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Try moisturising body butter to soothe dry skin
The cold, wet and windy weather this week may have taken its toll on your skin at around the same time you were packing away or using up the last of your winter beauty essentials, leaving you with dry, cracked skin on your hands and face.
If this is the case, try using a body butter to restore moisture and smoothness to your scaly skin, soothing painful broken or sore patches at the same time.
Shea butter is naturally rich in vitamins E, A and F - all of which are good for skin. Choose an unrefined product over other types, as these have come straight from the natural source without undergoing any artificial processes.
Vitamins A and E in particular balance out dry skin and help keep the complexion clear and healthy, while vitamin F protects the cells by providing three essentially fatty acids vital for revitalising and soothing your complexion.
Shea butter is used around the world to treat a number of skin complaints, such as acne, burns, discolouration and dark spots and eczema.
It is also said to be helpful in fading scars and stretch marks, so if a friend of yours is feeling a bit wobbly about the prospect of showcasing her post-pregnancy stretch marks, give her natural beauty products that will help her feel better about her body.
Shea butter can also be used as a dry hair treatment because it moisturises and protects the scalp and locks, especially on tresses that have been over-processed or are damaged due to over-use of heated equipment like straighteners and hairdryers.
Unlike other beauty products, shea butter does not clog pores or block the hair shaft, nor does it leave a greasy residue, so you can slick some on your dry bits in the knowledge that you won’t be leaving behind a sticky trail.
Posted by Laura Andrews
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- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
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