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5 AMAZING BENEFITS THAT MAKES SHEA BUTTER A MUST HAVE


OTI Unrefined Shea Butter
OTI Unrefined Shea Butter

Keep reading to find out exactly why most people are so attached to this butter.


Shea butter, made from the nut inside the fruit of the African Karite tree mostly found in West Africa has been used for ages for skin, hair and other general health benefits.


It is mostly used alone in many environments or combined with other botanical ingredients and essential oils in the quest of being creative or fancy.


Shea butter has a distinct texture accompanied with a smoky scent. Filled with high number of fatty acids and vitamins, Shea butter can be a superfood for the skin and hair with some great uses for general health and body.


Below are 5 of the most useful benefits of Shea butter.

MOISTURIZES


Shea butter is naturally filled with Vitamins A and E, plus a good load of fatty acids and emollients. This makes it a good moisturizer just by itself and an incredible reason why it is found in most commercial beauty products like lotions and moisturizers as a major ingredient.


Moisturizing body with unrefined shea butter
Moisturizing body with unrefined shea butter

REDUCES SKIN AGEING AND INFLAMMATION


With the high concentration of anti-inflammatory agents, the continuous use of Shea butter can help solve skin problems like eczema, acne, smoothen fine lines and rashes/diaper rash with babies. It is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores, thus makes it a fine moisturizer to keep skin healthy, hydrated and ideal to solve acne flare ups.


HAIR FOOD


Just like the rest of the body, moisture, hydration and conditioning are needed for a healthy hair growth. The vitamins A and E found in Shea butter serve as a natural conditioner to keep good hair health and in shape whiles the fatty acids moisturize both the hair and scalp to promote growth and smoothness. Shea butter can also be used as mask or added to added other oil for hair on daily basis.


SUN PROTECTION


Studies have proven Shea butter to possess a natural UV protection of SPF 16 which makes it suitable for easing sunburns and can be used alongside sunscreen to protect the skin against the direct exposure and effects of sun rays on the skin which can be harmful.


Man shaving with OTI shea butter
Man shaving with OTI shea butter

RAZOR BUMPS AND ITCH RELIEF


Known for its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties, Shea butter can give a soothing relief to mild skin itches mostly caused by dry skin.


Unrefined Shea butter can be added to shaving routine to give a clean and close shave without irritating the skin, also as an after-shave cream for smooth shaved area to prevent bumps from appearing on the skin.


Shea butter is very versatile, safe on all skin types and can be used for numerous reasons with pretty much anything which is why there is really no reason not to try it and experience its amazing benefits.

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