We are all familiar with shea butter and its array of wonderful benefits, but what exactly is shea oil? Is there a difference? Shea oil derives from shea butter during the cold pressing of nuts from the shea tree. And… the oil is filled with all the fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that are present in shea butter.
Our skin is one of our body’s largest organs, and just like your inner organs, it needs to be equally nourished, if not more. How exactly should we nourish and love our skin?
Shea oil is excellent for moisturising your skin, but we are going to uncover the other benefits.
Shea Oil is…
- Packed with antioxidants which protects the skin from free radicals and UV rays.
- Prevents itchy and dry skin.
- Shea oils are not as thick as the butter, and a small amount goes a long way. Your pockets will thank you.
- Absorbs into the skin quickly, leaving no residue.
- Great for conditioning the skin.
- Prevents and soothes inflammation.
- Awesome makeup remover.
- Ran out of lip balm? No worries! Shea oil can aid in chapped lips.
- Aids in treating burns.
- Eliminates wrinkles.
- Helps acnes.
How to use
The beauty of shea oil is there are numerous ways to use it. From massages to facial oil, this liquid gold will take your skin to the next level of radiance!
Massages are essential to our self-care regimen. Our bodies are strained from our day to day activities, so getting a massage with shea oil is excellent for reducing stress, reducing muscle tension, and improving circulation.
How often do you wash your face after wearing makeup and realise traces of your foundation and eyeshadow are still present? Not only will using shea oil remove your makeup entirely, but it will also reduce any bags under your eyes and prevent/reduce any inflammation of the skin.
Do you use lotion or heavy creams on your feet? Did you know that shea oil would be a better substitute? Massaging oil into your feet can help reduce swelling, relieves stress, and prevent dry, cracked heels. Doing this before bed can also aid in a peaceful night’s rest.
Though shea oil is the liquid gold of the world, some people must use it with precaution. If you have a nut allergy, using a small portion to see how your skin will react is helpful.
Are you ready to give your skin the nutrition it deserves? Find out more about R&R Luxury Shea Oil here.
Nahema, R&R Intern