October 17 2019 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
Hey Shea, hey! You know our best girlfriend Shea; making your skin brighter, softer, and ess blemish-prone? If not, let us introduce you right now to your new bestie, Shea Butter! Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree and acts as a moisturizer offering a host of benefits to your skin and even your hair. It is ivory in color when raw and often yellow in color when a root is added to it; unrefined shea butter has a shelf life of 12 to 24 months. Not only is it cheap, all natural, and extremely beneficial but Shea will outlast your favorite moisturizer with ease. See I told you, Shea is our best girlfriend! Let’s explore some of the other benefits provided by Shea Butter, shall we?
Shea butter contains high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins that soften skin and offer inflammatory and healing properties. This can in turn soothe, condition, and tone your skin. So when you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and/or even breakouts on your face, Shea is your go to! The emollient properties in tree nut oils found in Shea Butter soak into your skin, creating a smooth barrier that allows your skin to seal in moisture for a large portion of your day. One of our favorite benefits of Shea is the ability to promote anti-aging through its richness of vitamins A, E, and F, which also contribute to collagen production. Check out a host of other benefits of Shea Butter:
- Oil balance
- Cell regeneration
- Scars and stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun protection
- Hair growth
- Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis
- Insect bites
- Wound healing
- Sore muscles
Be sure to show love to Shea and take a look at our fan favorite Straw-burry whipped shea butter!