The Amazing Benefits of Raw Shea Butter for your Skin …

Oct 12, 2022 | eczema, menopause, skin, winter skincare

Why Raw is Best

Raw shea butter has many fantastic properties for the skin.  Using the raw version of this natural nut butter is extremely important if you want your skin to reap its powerful benefits.

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What should raw Shea Butter look like?

This is because once you refine raw shea butter, most of its natural healing properties and skin regenerating benefits are removed.  Often larger skincare companies use refined shea butter to increase its shelf-life and remove its colour and scent, so that it looks white – raw shea butter looks like this – so you can now recognise the good stuff … :

Properties of Raw Shea Butter

Raw shea butter is rich in antioxidants and vitamins and can even be used to massage in to tight and overworked muscles when mixed with other oils such as mustard seed oil or black pepper essential oil.  It also contains phytonutrients (plant proteins) which when massaged into skin can help repair torn muscle fibres and ease fatigue.

Great for dry, sore, sensitive skin and even for Eczema

Raw shea butter acts as an emollient and is an amazing moisturiser for dry and flaky skin.  It soothes irritated skin and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skins.  It relieves itching and cracked skin and protects skin against cold weather.  The moisturising properties of raw shea butter penetrate deep into the skin and so it’s great to use all over the body.  As it’s also anti-inflammatory and super-gentle, it’s perfect to use for moisturising and protecting even eczema-prone skin.

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Gentle on even sensitive and sore skin

 

Why is Raw Shea Butter good for Peri-menopausal and Menopausal Skin?

As the body’s estrogen levels drop during the peri-menopause and in the menopause, as does collagen levels.  This leaves the skin more prone to drying and looking dull, as well as leading to more fine lines and wrinkles.  The ultra-moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties and its gentle nature make it ideal for use on the skin during this time of life.

Give it a try and you’ll see a difference in your skin!

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