Do you often feel like your skin is dry regardless of how much water you drink in a day or what creams & moisturisers you apply to your skin? Do you often search endlessly online for remedies, trying new products each month to see if one will be your quick fix? It’s ok, we’ve all been there, but the truth is, the journey to healthy skin is a process just like anything else in life. At Yendy, we are always hard at work ensuring our ingredients are not only high in quality but also intentional in their purpose. Today we want to share with you the magic of Shea Butter & its correlation with your skin.
Firstly, Shea Butter is fat extracted from the Shea tree found across the dry savannah belt of West Africa (starting from Senegal) stretching to the East as far as Ethiopia. It has been used as a base for cooking oil, hair treatment oils, an ingredient in ointment & so much more. Among its many uses, skincare & cosmetics industries have found it to be a popular ingredient to use in the manufacturing process for good reason. But until now, have you ever really explored why? Let’s find out together.
Did you know there has been no recorded medical literature documenting an allergy to topical shea butter at the date of us writing this? Despite it being a tree nut product, it is very low in proteins that trigger allergies. Hence its popularity in skin care therapy, something we take very seriously at Yendy.
It doesn’t clog pores & contains no chemical irritants that dry out the skin. In fact it does the opposite due to its composition of fatty acids such as, linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids. These oils become absorbed in the skin after application, restoring the barrier between your skin & the outside environment, enabling you to hold the moisture within your skin & keep you glowing as you should be.
Linoleic & oleic oil in particular, balance each other resulting in an easy skin absorption & a less oily finish once shea butter is applied. The range of shea butter means it is appropriate for almost any skin type & can aid a wide range of people in their skincare regime. All of these oils are working for you, in order for you to have the healthiest skin possible – now that’s what I call teamwork!
Remember how we were boasting about the range of shea butter? We’re going to keep hammering on that because not only is it truthful but it’s also very helpful. Some of you may currently have or had a past with skin irritations & conditions like acne & eczema. It’s important to find the solutions to move forward & feel comfortable in our own skin.
Shea butter is an excellent solution for the problem at hand, as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin, it triggers cytokines & other inflammatory cells, slowing down their production & minimises the skin irritation. Furthermore, due to its unique composition of fatty acids, it helps clear the skin of excess oil (sebum). Simultaneously, it helps restore moisture to your skin as mentioned above, so it doesn’t feel dry & stripped of oil. This results in a natural restoration of oils on the skin which could prevent acne before it even begins. It’s giving range, ladies & gentleman.
We don’t believe it’s necessarily vanity to be concerned with how you look & neither should you. You should take pride in your appearance, it’s another form of expression, like acting, writing, music, drawing – who says skincare, makeup or our dress sense can’t fit into the same box? Some weeks are harder than others in this regard, with such busy schedules it can feel like we barely have the time to take care of our skin & overall health. Never fret, we’ve got just the thing for you. It’s at this point I’d like to remind you that we are indeed still talking about shea butter.
Whether it’s skin irritations or issues with dryness, shea butter has the answers. That’s not all there is to it though. Because shea butter contains significant levels of vitamins A & E, it promotes strong antioxidant activity. Antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals, which if allowed to roam free unchallenged, would cause premature ageing & dull looking skin. We know you don’t want that & Yendy does not want that for you either.
Additionally, the moisturising & antioxidant properties working in tandem help generate new healthy cells. We get rid of somewhere between 30.000 & 40,000 old skin cells each day. With the right moisture balance on our skin, there will be fewer dead skin cells on the top of your skin, making way for the new cells being generated in the epidermis. Out with the old, in with the new.
Shea Butter has such a vast range of uses as well as effects on the skin & after reading this article I hope you now see how effective one product can be, when it is the right one. You may be thinking that all your skincare problems can be solved by this one holy grail, but you would be missing the more subtler point. Shea butter has a combination of fatty acids & vitamins in its composition, working cohesively in order to tackle skincare issues. Although, there’s an old proverb that says “no man is an island” & in this case, it’s no product is an island. Here at Yendy, we have curated products that consider what ingredients compliment each other in order to give the desired result of healthier skin. Shea Butter is just one of those ingredients in our moisturizer intended to give you the best skincare therapy you need, in the most accessible skincare regime for the people! Shea Butter is one necessity in your skincare regime, however we also have many more in our products we can’t wait to share with you, to get you comfortable & glowing in your own skin.