Dry, flaky skin, a constant feeling of discomfort and frustration of poorly chosen cream? A familiar problem for many of us, especially in the winter. Fortunately, there is a solution and it's shea butter - the best moisturizer in the world. It consists of triglycerides and fatty acids, which help to protect against external negative influences, thus producing a gentle moisturizing and regeneration of the skin by stimulating collagen synthesis.
Originally this remedy from Central Africa, and there has the status of "golden miracle", which in old times were treated with skin diseases and scalp. The story goes that even Cleopatra used this magic bullet. Shea butter has a pleasant aroma and easy, and it is extracted from the nuts that grow on trees - centenarians, whose age is more than 300 years. It is interesting to note that Africans are used to all that is left of the oil production, which once again proves its value.
Properties of Shea butter
The properties of shea butter directly dependent on the method of its production, nowadays known two of them - the traditional and with additional processing. In the first case, it has a refined aroma and green, slightly brownish tinge. In the second case, subjected to heat treatment, filtering and deodorizing the oil partially lose their beneficial properties, but the color becomes bright and saturated, such a product, we often see cosmetic stores on the counters.
If you are faced with a number of issues such as:
- schelushaschihsya restore skin after sunburns;
- cmyagchenie skin calloused hands, healing cracked heels and lips;
- prevention of malicious extensions;
- improvement of blood circulation during massage.
Want to feel the soothing touch, has a wonderful nutritional properties - Use shea butter face. Everyone who at least once felt not imagine the action of "African miracle" no longer be able to refuse a tempting venture to do it again. It should be added that it can be used for sensitive skin without fear that negatively reacts to cosmetics. Shea butter is not only miraculous cosmetic effect and is used in various fields. For example, it is used in food and a source of fat for the people of Africa.
Cream with shea butter
To prepare the cream with shea butter is enough to melt it in a water bath until a very liquid state at a rate of two teaspoons, then adding 4 teaspoons of almond oil. Then remove the composition and stir until cool, then add 3 drops of chamomile oil and 2 drops of essential lavender oil. Do not forget that shea butter melts and only solid with a slight heating, including the touching of hands.
Masks with shea butter
If you are weak and thin hair - use a mask for damaged hair with shea butter. For this we need:
- Shea Butter;
- vitamins A, E;
- Sandalwood oil (essential).
Melt a little butter, then add the vitamins, a teaspoon each of sandalwood and 5-6 drops of ether. We emphasize that the actual shea butter will be on vacation, so it forms a barrier for the skin and hair from salt water.
If you have dry and fading skin, use a recipe for toning and nourishing mask with magical Shea Butter:
Use a dry lemon peel, egg yolk, a tablespoon of lemon flour, all carefully stir and cover the pan for 20 minutes, then add 1 teaspoon of shea butter. The recipe is very simple, but the effect is not long to wait.
We wish to get a lot of fun and really taste the temptation to "African miracle".