The Vitamin A in Shea Butter is important for improving a number of skin conditions including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema and dermatitis. Additionally, Shea Butter has properties that effectively treat skin allergies, sunburn, itching, frostbite, bug bites, small skin wounds, radiation burns and a number of other skin conditions. The moisturizers in Shea Butter are the same moisturizers present in the sebaceous glands (a small gland in the skin which secretes a lubricating oily matter [sebum] into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair). In the right balance, sebum helps keep the skin conditioned and prevents dryness. If you have particularly dry skin, the Vitamin E in Shea Butter can help counteract a lack of sebum. Vitamin E also helps in the treatment of skin inflammation.
The Vitamin E in Shea Butter is a powerful antioxidant. Its main function, in skin care, is to protect against the harmful effects of sun damage and environmental exposure. Vitamin E absorbs the harmful UV light from the sun by acting as an anti-free radical agent, increasing micro-circulation, which results in increased blood circulation to and from the skin. Photo protection refers to the body’s ability to minimize the damage caused by UV rays. This can help prevent dark spots and wrinkles.
The Vitamin F in Shea Butter is better known as linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid that is crucial in skin and hair regeneration. Shea Butter contains other essential fatty acids (stearic, oleic and palmitic) which have proven to reduce inflammation and provide other powerful skin benefits.
The Vitamin K in Shea Butter is essential in aiding the body’s process of blood clotting, which helps the body heal wounds and bruises. The basic functions of Vitamin K have also been proven to help with stretch marks, spider veins, scars dark spots and stubborn circles under the eyes. Doctors frequently use creams with Vitamin K on patients who have just undergone surgery to help reduce swelling and bruising.
Great hair conditioner to “feed” hair cells and follicles. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
For topical use only. Do not use if you have Shea or Nut allergies.