Shea Butter is a non-toxic treatment; therefore it was used by African medicine in healing. With time, it was included in many cosmetic products so it is also present in shampoos, lotions, masks, massage oils, soaps, anti-aging creams and lip balms.
Shea Butter has a large amount of vitamins A, E and F along with other substances known under the name of unsaponifiable matter. Doing a little comparison, Shea Butter contains 7-12% of these substances, compared, for example, with avocado oil that contains 2-6%. The high level of unsaponifiable matter is one of the reasons for the price of Shea Butter. In fact, these substances are those that do wonders. The fine texture of Shea Butter easily penetrates the skin, allowing it to breathe, without closing the pores.
Shea butter can be used in pure form, having a pleasant smell. It is used directly on the skin to reduce stretch marks and stains, on dry skin after waxing and even after shaving to prevent irritation. Shea Butter can be applied whenever you want.
Before you go to the beach is better to make a peeling before using shea butter as the skin will be protected and so you will get a nice tan. At the same time it is a perfect ingredient as a sunscreen.
Shea Butter is used in healing burns and wounds, to remove scars, dandruff, and stretch marks. It was also noted that Shea Butter was giving good results in reducing wrinkles, in skin cells renewal and in stimulating blood circulation. The wide range of cosmetic products, containing Shea Butter, prevents premature wrinkles and expression lines. Very good results were reported in case of rheumatism, eczema and psoriasis. In other words, Shea Butter is a magical element to any problem in dermatology.
SPA centers use Shea Butter in relaxation massage. For a 100% relaxation, while bathing, add a teaspoon of shea butter. Not only will you feel relaxed, but the skin will become soft and smooth.
Shea butter can be used for legs treatment. After a busy day, a massage with shea butter at the beauty salon or at home is the best choice.
Treatment steps are simple: wet feet in a bath with sea salt for several minutes, use a pumice stone to remove dead skin cells and finally apply the shea butter.
Due to the Shea Butter content, Shea Butter soap can be used to eliminate eczema, dermatitis and many other skin conditions. In addition it re-oxygenate the skin and leave it clean. When used in conjunction with coconut oil, the skin is relieved immediately.
For the skin to preserve its moisture and softness longer, it is indicated to use lotions with Shea Butter. Knees, elbows, hands and feet will became and remain fine if this treatment is used. Another remedy for your skin is to mix a little Aloe Vera juice, cucumber and chamomile extract with Shea Butter lotion.
If applying the Shea Butter lotion on your skin, it will be protected from UV rays. Moreover, it will regenerate skin cells and prevent signs of aging.
External factors such as wind, sun, cold or harsh care products, along with hard water may produce hair damage. Thus, to prevent hair breakage and thinning is advisable to choose products with Shea Butter. They will hydrate the hair and eliminate dandruff. Shea Butter shampoos are beneficial for damaged hair, dry and brittle.
To give your hair a healthy look you may use Shea Butter directly on the scalp. It is easy to apply it by massaging, after being warmed to become an oily solution. Then wrap the hair with a plastic wrap or with a shower helmet, and again with a hot towel. After 30 minutes the hair will be rinsed; it will become soft and silky. In addition, it will stimulate growth. This treatment is recommended to be used at least twice per week on hair and scalp to obtain the best results.
People allergic to latex should avoid the use of Shea Butter and products containing this ingredient!