I hope you had a happy Thursday loves, I appreciate you for taking the time to stop by 🙂 I have been wanting to share this post for the longest time, my anti aging secret weapon. I feel like today is the perfect day for me to do that, temperatures have finally cooled down in Texas, and it even snowed today. I am sure it will melt by tomorrow, but I am so excited, last time it snowed in Austin was in 2011.
With the cold days come drier skin, and I wanted to share with you my favorite moisturizer: Shea Butter. It is a big part of my beauty regimen, my mom used to lather us from head to toe with shea butter when I was younger, I remember I used to hate it because it was greasy. But now I am so thankful I have used it religiously for all these years. In Africa we have been using it for centuries for various conditions, from massaging newborn babies to healing eczema.
People always think I am at least 10 years younger than I am, I can honestly say I owe this to the use of shea butter.
Shea butter is a multi use all natural vitamin A skin cream, it comes from the seed of the shea tree. The cream is extracted and made naturally without using chemicals. There are different ones that are sold in the US, so you have to be careful you pick a 100% organic shea butter.
My favorite shea butter is Karidou from Dr Marie Dialo. It is a combination of shea butter and avocado oil, it really nourishes and protects the skin. It is a mix of shea butter, avocado oil and avocado cream.
Not only is it an organic and fair trade shea butter but it is also a source revenue for the group of Senegalese women that make it. I am fighting wrinkles, ashiness and dry skin while helping women provide for their families 🙂
The packaging is super cute and I love that the container is made of recycled coconut.
Why should everyone use shea butter?
- prevents stretch marks during pregnancy (for both of my pregnancies, I have lathered my belly with shea butter every single night, and I did not get a single stretch mark)
- it helps with dry and itchy skin
- it is a great oil to use after tanning to avoid peeling
- it helps with eczema
- it is great for body aches and muscle pain
- it helps with psoriasis
- great anti aging
- revives dull skin
- helps with insect bites or allergies, such as poison ivy
- tightens vaginal walls
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Have you ever tried shea butter? Tell me what you think about it in the comments.