Shea butter is such an amazing ingredient to use on its own as a moisturiser or accompanied with something else as well. It not only hydrates and soothes your skin, it helps to produce collagen, protects you from UV rays and is basically an all-natural vitamin A cream. It’s great for people with eczema (I use it all the time), dermatitis and acne and has amazing healing properties so is good for scarring too.
I like to combine it with a vitamin e oil for super hydration and an intense moisturiser. This might be a little too heavy for people with oily skin, so if you do have that type, just skip the vitamin e oil and go for the shea butter straight up. Remember to get unrefined shea butter which will be a little lumpy and coarse but melts like a dream when you warm it up in your hands. It’s lumpy because it’s closer to its natural state and has not been tampered with as much through production. You can find organic shea butter in any great health food store, it’s not expensive and a teeny bit goes a long way. An all-round winner! You can also use this recipe on your body too as it gives an amazing shine on your legs, great for summer!
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