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|Shea Butter: Natures Undervalued Crude. by Bibiyobra(f): 10:59pm On May 23|
Plant-based moisturizers are becoming increasingly popular as people look for products that keep moisture in the skin by reducing transepidermal water loss. One plant-based moisturizer that’s been in use for a long time is shea butter.
The Shea tree has been nicknamed “Tree of Life,” by virtue of its ability to address numerous skin, hair, and health conditions. “Mother Nature's Conditioner” is a nickname that Shea Butter has earned for its exceptional moisturizing and softening properties.
Shea Butter is derived from the kernels of the Shea Tree’s fruits.
Used topically, Shea Butter is known to be a “skin superfood” that nourishes skin to promote its clarity and addresses problems such as dryness, blemishes, dark spots, discolorations, stretch marks, and wrinkles without clogging pores.
Used medicinally, Shea Butter makes an ideal post-sun ointment for skin damaged by UV radiation while creating a barrier on skin that protects it from harsh environmental elements such as severe winds and cold temperatures. Shea Butter is anti-bacterial; hence, it can prevent skin-irritating and acne-causing bacteria from lingering on the skin. By eliminating germs, it can relieve nasal congestion and sinusitis. The Cinnamic Acid content in Shea Butter can effectively alleviate pain and itchiness on skin afflicted with a rash, cut, scrape, or allergy. Continue reading
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