Whether you have oily, dry or combination skin, it needs constant care and nourishment. Shea butter can help you in healing the skin as well as moisturising it. Not only on skin, it can also be used on hair to soothe and moisturise them. It is a natural and oil-rich substance produced by Shea nut trees in about the size of a plum. Oval in shape and having orange and green blend of colors, it is rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, vitamin E, catechins, as well as anti-inflammatory agents. It grows in the semi-arid savannah regions of Western and central Africa. It can be best used to increase circulation, stimulate skin cell generation and also to improve the skin’s elasticity as it is full of beneficial vegetable fats. It is undoubtedly an amazing healer and rejuvenater for troubled or aging skin.
Sometimes termed as ‘women’s gold’, there are many uses of Shea butter because of the properties it possesses. Some of its uses are as follows:
- Everyday moisturiser that keeps skin soft and smooth
- Helps in promoting even skin tone and reduces irritation, if any
- Smooths out skin wrinkles
- Helps scars on skin to heal faster
- Helps stretch marks go away
- Helps acne breakouts go away
- Helps hand and feet to heal faster
- Helps reducing cellulite
- Helps all skin types to heal
- Helps pimples and other skin disorders to heal
When Shea butter is used 100% as a homemade soap it enhances the experience and helps keep the skin young.
When put in a soap it moisturises, nourishes and rejuvenates the skin and soothes any irritation. Buying Shea butter is easy and if you wish to find the best soap you can try out, getting a pure natural soap is not always the best option. It is important that you check the ingredients that go into the soap before buying.
Common ingredients to check are: Stearic Acid, Cocamide, Shea Butter, Glycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, Pourtanone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Calcium Silicate, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
Another thing to note is that these are just some of the ingredients of quality soaps. There are plenty of other ingredients that may be harmful to your skin and hence might cause allergic reactions. If you are suffering from asthma, inflamed skin, eczema or psoriasis, it is advisable to avoid such ingredients.
Some harmful ingredients that you should avoid are: Aluminum, Canola, Hematite, Silk, Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Glycerin, Algae,assingm, Apricot Kernel Oil, Goat Butter, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Tropical Lily,Virgin Coconut Oil
Other ingredients to avoid are: Synthetic Fragrances, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, Pour Dry Sods, Dehydroacetone, Deodorant Powder, Cosmeceuticals, Polysorbate 40, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 10, Octyl Palmitrate, Red Algae, Clove Oil, patchouli, citrus, Recommendation: Skinmedica’s Free radicals prevent and destroy positive the immune system of the body.
Some claims of benefits from the sea salt are that it removes toxins from the body, it improves health, stress and mental well being, it rejuvenates the skin, it makes the skin supple, elastic and nourished.Tinges of lime juice and oatmeal are really good for the skin, however; I would be very wary of it, especially in cases where excessive salt intake is involved, as it can be damaging to the body.
I think the benefits that seawater mud therapy claims are pretty impressive, so I decided to research for myself, as I knew, I would come out looking a lot better than I had anticipated.
I started by doing my own research, as I knew, I would come out a better Suave!
What I learned was 3 things, all pretty much self-evident, yet incredibly powerful:
1: Sea salt heals cracked skin
2: Dead cells are absorbed by the skin
3: The skin is pulled tighter and tighter around the blackhead or acne
Sounds pretty amazing, does it not?