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Skin Types that Benefit from Shea Butter

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Shea butter is a natural vegetable fat that comes from processing nuts from the shea tree.

Shea butter is a common ingredient that can be beneficial for certain skin types. Medical News Today curated a list of ways that shea butter can help with certain skin concerns.

Dry Skin

Shea butter is known for its moisturizing properties as an emollient, so it's no surprise that it works well with dry skin. However, is its a thicker butter and can lead to clogged pores, so those with acne-prone skin should avoid this. 

Inflamed Skin

Those with inflamed skin also benefit from shea due to its anti-inflammatory properties. 

Aging Skin

Lastly, those looking to combat aging can look to shea butter, as it may work with cell migration, collagen deposition and cell proliferation.

There is also a pilot study from the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology that suggests the possibility of shea butter fighting wrinkles.