If you’re interested in great skin care find out about Shea Butter. Skin health can be improved using it.

Today we want to look at Shea Butter, and examine what it is, what it does for your skin and why you should be using skin care products containing it. Skin just loves Shea Butter.

African Shea Butter is a natural product that comes from the seed of the Shea tree which is found the warmer more tropical regions of West Africa. Pure Shea Butter comes from the nut of the tree and is extracted by the locals for a range of reasons. It is a rich, safe natural product that is used for, amongst other things, cooking and eating. However it’s benefits extend well beyond its use as a food, and include some important skin healing properties.

Unrefined Shea Butter, or pure Shea Butter, is the product that is obtained when originally extracted from the nut however it is also possible to get refined Shea Butter. In some cases the refining process is achieved by means of various chemicals.

There is a range of benefits from the use of Shea Butter, benefits to both the skin and for other uses, so today we will look at the uses of Shea Butter on the skin to improve skin health, and even to heal some skin conditions.
Shea Butter Skin

It is packed with a range of nutrients including vitamins such as vitamin E and vitamin A as well as a range of essential fatty acids. For many years the benefits of Shea Butter for dry skin relief and skin beauty, and also the use of Shea butter on oily skin, have been recognized. The essential fatty acids penetrate the skin to hydrate it very effectively and for this reason it is an excellent natural moisturizing butter.

It helps heal skin blemishes and rashes and can also reduce itchiness of the skin for those who suffer from dry skin.

In fact it’s natural oils are extremely similar to the oils produced by the skin. For this reason it penetrates skin to hydrate it deeply, it relieves dryness and helps improve skin moisture levels. It does not clog the pores as is the case with the ingredients of many mainstream moisturizers. For example mineral oil is used in many moisturizers and mineral oil clogs the pores.

It’s one of the best things you can do for skin with depleted moisture problems.

It’s lush moisturizing properties means that wrinkles are reduced and skin elasticity, one of the most important components of good skin health, including the reduction of wrinkles, is improved dramatically.

Shea butter is often used in products designed to reduce stretchmarks after pregnancy because of its ability to soften the skin and increase elasticity. The benefits of Shea Butter to the skin extend to more than just moisturizing.

Studies have shown that the use of Shea Butter creams can result in visible skin improvements within 4 to 6 weeks.

However as previously mentioned many products use refined Shea Butter. And the refining process can often involve chemicals. The best skin care products use Shea Butter that is extracted and processed by cold pressing rather than the use of chemicals to ensure that there are no health risks from residual chemicals.

If you select the right skin care products you will find that they work very well to give skin a subtle allure, that ensures your skin beams with healthy radiance.

So if you’re interested in skin care products that work effectively and use natural (and safe) non chemical ingredients like Shea Butter you need to have a look at the natural skin care products from Xtend Life, who make what we consider to be the best skin care products in the world.

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