Thought coconut oil was your do-it-all skin and life saver? Then you haven’t met our favorite Jacq’s ingredient: Shea Butter!
Shea butter is one of the best multi-taskers you can have in your beauty arsenal. From treating blemishes to fighting wrinkles, this powerful ingredient will be your best friend. Shea is both an oil and a butter, meaning your skin will actually absorb the product rather than it just sitting on top of your skin. The oil fraction of shea holds healing properties such as treating scars, rashes, acne, muscle fatigue, and even insect bites. The list goes on. The moisturizing factor in shea butter is the second fraction, which aids in anti-aging, smoother skin tone, and a more hydrated complexion. These two active ingredients combined will give you one of the best multi-purpose beauty remedies you can count on.
When using Shea butter, don’t be afraid of its ability to quickly turn into an oil once warmed up. Like coconut oil, Shea butter is solid below room temperature and will melt into the skin upon contact. Start with a small amount and work your way up if needed. When using Shea butter on your hair, warm up a dime size amount in the palms of your hands and lightly tame flyaways. Define those curls, girl! You can also use it to saturate your ends for a 20-minute weekly hair mask. Your hair and scalp will thank you.
For all my mommies out there, don’t forget that shea butter can make an excellent moisturizer for both your belly and your baby. Protect and relieve the sensitive skin around your growing belly with our Preggo Belly Cream. It’s packed with healing aloe and Vitamin E and will help prevent unwanted stretch marks. Apply moisturizing shea butter on your baby’s delicate skin to soothe rashes and dry patches.
Shea butter is great for all skin types, especially the most sensitive. It’s one of a kind healing properties are unlike any other oil. If you’re planning on giving this friendly ingredient a shot, then be persistent! It usually takes about 4-6 weeks to see results. So grab some shea butter and relax while it works its magic.
*Here's a quick tip. Apply shea butter to wet skin, it helps with application and the moisture helps your skin absorb the butter quicker.
Ivy Dinan is a junior at the University of San Francisco in California. She majors in Marketing and has a minor in Design. Ivy loves all things beauty and has a passion for health and fitness. She enjoys testing out new products and aspires to have her own cruelty-free beauty company.
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