4. Collagen without injections.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and is one of the building blocks of skin. Shea butter contains triterpenes, a naturally occurring chemical compound that is thought to deactivate collagen fibre destruction, which can minimise the appearance of fine lines and make your skin look plumper and healthier.
5. It can soothe common skin conditions.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Shea butter can soothe skin that is itchy and inflamed. It’s therefore great for treating skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, as well as soothing sunburn and other skin burns.
6. It can give athlete’s foot the boot.
Shea butter has natural ingredients that fight skin infections caused by fungi. Although it might not be able to combat all types of fungal infections, it does kill the spores of fungi that cause ringworm and athlete’s foot.