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10 Reasons to Start Using Shea Butter in Your Skincare Regime

Fragrant and super-moisturising, shea butter is a great addition to your winter skincare as well as hair care. Beauty, wellness and anti-ageing expert Dr Geeta Grewal shares how exactly you can do just that. 

10 Reasons to Start Using Shea Butter in Your Skincare Regime

Shea Butter for Health

Shea butter is very beneficial for health other than skin and hair. It is used in a variety of cosmetics and medicinal formulas. Shea Butter is actually nature’s wonder for people in winters. Some of the health benefits of shea butter are given below.

To prevent stretch marks

Shea butter has therapeutic qualities and it is very effective for curing many skin problems such as skin rashes, tanning, stretch marks, burns, athlete’s foot, and muscle fatigue. It has great healing potential for the skin. It is being considered as an ultimate cure for all types of skin problems.

For healing

Shea butter consists of fatty acids which help the skin to maintain moisture and revitalize skin cells. It provides essential moisture to the skin making it baby soft without any rashes. It also helps in keeping your skin look younger and moisturized. Shea butter is considered to be as a superfood for the skin. It is suitable for sensitive skin and scars. It also speeds up cell renewal. It has been used since time immemorial for skincare and baby care. It nourishes the skin from within and protects it from dryness.

Protects from UV Rays

Shea butter consists of many antioxidants such as vitamins A and E. Vitamins A and E protect the cells from free radicals and environmental damage. It keeps the skin feel moisturized and protects the skin from harmful UV rays. It protects the skin from everyday damage from harsh weather, cold and pollution.

For sensitive skin

Shea Butter has amazing healing properties. It is often used as a base in medicinal ointments due to its healing properties. It helps in improving skin discolourations, chapped lips, stretch marks, and dark spots. Due to its high content of vitamin A, it is beneficial in promoting healing and disinfection; and soothes skin allergies like poison ivy and insect bites. One can get an effective result within 10 days. It is suitable for people having dry and sensitive skin.

Anti-ageing Benefits

Shea Butter consists of anti-ageing properties and moisturizing agents for skin. It rejuvenates the production of collagen. It keeps the skin supple, nourished and radiant which prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. Shea butter penetrates the skin easily without clogging the pores and is effective for dry skin.

Lip Care

Ditch your expensive lip balms and use shea butter instead. It is easily absorbent and provides extra moisture needed during cold season and dry weather. Thus, it acts as a perfect lip balm and is effective for treating dry and chapped lips.

As a hair care

Shea butter can do wonders for hair that has been damaged by colouring, blow-drying and pollution. It is equally effective in soothing a dry itchy scalp or dandruff. It helps in restoring moisture and vitality to the hair that has been damaged by harsh weather, wind, pollution and extreme dryness. It also protects the hair against salt and chlorine when applied before swimming.

As hair conditioner

As shea butter is non-greasy in nature, it is great for softening dry, damaged and brittle hair. One can get soft and silky tresses by massaging the hair with generous amounts of shea butter should be applied twice a week for hair growth, improving hair texture and moisturizing the hair. Adding to the curiosity of the people, shea butter is edible and can also be used in food preparations. It is considered to be very healthy.