Shea butter: 10 possible uses for your beauty routine
It has long been known that shea butter is good for your hair, but here are another 10 great uses for shea butter.
The cure to cracked feet
If your feet are cracked, shea butter can help here. Take a modest amount and smear it on your feet without rubbing it in too much. Then put on socks and let it sit for a long time, ideally overnight. The result is incredible.
Reduce skin rashes and irritation after shaving
Shaving can be really harmful to the skin—it often leaves the skin irritated and bumpy. Shea butter can help here as it soothes the skin.
Reduce stretch marks
Spread a little shea butter on your stretch marks 4 times a day. Massage the butter in a circular motion until the cream is completely and evenly distributed. Your stretch marks will fade within 3 weeks.
Help relieve sunburn
Shea butter can help if you have sunburn. Your skin will recover faster and won’t peel.
Great to take care of your nails
Shea butter is good for your nails. Just rub a little in and they will end up looking shiny and will break less.
Diminish the look of wrinkles
Shea butter is great if you have wrinkles. Simply apply it to your face after you’ve removed your makeup and massage it in for 5 minutes. Start at the neck and work your way up to the ears. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wipe off any excess cream with a tissue.
Dry skin's worst enemy
If you have dry skin, apply a little shea butter to your face after you’ve cleaned it every night before going to sleep instead of night cream. It will help soothe the skin.
Use it as an overnight hair moisturiser
After washing it, apply some shea butter to your hair, focusing mostly on the ends. Then wrap your hair in a warm towel and leave overnight so that the keratin can effectively absorb the shea butter. Another good idea is to rub shea butter into the ends of your dry hair after washing it. Your hair will be shiny and hydrated.
Use its healing properties to treat acne
Raw, unrefined shea butter can help treat acne! Plus, it's all natural.
Great lip care for chapped lips
Your lips will absorb shea butter quickly and in exchange, the butter will provide your lips with those extra nutrients it needs to stay in shape during cold, dry months.
Treats nasal congestion and inflammation
This one might sound a little weird, but trust us! If you've come down with a cold and are constantly blowing your nose, you might just want to dab a little bit of shea butter on the inside of your nostrils to moisturise them and prevent any bleeding.
Help relieve eczema itchiness and burning
Have a bad rash you just can't stop itching? Shea butter might be the answer. This intense moisturiser will help relieve any bad rashes, including eczema.