SHEA BUTTER LIPS
Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Have you used shea butter for lips before? Now that the colder months are fast approaching, we need to be realistic and prepare. It’s so annoying when you come in from the freezing cold and your lips are so dry that they crack and become sore. Right?. Who want’s chapped lips anyway, I know I certainly don’t! In fact our lips can become chapped when they’re exposed to dry air for too long. Plane journeys are the worst for this, literally sucking the moisture out of your skin and hair, including our lips. And yes, hot weather can also dry out your lips.
So basically, shea butter for lips should be an essential staple in our beauty cabinet! Let’s see how we can use shea butter for the lips and how you can make the most of it! Why Shea Butter For Lips… Shea butter is actually an oil, a very thick one, that can penetrate the skin and keep its cells healthy. For this reason shea butter is added to all sorts of cosmetics in the beauty industry, including face creams, lip balms and hair products. We often forget our lips need moisture too. Let’s talk about the vitamins that help to lubricate our lips, which will make you want to use shea butter for lips all of the time. Vitamin A prevents dryness in the first place and is soothing to sore lips. Vitamin E lubricates the lips and is also soothing. Vitamin F is a moisture sealer. Vitamin K stops and prevents bleeding. Bleeding! Yes, that’s the worst part of chapped, dry lips. As shea butter is highly emollient, this means that it’s excellent at preventing dryness. It penetrates the skin deeply and contains 60% fat, such as oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids. Essential fatty acids are needed for the production of collagen, which is the building blocks of our skin and hair vitality and structure. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-aging, so for lips, this is excellent for keeping them plump and smooth. Sore lips can be soothed by the anti-inflammatory properties of shea butter and the nutrition that will penetrate the lips to keep them healthy
How to Use Shea Butter for Lips You can simply apply shea butter to the lips just like that if you want. There are no rules here. If you want to get rid of flaking lips, you can use a mild cleanser to wash your lips first, and then apply a small amount of shea butter to trap the water used to cleanse between your lips and the shea butter. Brush your lips in circular, gentle motions with a soft bristled toothbru