How to fight winter effects of Eczema
Why is winter so bad and what can I do to help fend off effects?
So, after all that what can help my skin stay moist?
Shea butter nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E maintain the skin and keep it clear and healthy. They are particularly helpful for sun damaged skin and to help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. The Vitamin A in shea butter is important for improving skin conditions, including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, and dermatitis. Vitamin F acts as a protector and rejuvenator soothing rough dry or chapped skin and helps soften dry or damaged hair.Additionally, premium shea butter has properties that treat skin allergies, insect bites, sunburn and frostbite.
- Expressed from the seeds of the mango tree
- Moisturizing and offers minimal protection from the sun
- May help ease dry skin conditions
- May help slow down degeneration of skin cells
- Softer than shea and cocoa butter at room temperature, but still solid
- Creamy texture
- Blends well with other oils
- Little to no odor
- Nutrient dense, contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
- Makes an excellent hair conditioner because it absorbs quickly
- Use in lip balms, body butters, creams, and soaps
- Short shelf life, up to 4-6 months
- Can be frozen for up to a year
Cocoa butter is a mostly saturated fat that is derived from cocoa beans, which grow in Central and South America. It contains different amounts of specific fatty acids: myristic, lauric, stearic, palmitic, and arachidic. Cocoa butter is also full of antioxidants and has amazing health benefits. Aside from moisturizing your skin, it can also reduce inflammation and help your heart.
My Personal Formula
- 1/2 Oz of Shea Butter
- 1/2 Oz of Mango butter
- 1/4 oz of Cocoa Butter
- 1/4 oz of Jamaican castor oil
- 1/2 Oz of any carrier oil such as Maracuja oil, Almond Oil, or even Shea Nut Oil for creamy texture and best Absorbability