Why You Should Be Using Whipped Shea Butter For Your Skin And Hair As A Natural Sunscreen
Preparing For The Summer Weather
Summertime is quickly approaching and we all know what that means, fun in the sun!. During the hot summer months we spend most of our time outdoors. BBQ’s, amusement parks, picnics, going to the beach and pools are just a few things we enjoy doing. With all of the outdoor activities it’s important to remember that your skin should be protected. When I say protected I don’t mean by the harsh sunscreens that are on the market containing deadly chemicals. I am talking about natural skin care products such as whipped shea butter. This is an option for natural sunscreen that is also healthy for your skin. We will discover why you should be using whipped shea butter for your skin and hair as a natural sunscreen.
How It Protects Your Skin
Whipped shea butter has a natural SPF of about 6-10. When shea butter is applied shortly before you go outside it will soak in to your skin. The butter will have to be reapplied as often as necessary especially if you are swimming or sweating. Whipped shea butter is an antioxidant which has high levels of vitamins a and e. Antioxidants are what gives shea butter the ability to protect the skin because it has anti-aging benefits. The skin is protected from free radicals which can in turn lead to dull looking skin and premature aging. Shea butter for your skin is awesome. It also keeps the skin moisturized while out enjoying the summer fun. As you may already know, being in the pool will have your skin feeling dry and dehydrated. Shea butter will help with dryness.
This hair and body butter is god sent to soothe sunburn. If you have forgotten to apply your shea butter on your skin, as a natural sunscreen and you get caught out there (Get Burnt), it isn’t too late. The countless vitamins and antioxidants that shea butter has will help to ease the stinging, nourish the skin and prevents peeling. We all know the peeling is what everyone hates about getting sunburn. Not to mention the redness and the sensitivity.
Protects Against UV Rays
When this butter is used it can also prevent skin cancer and discoloration. The sun is an awesome addition to the summertime but for some it can be detrimental. The less melanin that you have in your skin the more important it is for you to wear sunscreen. It is much more common for someone who has less melanin to be diagnosed with skin cancer so it is best that you protect yourself using a whipped shea butter. Sunburn speeds up the aging of the skin. It is the primary cause squamous, basil cell carcinoma, and melanoma which is known to be the deadliest form of skin cancer. It spreads to other parts of the body and organs if it goes unnoticed and left untreated.
UV Rays/Hair Repair
Your hair is not safe from the sun either. The UV rays that the sun give off can severely damage your hair. It will make your hair dry and brittle. In addition, the chlorine and salt water wreaks havoc so your hair needs to be replenished with nutrients. You can protect your hair using a whipped shea butter while you are swimming. Also, it can be used as a hair mask to repair any damage you may have. Shea butter is abundant in vitamins a,f and e and have been proven to be the best vitamins to repair damaged hair. Use it consistently throughout the summer months to keep your hair nourished and healthy.