Shea Nut Butter Facials
there couldn't be a more perfect natural anti-aging skin care ingredient
Shea nut butter is a versatile natural
anti-aging skin care treatment with an amazing range of facial
Organic shea butter can be used in literally a
gazillion different DIY homemade anti-aging skin care treatments to
produce wonderful results for younger, healthier skin while effectively treating aging skin symptoms.
Shea butter is made from the fruit of the Shea tree which is found
in West and Central regions of Africa.
The nut is harvested from the
tree, crushed and boiled which extracts the vegetable fat producing raw
shea butter with incredibly rich and potent properties that benefit aging skin of all types.
Although organic shea butter has a wide
range of uses such
as a cooking oil and a substitute for cocoa butter in chocolate, it is
best known in the cosmetic industry as a versatile ingredient in high
end skin, body and hair care products.
Shea Butter is rich emollient, moisturizing and medicinal properties.
In addition, it
is one of the few natural substances that have the unique ability to
provide protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. (It acts as
a purely organic, natural sunscreen with up to a UV protection factor of SFP 6!)
Because shea nut butter
is a natural rich source
of vitamin A and E as
well as a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial
and healing attributes it provides a wide range of
benefits as a natural anti-aging skin care treatment.
For years the cosmetic industry has capitalized
on the natural attributes of shea
butter. . .
Among its extensive list of attributes Shea Butter has an
ability to promote healing of many skin conditions as well
as acts as a rejuvenator for a variety of aging skin
- Age Spots
- Sun Damage
- Discolored Skin
- Fading Scars
- Chapped Lips
- Burn Relief and Treatment
- Dry Skin
- Insect Bites
- Sun Burns
- Diaper Rash
- Stretch Marks
In a word . . .
natural healing properties of Shea Nut butter make it a wonderful
ingredient for anti-aging skin care. . .
Shea butter has a very low melting point so that when it is applied
to the skin it changes from a semi-solid state to a liquid state which
is readily absorbed into the skin.
It is non-greasy and has a very
faint fragrance. (Although the unrefined shea butter can have a rather
pungent aroma, it does dissipate very quickly after application.)
used as an ingredient for a DIY
natural anti-aging skin care treatment,
organic shea butter can be combined with a variety of herbs and other
organic substances to create a gazillion different homemade facial
rejuvenation products ranging from facial and body scrubs to toners,
moisturizers, and masks.
The best form of shea butter to use in order
to achieve maximum results is either in the raw, unadulterated state or
the Class A, the highest quality grade produced.
Organic Shea Butter can easily
be found in stores that carry natural products as well as in the
natural food isle in many markets, department and grocery stores.
As with any natual anti-aging skin care ingredient, the fresher the shea nut butter, the better. Like many all natural,
organic substances the potency of the healing and rejuvenating
properties of shea nut butter diminishes over the course time.
Try this quick and easy natural
anti-aging skin care treatment for a
refreshing and rejuvenating moisturizer that is great for all skin
Shea Nut Butter Moisturizer
- 1/3 cup Shea Nut Butter
- Several sprigs of rosemary
- Several sprigs of thyme
- Several sprigs of mint
Finely chopped the herbs then combine all ingredients into a small saucepan and gently warm over very low heat for several minutes. Remove from the burner and let infuse for several hours.
Strain the mixture and transfer to a clean container.
Use to moisturize every morning.
Refrigerate for up to one week.
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