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Shea Butter, A Natural Black Skin Care Ingredient

Shea Butter, A Natural Black Skin Care Ingredient

Shea Butter,  A Natural Black Skin Care Ingredient
One of the substances referred to as a natural black skin care ingredient is Shea butter. Not only does it come from an African-grown tree, the Karite Nut tree, but it is also a highly sought after African American skin care ingredient.

No wonder, it's no surprise that black skin is naturally complemented by Shea butter. You can find many skin care products intended for the African American market with Shea butter as an ingredient.

The Shea butter we know of is a natural fat that came from the nut of the same tree. It is either ivory or yellowish in color. In Africa, it is not only known for cosmetic and medicinal purposes but also for culinary, wax or candle-making and for hairdressing. Outside the continent though, it is mainly used for cosmetics because of its rich, moisturizing property.

Many people from all over the world appreciate the beautifying effects of Shea butter. For the skin, black skin in particular, you would find it a great solution for ashy skin. Ashy skin is mostly experienced as a result of dead skin accumulating in the epidermis. If you are not exfoliating regularly, this could happen.

Vitamin A in Shea butter guarantees younger looking skin longer, because it firms your skin and prevents wrinkles. Perhaps it is the continuous use of Shea butter that makes black people look younger than fair-skinned people of the same age.

Shea butter can also prevent rashes and help in healing stretch marks, scars, burns and bruises. Blemishes can destroy the evenness of skin tone in black skin because it leaves dark patches after the redness. As mentioned above, it has medicinal properties too that can cure skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis and athlete's foot.

The great thing about Shea butter is that like most natural substances, it can be applied even to the most sensitive of skin - baby skin. Use Shea butter to prevent skin irritation on babies.

In fact, Shea butter is not only a natural black skin care ingredient but also good for hair and nails. One caution on using Shea butter is to apply in moderation as it is a very oily substance. Also, avoid areas like your eyes and nose to prevent clogging of your skin.

Blended with cocoa butter or mango butter , you can maximize its conditioning effects. Lastly, buy Shea butter that is void of preservatives and other synthetic ingredients because it's best used in its pure form.

Dedicated To Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel,
Esthetician/Publisher

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As women and a growing number of men of color, what's your greatest skin care challenge? Whether it's dark spots, uneven skin tone, dark circles,puffiness under your eyes or hair that won't grow, you'll find a product that can possibly become the solution to your challenge.

Moisturizers and ingredients that hydrate your skin will always be your best friend, for your face, body and hair. So look for products with nourishing and nurturing ingredients. Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and jojoba oils are a few of the ingredients to keep on your list.

We've got new additions to our store for you. Essential oils have been known to help calm and soothe skin and scalp irritations. Although you'll find a sample kit on the hair category page, you can use them for any of your skin and hair care needs.

The hair care sample kit has been given an upgrade. We've increased the size of the container on the shampoo and conditioners and added a hair butter sample to the mix.

Although there's beauty in your blackness, your skin is sensitive and needs protection from the sun just like everyone else. So if you know you're challenged by sunburn, add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil and create a nice body oil for yourself. It will bring comfort and beauty back to your skin.

We're listening to you and your suggestions, so keep an eye on the category pages and your emails for updates.

Until next time ...

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