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6. Restore Elasticity to Your Skin
Vitamin A, E, and F, as well as non-saponifiable matter in shea butter are all important ingredients for helping skin maintain its elasticity. So for those with more mature skin, using shea butter as your moisturizer will help stop wrinkles and sagging skin.
7. Help for Dry or Irritated Scalps
Besides soothing dry, irritated skin on hands, arms, and feet, shea butter also works wonders on dry or irritated scalps. Since shea butter has anti-inflammatory compounds it helps to soothe skin without clogging the pores or leaving a greasy feeling behind. If you have dry scalp, dermatitis, psoriasis, or eczema, then you really need shea butter!
8. Natural Hair Protection
Shea butter will give your hair natural protection from the free radicals that are found in the water, air, and other weather conditions that are harsh on your beautiful locks. In fact, shea butter has a low SPF (about 6) so it can protect your hair from those UV rays. Shea butter is great protection for those who have colored or processed hair. It will also help swimmers protect their hair from salt, sun, sand, and chlorine pools.
9. Naturally Anti-Inflammatory
Shea butter contains several types of cinnamic acid, which have powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. Research shows that besides the soothing anti-inflammatory compounds, shea butter has one type of cinnamate, called lupeol cinnamate, which can actually stop the development of tumors.
10. Skin Food
More than just a moisturizer, shea butte is so rich in unsaturated fats non-saponifiable agents, vitamins E, D, A, and F, along with essential fatty acids, allantoin, and phytosterols, that you should really think about it as more of a skin food than a mere moisture replacement. Shea butter has been used for thousands of years for skin care. The Egyptian Queen Nefertiti is said to have given credit to her beautiful skin to her use of sea butter.
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