Dry skin can be a problem no matter what season you're in. In winter it's cold outside air and heated air inside buildings that sucks the hydration straight out of unprotected skin. In arid, desert environments or high mountain altitudes even summer can be hard on skin with strong winds, bright sun, and low humidity. Hand washing and hot showers can strip your natural skin oils, leaving your hands and body virtually unprotected.
Luckily while nature is creating our problems it also supplies solutions. The people of Western and Central Africa have faced harsh, dry conditions for decades, and shea butter is one of their favorite remedies from the earth. This rich plant butter soothes and coats skin with lipids and other therapeutic substances to restore elasticity and comfort.
Shea butter themed products have become popular in recent years, but often manufactured products contain only a small percentage of this valuable butter. If you want the real deal with pure, natural shea you can make your own whipped shea butter at home with just 5 ingredients. We're putting you in control of your dry skin destiny, so click "read more" to continue to our recipe.