Benefits of Shea Butter and How to Use It in Your Skincare Routine
I’m sure you’ve heard of shea butter by now. In fact, there’s a good chance that you can find it in some body-care products you’re already using. Shea butter has gained huge popularity lately, as being one of the best natural moisturizers.
Shea (or Karite) butter is a nutrient-dense butter that has numerous benefits for your skin. It is derived from the seeds of the fruit of the Karite tree. Here’s what is so special about it:
The Benefits of Shea Butter for Skin
Shea butter is one of the best and the most sought-after natural moisturizers worldwide. It is full of skin-loving nutrients, such as vitamins A, E and F and nourishing fatty acids (oleic, stearic, linoleic and palmitic acid). It also contains phenolic compounds which act as an antioxidant and protects the skin against free radicals.
Shea butter is suitable for all skin types. It’s incredibly nourishing and moisturizing, which makes it perfect for very dry, damaged skin. And it is very beneficial for aging skin since it prevents premature signs of aging and helps treat wrinkles and fine lines. While it is perfect for aging skin, it is also gentle and soothing, so it can even be used on baby’s very sensitive skin.
Shea butter has impressive healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is often used to treat severe skin conditions, such as eczema, contact dermatitis, rashes, insect bites, post-shaving bumps and irritations, acne scars and even stretch marks.
Shea butter-based skincare products normally have a lightweight texture that easily absorbs into the skin, even penetrating the deep layers of the skin with moisture and essential nutrients, without leaving a greasy residue.
Shea butter also stimulates collagen production and improves skin elasticity making it one of the best natural products for fixing skin-related issues and leaving your skin soft, smooth, supple, healthy and adding a youthful glow.
How to Use Shea Butter?
You can simply use natural shea butter on its own, however, pure, unrefined shea butter, though very beneficial, usually has a strong nutty scent. So, mixing this butter with other high-quality nourishing oils such as coconut, almond or avocado, shea butter gets that recognizable creamy, smooth texture that is easy to apply and quickly absorbed into the skin.
NaBii Organics does an amazing job of incorporating shea butter into our body butters. From the summery fresh scent of Cranberry Crush Body Butter, energizing Coconut Lemongrass Bliss Essential Body Butter, to a pure, clean scent of White Musk Delight Body Butter, these rich, creamy, luxurious moisturizers are sure to wow anyone with both their scent and nourishing abilities.
By using these products, you get not only the superb benefits for your skin, but also a product that smells amazing and feels great on the skin; And who wouldn’t want that?