Whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, it needs constant care and nourishment. Raw Shea butter can help you in healing the skin as well as moisturizing it. Not only on skin, it can also be used on hair to soothe and moisturize. It is a natural and oil-rich substance produced by Shea nut trees in about the size of a plum.
Oval in shape and having orange and green blend of colors, it is rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, vitamin E, catechins, as well as anti-inflammatory agents. It grows in the semi-arid savannah regions of Western and central Africa. It can be best used to increase circulation, stimulate skin cell generation and also to improve the skin's elasticity as it is full of beneficial vegetable fats. It is undoubtedly an amazing healer and rejuvenater for troubled or aging skin.
Sometimes termed as 'women's gold', there are many uses of Shea butter because of the properties it possesses.
Some of its uses are as follows:
1. Everyday moisturizer that keeps skin soft and smooth
2. Helps in promoting even skin tone and reduces irritation, if any
3. Smooths out skin wrinkles
4. Moisturize hair and make them shiny and silky
5. Helps scars on skin to fade and also prevent them
6. Can strengthen nails
7. Helps stretch marks go away
8. Soothes out minor cuts, bruises and rashes
9. Can be used to massage skin, joints and aching muscles
10. Helps treating intensive rough, dry skin
Besides being helpful in so many ways as listed above, Shea butter can also be used to relieve inflammation, itching, minor burns like sunburn and chapped skin.
Notably, there are three types of Shea butter. They are unrefined or raw, refined and highly refined. While unrefined is processed using only water, refined is processed through clay so as to remove its odor. Unrefined is filtered through the use of unsafe solvents like hexane. So it is always advisable to use raw or unrefined as it has no chemicals, is edible and it doesn't go through any refinement process.
Raw Shea butter can leave your skin feeling hydrated, smooth and supple. When used on hair, it leaves it silky and smooth. You can find a variety of Raw Shea Butter at Luxe Beauty Supply both in our retail store and online. www.Lhboutique.com