High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin.
Shea butter is fat that’s been extracted from shea tree nuts. It’s off-white or ivory-colored and has a creamy consistency that’s easy to spread on your skin. Most shea butter comes from shea trees in West Africa.
Shea butter can be applied directly to your face before you go to sleep. Applying a cream with shea butter as part of your skincare routine in the morning might take some getting used to. The fatty acids and oils in shea butter may make applying makeup on top of it difficult.
You can also make a facial mask using shea butter and several other ingredients. Wash your face first with a cream cleanser or warm water.
To make your own mask, mix together:
1 tbsp of raw honey
3 to 4 drops of grapeseed oil
1 tbsp of pure shea butter
Mix well and spread out over your face. Leave the mask on for 10 to 12 minutes before gently cleansing your face with warm water and a soft washcloth for the best results.
Take care of these facial masks as they may promote acne if you are prone to it.
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