If you were to open my bathroom cabinet right now you would see a healthy population of Shea Butter products, same with my travel bag or gym duffel. I can’t stress how transformative Shea Butter has been to my life. Why do I have so much of it? Because you literally don’t need anything else. It does everything!
Most of us have a pretty stable skincare/hygiene routine, it is something so basic and repetitive that we don’t think of most of the time let alone work on improving it here are 10 reasons why you should switch Shea Butter into your skincare routine.
1. Full body Moisturiser
Shea butter is a naturally effective moisturiser for your face, body, and hair. Its naturally high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids makes it great for your whole body suitable for all ages and skin types.
2.Treats Acne and blemishes
Thanks to its oil-solubles components including fatty acids and plant sterols such as oleic, palmitic, stearic, and linolenic acids Shea butter has powerful healing components effective at treating skin conditions like acne and eczema as well as scars, burns, insect bites and even frostbite
3.Effective Anti- Ageing agent
Shea butter contains high levels of Lupeol which counteracts skin degrading enzymes and stimulates collagen production to promote healthy, young looking skin.
4. Treats skin irritation
Dry skin can become very irritated and begin to peel. Shea butter has a strong anti-inflammatory effect which soothes itchy and cracked skin.
5. Reduces Stretch Marks
Shea butter is useful for both preventing stretch marks and drastically reducing already formed stretch marks which may form due to pregnancy or weight loss/gain
6. Reduces razor irritation & bumps
Shea butter is excellent at treating irritation from shaving your face or body. It can also be applied the day before shaving to smoothen skin in preparation allowing for a smoother shave
7.Treats baby diaper rash
As Shea butter is 100% natural it is perfect for use on babies and children. This makes it excellent for treating irritation and rashes from baby diapers. Its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties will help treat the condition.
8.Great for your Lips
Shea butter can be used as a lip balm in hot, cold, wet or dry weather. It locks in moisture and soothes and heals chapped lips. It is hyper absorbable giving your lips the nourishment they need.
9.All-around Hair Treatment
You can apply Shea butter directly to your scalp to treat dry and itchy scalp. On top of this Shea Butter combats dandruff and works as a natural conditioner
10.Soothes Muscle Aches
Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa where it is natively found be used as an ointment to muscle soreness simply by massaging it into the affected area.