Skin Benefits of Shea Butter

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Homemade Shea Butter Face Mask to Try in Winter – We all have heard about shea butter and many of us have used it too. Shea butter is known for its rich moisturizing benefits. And that’s why, shea butter is often used as the main ingredient for skin moisturizing products. Also, nowadays, many hair care products are also using shea butter as their key component. Along with moisturization, shea butter comes with excellent healing properties. It can treat skin conditions, like blemishes, eczema, wrinkles, dermatitis etc, as well as provide relief from insect bites, frostbites, sunburn, skin allergies etc. 

Here are some of the major benefits of shea butter for our skin.


Skin Benefits of Shea Butter
Shea butter is rich in fatty acids, such as oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, etc. These components are extremely nourishing and moisturizing for our skin and hair. Shea butter is particularly rich in vitamin A and E, both of which are known for their benefits to nourish and protect our skin. Shea butter is enriched with certain compounds that posses significant anti inflammatory properties. Due to this, it has been widely used in skin moisturizers.
Natural shea butter is a great source of vitamin A and E. Vitamin A helps in treating wrinkles, acne, etc. It also can boost cell growth. Vitamin E reverses the natural aging process of our skin and has anti
inflammatory benefits, that help in treating various skin conditions. Also, vitamin F is found in shea butter naturally, which is known for its skin benefits. Shea butter is one of the best natural moisturizers for our skin. It is rich in fatty acids. Shea butter has great emollient as well as humectant properties, which add moisturization and also lock the moisture in the skin.
Excessive dry skin can cause itching and peeling as well as develop cracks. Shea butter nourishes the skin and soften it as well. It penetrates the skin easily and does not clog pores. The moisturizing and anti-inflammatory benefits of shea butter help heal the skin and provide relief from the discomfort.
Shea butter has great natural anti aging benefits. It helps in boosting collagen production in the skin.

Regular application of shea butter keeps the skin supple, nourished, glowing as well as youthful.
Shea butter helps in improving blood circulation in the skin, which keeps the skin cells nourished and also results in faster cell renewal. The catechins present in shea butter also have anti aging benefits. Regular application of shea butter is highly effective in treating skin rashes, skin peeling after UV damage, stretch marks, burns, athletes foot, insect bites, acne as well as acne scars.


BY: FIRDAUSI MUSA DANTSOHO

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