The Benefits of Shea Butter for Skin

Updated: Jun 27, 2020

Smooth, creamy, nourishing goodness. Since '92 loves and adores shea butter which is a fatty substance derived from the nut of the African shea tree. Ari Lennox's song "Shea Butter Baby" is the perfect soundtrack as you glide this nourishing ingredient onto your skin. The benefits of shea butter for skin are quite impressive.


Benefits

Shea butter is a known anti-inflammatory ingredient that has potential to reduce irritation caused by harsh climates and skin conditions such as eczema. Shea butter is also an effective emollient which nourishes and preserves the moisture barrier of the skin. Here at Since '92, we blend raw unrefined shea butter into our Soy Crème Massage Candles to enhance it's moisturizing effects and to improve the appearance of dehydrated skin.


Application

There are several methods that can be used to apply shea butter to skin based on personal preference. Shea butter can be whipped into a light, fluffy, cloud-like texture or it can be warmed with your favorite oils to use after a relaxing bath. The benefits of shea butter for skin can also be achieved by using it in it's raw form without any additives by simply using body heat to liquify the butter.


Since '92 recommends using shea butter based products on clean, damp skin to lock in moisture. Shea butter can be used daily or as an occasional luxurious treatment depending on the skin type. Tell us how you use shea butter below.


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