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These reasons will convince you to add shea butter in your skincare routine

Whether it is dry or dull skin that you are trying to battle, she butter can be your saviour. Know all about its benefits of shea butter!
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This body butter has the goodness of shea in it! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Gagan Bhatia Published: 21 Apr 2022, 10:58 am IST
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Aren’t we always on the lookout for ingredients that work like magic on our skin? Well, shea butter is one such ingredient! Shea butter is a fat that is derived from shea nuts of shea tree. It’s a natural fat that is extracted by crushing and boiling the shea tree’s ripe nut or fruit. It’s a yellow ivory-coloured, thick, buttery, and solid substance at room temperature.

Did you know shea butter is like food for the skin? It contains Vitamins A, E, and F which play a major role in your skin. Vitamin A helps to keep skin healthy; all three vitamins help stave off facial lines and wrinkles, and vitamin F soothes dry, chapped, or rough skin and helps it to heal.

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Apply shea butter the right way! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Benefits of shea butter for skin

1. Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer for the skin

Shea butter works as a skin conditioning agent. So, if you are someone who has dry and dull skin, you can incorporate Shea butter into your skincare routine.
Shea butter possesses the ability to form a protective layer on the skin and retain water which ensures skin remains moisturized and hydrated.

2. Shea butter is suitable for sensitive skin

It might be a good idea to bid farewell to a fancy lotion for people with sensitive skin as they can further irritate your skin. Instead, pick shea butter. If you find natural shea butter, it’s the best for skin irritation.

3. Shea butter soothes the skin

As shea butter is packed with ingredients like vitamin A and E, it’s useful to treat sensitive and irritated skin. Whenever you have dry patches, abrasions, sunburns, windburns, or even when a baby has diaper rash, smother the area with shea butter and let its magic work. In a few days, your skin will be renewed.

Also Read: This DIY body butter is all you need to nourish your dry skin

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Shea butter can be used for sensitive skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Shea butter eases inflammation

If you are looking for quick relief from skin-related problems like rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema, make shea butter your go-to product. Shea butter has the ability to penetrate the skin swiftly along with the presence of an anti-inflammatory agent like cinnamic acid and fatty acids will ease inflammation and give you relief.

5. Use shea butter for youthful skin

Vitamin A and E not only soothe your skin but make it look younger and healthier. Shea butter has the ability to promote the regeneration of cells and helps to decrease fine lines and wrinkles. Its collagen-boosting properties provide you with plump-looking skin.

The bottom line

One of the primary reasons shea butter can heal the skin so well is that it doesn’t clog the pores of your skin and allows the skin to breathe.

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About the Author

Dr Gagan Bhatia, founder of Uniqaya is a naturopath who believes connecting with nature is the greatest way to heal and recharge. She is a BSc graduate and completed her masters in naturopathy. She has eight years of clinic experience in treating people with naturopathy and healing modalities. She is also a creative entrepreneur, director, and single mother who has helped thousands of people globally in exploring natural ways to enhance beauty and skincare, boost their confidence and achieve healthy skin goals. ...Read More

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