hea butter is an ingredient made up of fatty acids and antioxidants. It is obtained from the nuts of shea trees (Vitellariaparadoxa) found in Africa. Being a rich source of Vitamin A, Shea butter is regarded a superior skin healing agent. The surprising benefits of shea butter for skin were discovered thousands of years ago during Ancient Egypt. People back then used to use shea butter to protect their skin from fierce sun rays and hot dry winds. Many years later, people over there still prefer to use shea butter on their skin over anything else.
To this day, the women of Africa opt for a painstakingly long traditional method of extracting pure shea butter, that includes picking, cleaning, drying, roasting and grinding of the shea nuts into a thick paste. The paste is then kneaded with the help of hands to separate the butter from the paste which starts to float on top in the form of curd. After that, the top layer is taken out, purified and set aside for cooling. Clearly, we can say that a lot of effort goes into the making of this skin nourishing ingredient. It can be used on the skin in many ways and for unlimited reasons. With this post you will learn about the six essential uses of shea butter for skin.
Shea Butter For Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are a type of scarring caused by rapid stretching of the skin. Often, they are a result of sudden weight gain/loss, pregnancy or body building. There are hundreds of products available in the market that claim to reduce stretch marks, but shea butter remains the single-most, all-natural ingredient which is proven to reduce as well as prevent stretch marks on the skin. Women these days are spending a ton of money on clinics to get the stretch marks removed through painful laser procedures. What they don’t know is that the continuous use of a lotion containing shea butter over the stretch marks is a better, painless and affordable option!
Shea Butter For Protection Against The Sun
Shea butter provides ample amount of protection against the sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays. Along with shea butter, we have added various other ingredients like cocoa butter and jojoba oil that protect skin against the sun rays and pollutants in Debelle Moisturizing Lotion. The lotion, infused with nourishing properties of shea butter, can also be used as an after-sun care treatment. Suppose, if you get sunburns or skin inflammation due to staying out in the sun for a long duration, you can apply the Moisturizing Lotion on your skin to soothe it.
Shea Butter For Skin Elasticity
Pure shea butter includes good nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin F that help to maintain and restore skin’s elasticity by stimulating the production of collagen. Just like Cocoa butter, shea butter too, slows down the aging process and fades away early signs of aging that may appear in your 30s.
Shea Butter As A Healing Agent
When used on the skin affected by dryness, dermatitis, eczema, acne, etc, shea butter acts as a skin healing agent. All thanks to the Vitamin A present in the shea butter which aids in healing and improvement of such skin conditions.
Shea Butter For Smooth Skin
As soon as our lotion containing shea butter is applied to the skin, it quenches the skin’s thirst and makes it feel smoother and softer. Shea butter and cocoa butter, both of these ingredients present in Debelle Moisturizing Lotion are a bliss for people with dry and sensitive skin type!
Shea Butter For Soft Feet
Got dry feet? You are not the only one! A lot of people unintentionally neglect their feet which results in dry, cracked heels. Don’t bother investing on a foot cream separately. Before you sleep, just wash your feet with warm water, slather the Debelle Moisturizing Lotion on your feet, wear socks and enjoy your slumber. You will wake up with baby soft feet!