Top 4 Benefits of Shea Butter for Your Skin

Most likely you've heard about this wonder oil which has rapidly gained popularity and is commonly used in so many cosmetic products. Shea Butter is an oil that is extracted from the nuts of the Shea Tree, also known as the Karite Tree found in West Africa.

In some African countries such as Benin, Shea Butter is used as a cooking oil, as a waterproofing wax, for hairdressing, for candle-making and as a medicinal ointments. It is also used by makers of traditional African percussion instruments to increase the durability of wood!

baimeni uses Raw Shea Butter. It is smooth to the touch, absorbs easily and has a mild nutty fragrance. Nuts from the Karite Tree are hand harvested, shelled, grilled, ground then boiled. During the boiling process, the oil rise to the surface, after which they are scooped out and left to cool and set.

The Shea Butter is one of the main ingredients used in shampoos, lotions, conditioners and creams.

Beauty Benefits of Shea Butter

Prevents Dryness

Shea Butter is yellow-white in colour and solid at room temperature, but easily melts and absorbs into your skin. Shea Butter has been used for it's anti-aging properties as it is naturally high in Vitamins A and E, has more antioxidants than Green Tea and boasts six different Essential Fatty Acids. Its high nutrient content makes Raw Shea Butter useful for everything from hair care to reducing wrinkles. The people in Africa have been using it for centuries to keep their skin from dryness. Moreover, it will help in keeping your skin soft, silky and hydrated.

Go on an massage this goodness into your skin. Try baimeni’s Hydrating Organic Botanical Body Lotion which is nutrient rich with natural and organic ingredients. Breathe in the revitalising aromas of citrus as you massage the lotion into your skin treating you topically and emotionally. When used after a shower or bath, the botanical body lotion will assist with locking in moisture. baimeni's Hydrating Organic Botanical Body Lotion is free from sulphates, paraben, lanolin, mineral oil, SLS, SLES, petrochemicals, artificial colours and fragrances. 

Protects Your Skin

Rich in Cinnamon Acid, Shea Butter helps to protect your skin against sun exposure. Though it won’t take the place of your sunscreen, it can offer some protection against UV exposure. It can absorb the skin damaging UV light that is produced by the sun. The Shea Butter contains several antioxidants like Vitamins A and E, which are great for protecting your skin cells.

Furthermore, with the daily use of this butter, you may improve many skin problems including blemishes, dermatitis and eczema. The butter is good for stimulating the creation of collagen that will nourish your skin and make your skin supple and looking younger, more radiant and flawless.

Soft Lips

Shea Butter is good for your lips as it is easily absorbed. In winter, many complain about having chapped and dried lips, but Shea Butter helps to keep the delicate lip area moisturised and nourished.

One of baimeni’s Organic Mint Lip Balm primary ingredient is Shea Butter, to help you achieve soft and comfortable lips.

Stretch Marks

One of the biggest concerns women have is stretch marks, whether it be from growth or pregnancy. One way to possibly prevent and reduce the visible signs of stretch marks is through the use of Shea Butter as it will help keep your skin nourished and hydrated. It was proved in a study, Shea Butter can boost the production of collagen that helps in reducing the appearance of stretch marks. It also may help in reducing the signs of aging by tightening your skin.

Use baimeni’s Super Balm, which is rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Generously apply and massage the Super Balm where your stretch marks are, day and night. Our unique blend of active ingredients which include Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Camellia Oil, Rosehip Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil, Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Vitamin C, Soya Bean Oil, Rose Absolute and CoEnzyme Q10 will help nourish and restore problem areas.

Overall, Shea Butter is a great choice when it comes to your skin. With oleic, linoleic and palmitoleic acid helping to keep skin conditioned, and it's natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, Shea Butter is one ingredient to look out for to help you to achieve beautiful and gorgeous skin.


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