I was sent a tub of Raw African Ivory Shea Butter to try from a new brand called Alo. In the video below show you how I use it on my baby bump, lips and skin overall!
We’ve talked about how shea butter can be used for your hair in this throwback post but, of course, it has also been used for skin health for years! Before you watch how I use it, lemme run down some facts about ivory shea butter as well as its benefits…
Shea Butter Facts
- Shea Butter contains Vitamins A, E, K and F, found only in premium Ivory Shea Butter.
- Vitamin A fortifies each cell to fight against damaging collagen, causing skin dryness or irritation and wrinkles.
- Vitamin E is among the most powerful antioxidants and protects and repairs skin by neutralizing free-radicals that damage skin, hair and lips.
- Vitamin K strengthens the elasticity of the skin, reduces discoloration and has been proven to improve healing of wounds and bruises.
- Vitamin F is an essential fatty acid that is critical to improving smoothness of the skin. The body is incapable of producing Vitamins E & F, so we have to get these vitamins from plants, nuts, etc.
Shea Butter Benefits
Heals, repairs and protects skin leaving it much healthier | Prevents skin from damage, peeling, sunburns, wounds, etc.| Prevents and fades stretch marks | Soothes severe skin conditions and allergic reactions | Offers light SPF protection | Is a natural lotion and is great at retaining skin’s moisture | Eases eczema and acne | Can use as shaving cream | Can use it on your hair and also use it on your lips as lip balm
Basically, I’m sold! I’ve been using this shea butter every day for about a week and a half now and I’m loving it. My skin feels very soft and I just love the fact that you don’t need to use a ton to get the job done (that rhymes!). Since being pregnant, the skin on the back side of my hands, while it didn’t look dry, has had this weird dry feeling (I’ve heard that our bodies can go through all types of weird things thanks to the changing hormones!). Since using this ivory shea butter, though, I’ve noticed a difference that my usual oils and lotions weren’t giving me. It now feels super soft and smooth.
Of course, you’re not limited to using this ivory shea butter as is. Feel free to create your own unique blends by whipping it for a lighter consistency along with your favorite carrier oils and then adding some fragrant essential oils! You may like these recipes from Naptural85 or maybe this one by LiveNaturallyLove.
I highly recommend Alo Ivory Shea Butter. At around $18, I feel it’s definitely worth the price given that a little goes a long way and you get a whole pound of this stuff! You can totally replace that lotion you have to buy every month and just use the shea butter to save yourself a few bucks.
Ready to get your hands on some?! Purchase yours HERE!
How many uses have YOU found for shea butter? Do you prefer it just on your skin, only on your hair or are you a multi-use kinda girl? I’d love to see what cocktails you all are whipping up!
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