Renowned for its many benefits to hair, shea butter was the beauty secret of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. Produced from an African tree, it is rich in active ingredients (fatty acids, vitamins A, D and E) and soothes, repairs, protects, nourishes and hydrates the skin. Take a look at our gallery to find out amazing ways you can use shea butter.
The Benefits Of Using Shea Butter
1. Anti-wrinkle treatment: Shea butter is an excellent anti-wrinkle treatment. Apply to a bare face and massage for five minutes. Start from the neck and go back to the ears. Let it rest for 10 minutes then remove any excess with a tissue.
2. Treats dry skin: If you suffer from dry skin then apply every night before bed in place of your night cream. It will soothe your irritated skin.
3. Reduces the appearance of stretch marks: Apply a dab of shea butter to your stretch marks 4 times a day. Massage in a circular pattern until it's totally sunk in. Your stretch marks will disappear from three weeks of use.
4. Relieves stiff skin: It's winter and you have crocodile skin on your legs. After showering, apply a dab of shea butter to your skin. It is also very effective to soothe your irritated skin after waxing.
5. Heals rough feet: If your feet are damaged then apply a thick layer of shea butter without rubbing it in. Put on socks and leave as long as possible. Ideal during the night!
6. Promotes fast recovery: Applied before a sports session, the shea butter allows an acceleration of the start-up and warm-up. After the workout, it promotes faster recovery and has a relaxing effect.
7. Moisturises hair: The night before you wash your hair, coat your hair with shea butter and massage your tips. Wrap your hair in a warm towel. Keratin will effectively absorb shea butter overnight. Alternative use: after washing and drying your hair, apply a bit of shea butter to your ends. It'll give you shiny, hydrated hair.
8. Strengthens nails: Massage your fingertips with a bit of shea butter that will strengthen and heal your cuticles.
9. Skin regeneration: Shea butter can also relieve pain after sunburn. It also allows the skin to regenerate more quickly, preventing peeling.