Sometimes, the best products to rescue your skin are the simplest and purest—there’s almost nothing that shea moisture cleanser can’t do! It makes sense to want to use such a beneficial product where it matters most—your face—so you may already be asking, “Can I use shea butter on my face safely?”
Read on and find out! (Hint: You’ll likely be happy with the answer.)
What is shea butter?
You’ve seen it in all kinds of ingredients lists, so let’s start by demystifying this popular ingredient. Believe it or not, shea butter is derived from tree nuts—specifically, the nuts of the shea tree. Also referred to by its scientific name Vitellaria paradoxa, the shea tree is native to Africa. Products derived from the shea tree have become wildly popular across the world, providing a source of income for African regions housing the shea tree and the individuals who work to harvest and process the shea tree nuts.
Why is shea butter good for your skin?
Shea butter has so many incredible benefits for the skin due to its naturally-occurring properties. For example, its high content of healthy fatty acids both heals and moisturizes.
Now, the answer you’ve been waiting for. Can you use shea butter on your face? Absolutely! These non-saponifiable oils can heal and brighten when using shea butter on the face with a shea moisture face wash, for example, but that’s not all. Using shea butter for acne, sunburns, and eczema is incredibly effective, too.
Why shea butter?
The list of skin benefits attributed to shea butter is a long one, but the following are a few of the best reasons to incorporate shea butter into your skincare routine.
- Has naturally-occurring properties that fight the bacterial infections and inflammation associated with acne.
- Combats eczema.
- Moisturizes and lubricates the skin to prevent itching, flaking, and redness associated with dry skin.
- Soothes sunburns and rashes.
- Is rich in vitamins A, E, and K.
- Can regenerate skin cells for bright and healthy skin.
- May help to lighten imperfections such as scars, age spots, and blemishes.
- Can help to prevent stretch marks.
Results like these will be even more profound when using organic shea butter in its purest form. Many companies and manufacturers choose to add other chemicals to their shea butter products such as fragrances or preservatives which can irritate the skin and negate shea butter’s incredible effects.
How should you choose the best product?
The best skincare products containing shea butter are organic, all-natural, cruelty-free, GMO-free, and made with the support of local farmers. As you’re shopping, always check the ingredients list and don’t take the label’s claims at face value. Do your research on the company’s practices, too. Be careful and be thoughtful!
If you’re already chomping at the bit to add one of the best shea butter products on the market to your skincare collection and are excited about using shea butter on your face, Zue Beauty’s Purifying Facial Cleanser is a great place to start. Wondering how to use shea butter on the face? Just lather your face with this cleanser and some warm water at morning and at night, and you can begin to witness shea butter’s magic for yourself. Due to shea butter’s moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects, skin type doesn’t matter. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, you’ll notice a difference.
We encourage those who use this shea moisture facial cleanser to always feel refreshed and guilt-free. Zue Beauty’s values, economically-friendly formulations, and certified cruelty-free, GMO-free, and organic products guarantee that you’re doing your face (and the planet) a favor.
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