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Health benefits of Shea Butter

  

Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) – It is also called Karite, which comes from the fruit kernels of the shea nut tree. This sweet, pulpy fruit grows wild throughout the dry arid regions of Central Africa. The pits are collected to sun dry and then roasted to get it ready for the difficult work of extracting the creamy, rich solid oil by hand. This butter has an amazing amount of healing properties and softening capability.

How Shea Butter Benefits Your Skin

Natural shea butter has been used traditionally as a balm for minor burns, muscle aches, rheumatism and more. Valued by a variety of people for hair and skin care use, natural shea butter skin lotion is a fabulous skin softening emollient due to its unique fatty acid profile and excellent natural moisturizing qualities. Shea butter benefits also include the protection of skin from environmental damage.

More Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter has a wide range of amazing healing properties stemming from its physical make up of vitamins A, E, and cinnamic acid, just to name a few. Shea butter has been shown to have anti-inflammatory capabilities and has been utilized for these benefits for hundreds of years. It has been shown to increase the healing of wounds and improve scars. It is used to heal eczema, burns, rashes, severely dry skin, and to lessen the irritation of psoriasis.

Damage from the sun produces free radicals, which in turn increases the rate at which skin ages and can even become cancerous. To avoid damage, skin needs year round protection. Shea butter contains natural UV sun protection. Daily usage of shea butter skin cream or lotion on the face and body drastically reduces sun exposure while slowing down the effects of aging. It also acts as a natural barrier to protect against elements such as smoke, smog and environmental pollutants in the air.

Shea butter benefits the skin leaving it soft and supple after topical application. It is quickly replacing cocoa butter for the use of stretch mark prevention. Shea butter lotions are used by massage therapists and spas due to its non-greasy after feel and effective softening results. In fact, the usage of shea butter to replace other oils is growing as more and more therapists discover shea butter skin care treatment products.

Shea Butter Clinical Study

Shea butter is currently undergoing clinical tests in several universities. Researchers hope to understand its healing properties and to find out how shea butter can be more useful for medical therapy. Several studies have revealed that Shea butter has UV anti-erythemic activity, which helps tissue cell regeneration and softening of the skin.

21 REASONS TO USE SHEA BUTTER:

Shea Butter will provide improvement in all the conditions listed below. As you use this multi-purpose cream you are likely to discover additional uses. The amount of time required for optimum results with various conditions may vary with each condition. Wrinkles, for example, require 4 to 6 weeks of daily use. Itching is relieved immediately.

1. Dry skin
02. skin rash
03. Skin peeling, after tanning
04. Blemishes and wrinkles
05. Itching skin
06. Sunburn
07. Shaving cream for a smooth silky shave.
08. Small skin wounds
09. Skin cracks
10. Tough or rough skin (on feet.)
11. Cold weather,
12. Frost bites
13. Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy
14. Insect bites
15. Healthy skin
16. Anti-Aging 
17. For before and after strenuous exercise
18. Skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
19. Eczema
20. Dermatitis
21. Skin damage from heat (hot grease while cooking, radiation treatment for certain medical problems, etc.)

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12 responses to “Health benefits of Shea Butter

  1. Lisa March 7, 2011 at 11:39 am

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  3. Taryn Buntyn March 18, 2011 at 8:42 am

    What a neat story here, Beneficial material I enjoyed it very much, really cool!!!!!!!! Taryn Buntyn

  4. Mark M April 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

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  5. Pana April 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks, great post. I wish more blog owners will take the time to properly write and review. Many thanks

  6. Leiam April 5, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I have oily skin and a fair complexion. Can I use Shea butter or is it too heavy for me?

  7. Van Rylant April 6, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I would also like to add that usuing shea butter will help with getting rid of stretch marks.

  8. Joyce Akponeware August 8, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Thanks for this timely information. However, can i mix it with my cream before usage or will shea butter produce better result when it is used alone? how many times should i use it daily?

  9. Brenda August 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    This summer I bought some shea butter at a local flee market from this african vendor. I wasm in search for a topical cream for my current cuppel tunnel syndrome. How surprise I was to feel the results not only for the carpel tunnel but it worked for alot of my pains I suffered. I apply the shea on my feet and hands morning and at night before I go to sleep. What is in this stuff I’m living proof it works.

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