|Shea Butter Facts
butter has been used for thousands of years as an ideal treatment for
dry and aging skin. It helps to moisturize and retain elasticity in the
skin and helps to protect the skin against the damaging effects of the
Used as a body lotion, its rich, thick texture instantly
softens skin and is great for people with sensitive skin, dermatitis,
psoriasis, and eczema. It is also great for babies, and can even be used
as a diaper rash cream. Use it to heal chapped, broken skin or lips.
Use it to heal dry, itchy scalp or split ends. You can also use it to
soften your feet and get rid of toe fugus. There are so many ways that
you can benefit from shea butter.
It has been claimed internationally to be an effective treatment for the following:
scars, eczema, burns, rashes, acne, severely dry skin, blemishes, dark
spots, skin discolorations, chapped lips, stretch marks, wrinkles, and
in lessening the irritation of psoriasis.
It is also being used
as a sun blocking lotion; although the level of protection against the
sun's ultraviolet radiation is extremely variable, ranging from nothing
to approximately SPF 6.
In Nigeria, Shea butter is used for the
management of sinusitis and relief of nasal congestion. This is due to
its hydrating properties which help in relaxing the tension in the face
skin thus easing respiration.
The Vitamins A and E found in Shea
butter help in keeping the skin supple and healthy. It also prevents
premature wrinkles and facial lines. Rough and chapped skin is soothed
and healed. Shea butter penetrates the skin easily and does not clog the
• Heals blemishes and keeps wrinkles at bay
• Excellent skin moisturizer
• Reduces itchiness caused due to excessive dryness of the skin
• Cures minor burns and tough skin on feet
• Evens out skin tone
• Offers sun and wind protection
• Restores elasticity to the skin
• Restores lost hair lustre
• Eliminates scalp irritation caused due to chemical processing
What is the difference between white and yellow shea butter?
are many variables that determine whether shea butter is white or
yellow. It can be the season in which the shea nuts are picked or the
fatty acid in the shea nut itself. The general conclusion is that the
color of shea butter is most determined by how it is extracted from the
shea nut. If it is boiled or mixed for a longer period of time it
normally has a lighter color. If it is mixed or boiled for a shorter
period of time it normally has a greener or more yellow color.
way there's absolutely no difference in the quality of the shea butter.
Some prefer a darker or lighter color because of habit, but the general
consensus is that it makes no difference in the use or quality.
Male Skin Care
Butter is especially great for shaving. On sensitive facial skin, using
it for shaving is a wonder lotion. It allows the razor to glide
smoothly across the facial skin and still allows for a close shave. It
also helps prevent razor burn and those little red bumps that shaving
can often leave behind. While it is helping men shave, it is also
benefiting their skin through some amazing healing properties. Start by
using your normal warm water to open your pores and soften the hairs on
your face. Then, smooth a generous amount of it on your face. Shave the
way you usually shave, and rinse. Use a towel to wipe away the excess
Shea Butter. You will notice smoother, softer skin, and easier shaving.
is great for protecting the skin against irritations. For men who work
outdoors, or who are athletic, it can be great. Men who experience heat
rashes, bumps, or irritation can smooth it on before their workday or
sports. Then after your daily shower, you can re-apply. This will help
the skin be protected from the usual irritants that can happen,
especially for hot weather.
of the things that it is great for is minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
It has healing properties that can help things like this. If you have a
minor sunburn, scrape or something else that doesn't require a doctor's
attention, smoothing on Shea Butter can help it heal more quickly and
can also minimize the appearance of scars.
Storage And Care
Shelf life - 12 to 18 months.
To prolong the shelf life store in a dark place away from direct sunlight.
Do not melt the shea butter repeatly.
Vitamin can be added to extend the shelf life.