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An All Natural Stretch Mark Treatment Using Shea Butter

A stretch mark treatment option that’s becoming quite popular is all natural shea oil and shea butter. Shea is a very unique skin emollient and moisturizer which comes in many forms such as butters and oils as well as scrubs and body washes. It’s ability to heal and reduce stretchmarks has made it a popular treatment option. So how can you use shea products to fade your stretch marks? Simply follow the tips below.

If you have an Caribbean or African grocer in your area, you should be able to find pure shea oil. If there isn’t one in your local city, find an organic store, such as the Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods Store or Herbal Remedies Store and purchase it from there. To treat your stretchmarks effectively, you’ll want to be certain that you are buying shea from a reputable source; one that’s giving you pure shea butter or oil. Be aware, that there are many shea butter knockoffs.

Generally 4 ounces of shea butter will cost you about $20, but it’s worth it. Also note that oils are actually better for stretch marks than butters since oils penetrate below the skin’s surface and infuse moisture much easier. Here’s how you can turn the shea butter into shea oil.

Pure shea in the form of a rock, can be broken up and mixed with olive oil. Grab large chunks of it and put it inside a new 8oz lotion bottle that you can find in a drugstore cosmetic aisle. Add about a half cup of olive oil then close the bottle and give it a shake. You’ll notice that the shea butter will probably be a bit hard at room temperature. So place it on the shower floor to liquefy it a bit. Use the loofah to exfoliate your skin in the shower. Once out of the shower, apply the shea butter mixture all over your skin.

You can also use shea oil in your diet to reduce stretch marks. In America, shea is used in cosmetics while shea oil and butter is popular in Africa as a seasoning and cooking oil. It will not only infuse your body and skin tissues with added protection from stretchmarks and scarring, but will also serve as a healthy alternative to the cooking oils that we primarily use in the U.S.

A stretch mark treatment like shea butter is not only more affordable than some stretch mark creams on the market, it’s much more effective.

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