Can Shea butter be used for acne and does it clog pores?

Posted on September 19th 2015 by Joanne Joseph No Comments

Shea butter is an excellent skin moisturiser that can be used not only for moisture-hungry skin but oily and acne-prone skin.  It contains unique properties similar to that which is produced in your skin’s dermis which means Shea butter works for all skin types and is an acceptable topical treatment cream for acne prone skin.

Applying a thin coat of raw Shea butter using clean finger tips or a clean sponge will help restore your skin to its normal moisture balance and reduce acne breakout.  It will even help smooth out your skin and reduce discolouration.  Shea butter can be used as an acne treatment to reduce acne and keep it away.  Since acne results from skin inflammation Shea butter can help reduce the production of acne and inflammation of the skin as it contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.  This means it will work to heal your ‘inflamed’, painful swelling skin and also eliminate harmful bacteria and chemicals that cause inflammation.

It is always important to wash hands when applying Shea butter to your face so that bacteria are not transferred to the cream and your skin.  Always apply a thin coat of Shea butter if you have oily skin and refrain from touching your skin whilst healing is taking place.  To start of you can wash your face with a good cleanser (we recommend African Black Soap to help remove dead skin cells) and apply Shea butter for a period of 8 hours before rinsing it off.

Shea butter is a beneficial cream for acne and is not acne inducing when you lightly moisturise your face with it.  It does not clogg pores and it absorbs well into the skin. Using Shea butter in moderation on oily skin will do your it good and not cause it harm.


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