Shea Butter Skin Hacks for Natural Skincare

Moisturising shea butter is no stranger to the beauty world and for good reason. It’s well known for its hydrating properties and ability to improve your skin’s overall appearance. If you haven’t yet added shea butter to your skincare routine, you’re missing out on some serious glow business.

Shea butter is a fatty substance extracted from the nuts of the African shea tree. The reason this natural ingredient is found in so many cosmetic products is because it is rich in vitamins and fatty acids. Shea butter is usually an off-white or ivory colour and has a thick and creamy consistency.

If you want to use shea butter in its raw state, make sure that it’s organic and not refined. Refined shea butter has no colour or scent and most of the amazing skin properties are lost. It can be applied directly to your skin and is super easy to spread. Simply scoop up some shea butter with your fingers and generously rub it into your skin until it's fully absorbed.

One of the many great things about shea butter for skin is that you can switch it up with other ingredients or oils too. Here are some easy-to-follow skin hacks with shea butter to help brighten up your natural skincare routine.

Homemade body butter

Do you want silky smooth skin that glows? If you nodded yes, this is the hack for you. All you need to make DIY skincare butter is ½ cup of coconut oil, ½ cup of shea butter, and a few drops of your favourite essential oil and you’re good to go. Your dry skin will melt away thanks to this rich, buttery goodness.

Face mask

Schedule a pamper day, because it’s time for face masks! Treat your skin to an ultra-hydrating DIY treatment made with simple yet effective natural ingredients. Take one tablespoon of shea butter and add one tablespoon of raw honey with four drops of grapeseed oil. Mix well and apply to an already clean face. Let it sit for 10 minutes and wash it off. It’s good for your skin and saves you unnecessary costs too.

Pimple cream

Blemishes are a natural part of life but can knock your confidence. While this can be attributed to your hormones, genetics, and diet, you can help them fade with this easy DIY pimple cream. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shea butter to relieve inflamed skin. Tea tree oil has fantastic anti-inflammatory effects known to relieve pain and inflammation.

Body wash

Natural is the way to go, and what better way to get started with skincare than by being environmentally conscious? Take ½ cup of shea butter and sunflower oil and add in a cup of eco-friendly liquid castile soap. You can use another vegetable oil like olive oil if you prefer. Get ready to make a few batches of this natural goodness because you’ll fall in love with this luxurious lather!

Dawn Shea Butter & Almond Oil body lotion

Of course, the easiest way to include shea butter in your beauty regime is by using a body lotion or cream that contains this special ingredient. Dawn’s Shea Butter & Almond Oil body lotion contains 100% natural moisturiser with the reviving properties of shea butter. This amazing body lotion delivers 48-hour moisturisation and is perfect for very dry skin. Sustainably sourced in Africa, it’s our little secret to natural skincare to help you feel beautiful in your skin.