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5 Health And Beauty Benefits Of Shea Butter

Titilayo Ilori

Shea butter is popularly known as Ori in Yoruba and is used in many western homes. It is widely embraced by people because of its healing properties. It can be used for the skin and hair. Below are reasons you should consider using Shea butter.

1. It is good for the skin

Shea butter is rich in humectant which makes it a good moisturizer for all types of skin. It helps to replenish dry and cracked skin. It can also be used to soften the palm and the feet and also reduce the chances of sunburn

2. It helps prevent diaper rash

Shea butter remains the best when it comes to preventing diaper rash. It can also be applied on the baby's skin regardless of the age.

3. It prevents hair loss and dandruff

Shea butter can help prevent hair breakage and dry scalp with the help of the anti-inflammatory properties present in it.

4. It can be used as a lip balm
Shea butter helps to prevent the lips from peeling and drying during harmattan. You can apply it on your lips in the absence of a balm.

5. It helps to minimize stretch marks

Shea butter helps to minimize your chances of having stretch marks during and after pregnancy. Most women have starch marks after delivery. This is because pregnancy makes the stomach stretch but Shea butter can restore the natural elasticity and the production of collagen.

6. It can prevent razor irritation

Shaving with a razor or other sharp objects can give you irritation, which can result in serious skin problems or bumps. Shea butter can protect your skin from irritation. It can also be used as an aftershave.

7. It helps with wound healing

Shea butter contains some healing properties that can make your wound disappear in no time. Because it is rich in Vitamin A, it helps minimize the allergy that can be caused by an insect bite.