What is Shea butter?
Shea butter is a fat derived from the seeds of the shea tree. East and West tropical Africa are home to the shea tree. Shea butter is made from two oily kernels found in the shea's seed from the tree. The seed's kernel is removed and ground into a powder before being cooked in water. The butter rises to the surface of the water and solidifies.
Shea butter can be used on the skin and hair it can also be used to cook. When used on the skin Shea butter can treat acne, burns, eczema and dry skin. When used on hair it can treat dandruff, moisture hair and repair damaged hair.
Shea butter can be used as a fat for cooking.
Clean Cosmetic source their Shea butter from Tamale, Ghana, known especially for naturally processing Shea butter to the whole of Ghana.
Is It safe for all skin types?
Shea butter is a nut butter made from trees. However, unlike most tree nut products, it contains extremely few proteins that can cause allergies.
In fact, there is no medical evidence of a reaction to topical shea butter.
Shea butter is free of chemical irritants that might cause skin to dry up, and it doesn't clog pores. It's suitable for nearly all skin types.
Shea butter's plant esters have been discovered to have anti-inflammatory effects.
When applied to the skin, Shea slows the generation of cytokines and other inflammatory cells.
This could help reduce irritation caused by environmental factors like dry weather and inflammatory skin diseases like eczema.
It helps promote cell regeneration
Shea butter's hydrating and antioxidant characteristics combine to aid in the regeneration of healthy new skin cells.
Your body is continually generating new skin cells and removing old ones. Every day, you get rid of anywhere from 30,000 to 40,000 old skin cells.
The top layer consists of dead skin cells. At the bottom of the upper layer of skin, new skin cells form (epidermis).
You'll have fewer dead skin cells in the way of fresh cell regeneration in the epidermis if you have the proper moisture balance on the surface of your skin.
What Else Can Shea Butter Be Used For?
Shea butter is magical and can treat a range of skin and hair conditions such as:
- Insect bites
- Strech marks
- Skin ulcers
- Insect bites
- Wound healing
- Sun damage
Shea butter is high in critical nutrients that can help you glow from the inside out while also enhancing your natural complexion.
Although shea butter is deemed suitable for all skin types, many products using it contain other chemicals.