax, in candle-making, in medicinal ointments and more. Mostly, though, it is used in cosmetics or skin care products.

Shea butter contains the benefits of vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E maintain the skin, keeping it clear and healthy. These vitamins prevent premature wrinkling and facial lines. They are helpful for sun-damaged skin, as well as, vitamin F, a natural skin protector and rejuvenator. Studies have shown shea butter reduces the effects of UV damage on the skin, but the levels of protection are extremely varied. Shea butter contains a high level of cinnamic acid, a natural sunscreen, so it does provide some degree of protection from the sun.

It easily penetrates the skin allowing the skin to breathe while not clogging pores. It is has anti-inflammatory properties making it useful for treating rheumatism, arthritis and troublesome muscles and joints. It soothes rough, dry flaky skin, dry scaly skin, chapped skin and helps soften dry or damaged hair.

Claims from dry skin to minor dermatological diseases have been made regarding the benefits of shea butter, but if you have a serious skin condition, you should see a physician. There are many, clinically proven, benefits of shea butter, for the skin.

BENEFITS OF SHEA BUTTER / SKIN CARE: Daily skin moisturizer Absorbs into skin quickly with no greasy residue Provides dry skin relief Relieves and fades skin rashes (including diaper rash) Reduces or eliminates skin peeling, dry flaky skin, after tanning Fades and reduces wrinkles Helps restore elasticity to skin Relieves dry itchy skin Soothes and relieves minor burns (including sunburns) Reduces razor irritation Preventing bumps after shaving Soothes and relieves small skin wounds Moisturizes, soothes, and relieves skin cracks Softens tough skin on feet (especially heels or cracked heels) Helps prevent or fades stretch marks Fades, soothes and relieves eczema Lessens the irritation of psoriasis Provides sun and wind protection Helps to even skin tone, dark spots and skin discolorations Reduces acne and provides acne relief Fades blemishes and scars Soothes and relieves chapped skin, chapped or cracked lips

BENEFITS OF SHEA BUTTER / HAIR & SCALP: Soothes scalp irritation from dryness or chemical processing Restores luster to hair Helps to soften dry or damaged hair Reduces dry scalp or dry flaky scalp

Shea butter is used in, natural, homemade lotion, lip balms and overnight face cream. These natural body products provide a multitude of skin care benefits!

When it is used in combination with emu oil, in homemade lotion, inflamed, sore, painful muscles and joints are soothed and relieved. The emu oil benefits and shea butter benefits work together offering natural skin conditioning, softening, soothing, reduced inflammation and pain relieving results!

When it is used in homemade face cream it fades and reduces fine facial lines and wrinkles. It restores elasticity to skin, while providing even skin tone from dark spots and discolorations. It helps to fade blemishes and acne scars while softening, soothing and moisturizing skin. It provides a multitude of skin care benefits for the face, especially, when combined with, healthful, natural extracts!

When it used in homemade lip balm it aids in relieving dry lips, chapped lips and cracked lips. It softens, soothes and moisturizes to help provide for beautiful lips! You can have kissable lips with natural, homemade, lip balms!

This natural substance is used a variety of ways! Try, mild and gentle, natural, homemade beauty products, handcrafted with shea butter. These natural body products help to provide wonderful and beautiful results!

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