The only thing you should be using on your face!

So for the past 10 days I haven’t blogged. I was honestly busy, but found that the new venture I decided to do over the past 10 days would add to a great blog post on skin care!

What is Shea butter?


Shea butter is fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. Shea butter is a triglyceride derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturiser or lotion.

I’ve always been very picky with what I allow to go on my face. From the age of 10 when I started looking after and bathing myself, I came across Astral and have been using it since.

On the odd occasion I would try another face cream, such as Johnson’s face moisturising cream and I would find myself breaking out again. Back to Astral!


My mother puts signs on everything!

It was actually my mother who brought me onto the Shea butter hype. As a joke, she put all of my beauty products in a carrier bag with a sign on it saying “stop using these chemical products! Keep it simple!”

And beside that bag of my several daily face products was an old jar of honey my mother washed out and replaced with Shea butter.

Reasons to use Shea butter:

Dry skin
Akin rash
Skin peeling, after tanning
Blemishes and wrinkles
Itching skin
Shaving cream for a smooth silky shave

It’s been 10 days since I’ve religiously and lightly moisturised the smooth and creamy Shea butter onto my face. It’s hard refusing to use all of your other facial washes, scrubs, oils and ointments, but it makes life so much easier and quicker just using two basic products to use on my face every day!

I wash my face (and body) with Dove soap, towel dry, then lightly apply dabs of Shea butter.


I’ve certainly felt and seen the difference in my skin, I do feel tempted at times to use my trusted Astral as I haven’t faced any problems using it over the past 10 years, but it feels amazing knowing that there’s an additional product that my facial skin also loves.

More reasons to use Shea butter:

Small skin wounds
Skin cracks
Tough or rough skin
Stretch mark prevention 
Insect bites
Muscle fatigue, aches and tension

Ladies (and men) – I do recommend Shea butter. It’s completely natural and I believe it is for ALL skin types.

Where to buy Shea butter from:

(UK, EU & US) –
Don’t hesitate to drop a comment below and let me know your thoughts on Shea butter!

4 thoughts on “The only thing you should be using on your face!

  1. Zainab says:

    You are darn lucky..using Shea butter in this part of the world on the face will make you really dark because the weather is so so hot. I love love sheabutter..but I’d rather use it on other parts of my body during the day and face maybe at night


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