4 Benefits Of Shea Butter You Didn’t Know About

Shea butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea(Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.

Shea butter is magic, and a blessing to our skin and lives. What I love the most about shea butter is that it’s easy to find and very very affordable. It is 100% natural and can serve so many purposes, the best part is, it has no side effects.

Here are four magical things that shea butter does:

1. Shea butter heals the skin


If you have any scars or blemishes, all you need to do is apply shea butter and you’d be good as new.

2. Shea butter is great for protecting your skin from the sun

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Shea butter provides extra moisture and helps to protect the skin against the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn.

3. Shea butter can give you amazing hair

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Naturalistas swear by it, so you should probably hop on the shea butter train. It helps to soften the hair, prevent breakage and add lustre.

4. Shea butter is good for makeup too


Rub shea butter on your face before applying your makeup to help it last longer and look fresh all day long. To make your eyeshadow last longer, rub some eyeshadow on your eyelids. Shea butter really is magical, while you’re at it, you should also check out ways to incorporate coconut oil into your beauty routine.


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