Keep Your Skin Hydrated Naturally This Labor Day Weekend with Shea Butter

Planning to enjoy this long Labor Day Weekend outside in the sun? With the end of summer it’s time to get out there and enjoy the blue skies and warm weather before it blows over into a cold winter. But if you are heading outside, it’s important to look after your skin. If you are looking for a natural solution to hydrate your skin – that doubles as a moisturizer - then shea butter can help with that.


What Is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is derived from the fat extracted from the nuts of the shea trees found in Africa. It is then processed by hand, or processed mechanically, into a usable form. While typically found in beauty products, shea butter can also treat skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, dry itching skin, and sunburn. It also acts as a moisturizer for softer and wrinkle-free skin.

How Can Shea Butter To Hydrate My Skin?
Applying shea butter to your skin is easy to do and will keep your skin hydrated for most of the day.

1.      Wash your face, arms, legs, or other parts of your body that you wish to apply shea butter to

2.      Dry your skin with a towel

3.      Gently rub a small amount of shea butter onto your skin; as you continue to rub in, the heat from your skin will cause the shea butter to melt which will increase absorption

4.      Go outside and enjoy the sun without having dehydrated puffy skin.


Buying Shea Butter
Shea butter comes in two types – refined and unrefined. Both have their benefits and disadvantages.

Refined shea butter has been extracted for commercial purposes so it’s typically found in cosmetics and other beauty products. It also includes some additional chemicals which help to break open the shea nuts and to better separate the fat. While refined shea butter still has medicinal properties, they are often diluted and sometimes lost during refinement.

Unrefined shea butter, or raw shea butter, is extracted naturally. That means all parts of the extraction process are done by hand. The finished product has all the benefits, including the moisturizing and healing properties, but loses the sleek finish of its refined counterpart. Unrefined shea butter is identified by its rather strong scent and yellowish color.

No matter if you prefer refined or unrefined shea butter, Anjou has produced a 100% natural shea butter sourced from Africa that comes in refined and unrefined versions.

So if you are planning on spending time outside this Labour Day Weekend, don’t let your skin look puffy and dry, use shea butter to naturally hydrate and protect your skin so you look your best.



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