Does Sheabutter Darken The Skin ? FACTS AND FICTION
Updated: Jul 4, 2019
If we rule out the obvious factors that can cause the skin to darken such as diseases, pregnancy and birth control pills, some of the most common causes of darkened skin also known as hyperpigmentation are overexposure to sunlight and burns from bleaching /skin lightening creams which contain toxic chemicals such as mercury. Yet, a common myth in Africa is that Sheabutter commonly known as Ori, Okwuoma, Mai Kaddei darkens the skin. This erroneous information prevents a large number of women from using sheabutter. Let take a quick look at the chemical components of hand crafted, natural, unrefined sheabutter like Ariella Sheabutter.
Sheabutter is rich in:
v Vitamin A-moisturizes and protects the skin from free radicals damage, promotes rapid cell renewal and contributes to a youthful, healthy glow.
v Vitamin E-promotes healing and prevents premature aging.
v Lupeol- anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties.
v Polyphenols-anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties.
v Cinnamic acid-a natural sunscreen that blocks off ultraviolet radiation (UVB rays).
In conclusion, it is therefore authentic and factual to say sheabutter is the key to a glowing and healthy skin. Additionally, frequent hydration and exfoliation of the skin is also beneficial.