Shea butter
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Shea butter

What

Emollient, moisturizing, antioxidant properties against wrinkles, external agents and stretch marks, can be applied on skin, face, body, lips, hands and feet, cicatrizing action, able to treat dry hair, damaged by sea water or pool.

How

Shea tree, scientific name Vitellaria paradoxa, is a plant of the Sapotaceae family, very widespread in Africa. From its seeds, improperly called nuts of shea tree, the famous shea butter is obtained, used both as a seasoning in African cooking tradition and as a base ingredient in various cosmetic products after removing any impurities. Shea butter is emollient, moisturizing, antioxidant due to the content of vitamins such as E, and nutritious. It helps the skin to remain elastic, soft, acts as a prevention against wrinkles and stretch marks and as protection against external agents such as wind, sun and cold thanks to the protective film that forms, useful for lips, hands, feet and body areas that tend to crackle, it has cicatrizing properties and allows to heal faster small wounds or pimples, soothes irritated areas such as the skin around the nose if you catch a cold. You can apply the shea butter directly on the area affected by wounds or irritations but you can also prepare a mask for a moisturized skin, just spread an abundant layer on your face and wait for about 15 minutes, then rinse. After showering or bathing, you can apply a small amount of shea butter on the body but you can also use this butter as an aftershave. Shea butter is also useful to treat dry hair, damaged by sea salt or chlorine of swimming pools, you can apply it as a mask on all the lengths up to the ends, cover the head with a plastic wrap and wait for a quarter of an hour, then rinse with the shampoo. In addition to these properties, shea butter also acts to relieve pain in case of back pain and muscle pain. Heat in a water-bath the shea butter and apply it on the sore area by making slow and circular massages.
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