What is Shea Butter and how do I use it? How can I tell if a product is effective? How often should Shea Butter be used? How do I store Shea Butter? Below is my experience with Shea Butter from a local health food store.
A friend of mine has raved about how easy Shea Butter is to use. She wants me to give her a sample so she can try it out on her skin. I am not usually one to volunteer to try products, but she requested it. I was happy to oblige and took the bottle with me to her apartment. She loves the moisturizer, though she has to keep it in her purse at all times because it kept her skin very dry.
What I like best about Shea Butter is that it moisturizes very well. The only complaint I have is that it leaves a greasy feeling on my skin. I guess that is just my skin type as all of my friends’ skin feels really good after using the product. However, it does have some benefits that I did not know about until now.
One benefit is that it moisturizes. It has been used for centuries to treat dry and oily skin. If you want to know how to use Shea Butter effectively you need to know what ingredients are in the product. One of the ingredients is called “Capatrex”. This ingredient is in two other products that I looked at, too.
The first of these products is called “AHA Pure”. It is a type of enzyme solution. It can help to kill acne causing bacteria and also to unclog pores. Most of the antibacterial and antifungal active ingredients are in this solution. These raw shea butter products should be purchased from a certified raw ingredients producer.
The second product is called “AHA Pure Plus”. This cream is designed to soften and soothe your face while using a whole host of other essential oils and natural vitamin E. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and can help with redness, irritation and swelling. Shea butter and other butters are a great way to get essential oils to work because they are so soft to the touch. It takes a lot less time for the oil to penetrate through the skin than some oils I have used.
Shea butter can be purchased in a wide variety of packaging. You can find it in a thick cream or a lotion, in capsules or as simple lotion. The way I recommend using her butters is mixing them with your hands (between your palms) to melt it between your palms and then melting it on your face or wherever you need it. Shea butter will melt into your skin very rapidly so keep that in mind when mixing it, you don’t want it to be lumpy.
You can make a lotion or cream by combining Shea Butter with other essential oils. Use shea butter on your face once in the morning and once in the evening before bed and use other natural oils such as jojoba, rosehip or olive oil to tone your skin and to moisturize it. As you age, your body produces less collagen production which contributes to wrinkles, sagging and dark circles. By using the Shea butter and other natural acids with an antioxidant and collagen production booster you can reverse many of these signs of aging.
Shea butter has a light fragrance but you can also use other fragrances such as eucalyptus or marjoram to enhance its smell. Other oils you can mix with it to make it more appealing are sweet almond, avocado, grapeseed oil and hazelnut. When used topically it smells like a mixture of nut and butter. It is unrefined and contains no petroleum products.
Shea butter has proven benefits for healing and moisture retention. It can help prevent wrinkles by supplying antioxidants and moisture to damaged skin tissue. Other beneficial anti-aging properties include: anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, soothing and contains natural oils that can be used as a massage oil or added to other massage oils.
Shea butter is used worldwide by both men and women to soften and smooth their skin. It has a light, radiant and healthy appearance. The benefits of Shea butter can be applied directly to dry or chapped lips. You can even use it to heal cuts and burns without any scars. In fact, the healing process can be accelerated by its ability to melt away the skin’s dead cells and sebum oil.