Shea butter is a luxurious, nutrient-rich butter used in many beauty products.
Its high moisture content and ability to penetrate the skin easily has made it a popular product that many swear by and has been used in the African culture for centuries.
However, it does more than just moisturize the skin. Shea butter is one of the most versatile beauty ingredients. It can be used in various forms and has immense benefits ranging from protection against UV rays to anti-aging effects.
Here are some of the benefits of shea butter on the skin and hair.
7. Reduces stretch marks
Stretch marks are common for both men and women. They normally occur when the skin loses its elasticity due to stretching. Stretch marks can cause insecurity as they cause visible blemishes on the skin. However, massaging shea butter on the affected areas is proven to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. This boosts collagen production which allows the skin to maintain its elasticity.