We all know and love the hydrating power of shea butter, but here are 4 things you most likely don’t know about this buttery wonder:
- It’s anti-inflammatory
Anti-inflammatory products reduce redness, swelling, and irritation on the skin. These are signs of inflammation, which is your body’s natural response to injury, infection, or irritation.
Because of this, shea butter is a brilliant go-to remedy for various skin irritations, whether it’s sunburn or chapped lips, it’ll help with the ouch.
- It’s suitable for people with nut allergies
You might think it sounds a little crazy, but shea butter is suitable for those with nut allergies. Even though it comes from the nuts of the shea tree, once extracted, it doesn’t have the proteins that usually cause allergic reactions.1
- It may reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and scars
Yes, you read that right. Be gone, stretchmarks and scars! Shea butter has the ability to soften scar tissues. It has also been used to treat keloids (a type of raised, bulky scar that can appear anywhere on the body where there’s been a skin injury). Using shea butter has been shown to lessen the symptoms and swelling of keloid scars for some people. In certain cases, the raised scars even became flat.2
- It offers some sun protection
Sunscreens help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. They do this by soaking up or bouncing back some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light before it can reach your skin.3 Shea butter can also help protect your skin by soaking up some of these harmful rays. It’s not very strong (it has a sun protection level, or SPF, of 3-4) so, it’s important to remember that shea butter can’t replace your regular sunscreen.1
Turn to the buttery goodness of Monalisa Shea Butter lotion and cream for all these unexpected benefits, on top of the marvellous moisturization that lasts for 48 hours.