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My 4min Shea Butter facial. Smoother skin in Minutes!

  • 3/14/2013
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Ok so i realize that it seems like i have really good clear skin.. Actually i don't. Or should i say i never exactly had it all rosy. Being a severe Acne and pimples sufferer for a long period of time, i still have blemishes here and there from old acne scars. Plus my skin hasn't exactly become Perfect.
Not like that is ever going to happen. Hehe.
Over time, i have researched and learned several ways to care for my skin without breaking the bank. Everything from Honey, Lemon, Green tea, Vitamin E and my favorite of all, Shea butter! You probably already know the many benefits of Shea Butter already.

Now straight to my Shea Butter facial.. I assure you, you'd feel like you have the smoothest baby skin once you are done. What you'd need:
-Natural, raw (unprocessed) Shea butter
-Facial scrub (Preferably one with lots of scrubbing beads)
-Warm water
-Facial mask (Preferably a natural mask of Honey/Lime/Avocado/Egg white)

Here's what i do:
STEP 1. Apply a generous quantity of Shea butter on your face. The idea is to let it sit on your face, not get absorbed, so you'd need a much larger quantity than the regular application. Massage with your fingers in circular motions, applying pressure in problem areas of your face (spots, blemishes, scars). Let this sit on your face for 5minutes. (You could keep it on for as long as 20minutes if you have the time)

STEP 2. Now over the Shea butter, apply a good quantity of your facial scrub and scrub your face in easy circular motions. If you do not have a facial scrub with lots of beads, Sugar would be a good replacement here. Just take a level spoon of sugar and apply over the Shea butter on your face and scrub.

STEP 3. Do not wash off immediately. Allow to sit for another 2minutes just so the Shea butter and Scrub mixture can penetrate your already open pores.

STEP 4. Now wash off with warm water. This would help open up your pores even more.

STEP 5. This is the perfect time to have your Face Mask work its magic. At this point you have had a good does of vitamin E and moisture from the Shea butter and your pores are ready to accept whatever is given to it. If you do not have a facial mask, the natural route would be best!
Apply honey, or lime, or egg white, or avocado to your face and leave on for 5 minutes. These are all natural and work effectively on your skin. For best results, wash off mask with warm water.

Now tell me your skin doesn't feel brand new?
If you have done this right, you'd notice an instant difference in how your skin feels.

NOTE: Be careful not to scrub your face too often. When you do what i call "over-scrubbing" you'd be doing more harm than good to your skin. Ideally you should scrub only once a week, too much of that and you'd be doing quite the opposite of what you intend and ripping your skin of nutrients that it needs to heal or stay vibrant.

The Shea Butter facial can be done every 2days for a start and then gradually reduce to twice a week.
Ensure to incorporate Shea butter in your daily skin care routine. I use my shea butter 4 times every week as a nighttime moisturizer.
The best Shea Butter is the raw unprocessed kind with the natural nutty smell you might not like initially. You can get this easily from your local market.   Shea butter should be yellowish or ivory colored. White Shea Butter can be found, and usually has this color because it has been highly refined.

Just a quick reminder of how so good Shea Butter is:

People of all ages and skin types utilize shea butter because of its many uses.  Every house should have a jar of Shea butter for smoother skin or for treatment of minor skin injuries around the house. Shea butter can be used to treat various skin problems including dry skin, psoriasis, burns, blemishes, eczema, wrinkles and stretch marks. Other uses: Adds and maintain moisture to dry and brittle hair, revitalizes, repairs breakage & split ends and promotes hair growth. 

For Healing
  • Eczema, Infant eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry skin, dry scalp and hair
  • Psoriasis
  • Cracked skin
  • Cracked, bleeding skin
  • Cuticle repair
  • Itchy Skin
  • Muscle fatigue, tension & aches
  • Rough heels
  • Rheumatism
  • Arthritis
  • Sunburn relief
  • Skin rashes, diaper rash
  • Scars
  • Surgical incisions and scars
  • Skin blemishes, dark spots
  • Stretch mark minimization
For Anti-Aging
  • Wrinkle, fine line reduction
  • Reactivation of collagen synthesis
  • Increases skin balance,elasticity and tone.
  • Eliminates dull, grayish complexion
For Prevention
  • Stretch marks during pregnancy
  • Wrinkle formation
  • Dry, chapped, itchy skin
  • Skin peeling
For Skin Protection
  • Amazing skin moisturizer
  • Maintaining healthy skin
  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Shaving Cream

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  1. I love this, sure gonna try it dis weekend.

  2. Thank you Eva for this info...God bless you! Now i can stay happy with a healthy and beautiful skin. Ebele(@tweetyellz)

  3. hmmmmm Cool...but what is the effect when one grows old...Just asking

    1. No effect. It's not a bleaching cream

  4. Nice one Eva! Plz kindly tell me d moisturizer or facial cream u apply on ur face after washing of d facial mask. I keep having breakouts so don't really know a good facial moisturize to use. Thanx for ur response. Jay

  5. Hiya Eva!!! Many thanks for this!!! All these are things u can buy at the market near u, without having too break a bank!!!! I'm gonna try this constantly!!!!

    That being said, i think ur makeup always looks fab except that it usually doesn't blend with ur skin, for example, the picture above and amy others I have seen, ur face differs from ur neck. facial makeup colour should also blend with ur skin colour lest one looks like a chameleon...I think it is wrong choice of powder or foundation.....

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  7. I never knew this... Thanx 4 d info girl.

  8. Ummm...dis facial shld b done before or after bathing?

  9. i just tried this now and i saw a wow effect !!! tnks eva .

  10. Aunty Eva I'm already addicted to ur blog, I love ur style, plz adopt me as ur kid sister, I promise to be on my best behavior I promiiiiiiiiiiissssssssseeeeeee :d Faust

  11. thx for d info dear. lots of love

  12. Pls is it true shea butter makes one dark? Pls reply

  13. I ve been using shea butter for d past 4 days on my face, and it works wonders!

  14. Hope it works cuz i want a perfect skin. Too young to be lookin old already and finally i'd be proud of my body.

  15. I started using shea butter 2day ago and av started seeing changes

  16. nice!i'll try it and get back to u.I pray it works cos i have broken out so much that pple keep asking wot went wrong with my face.I'll be grateful if it works.God bless.

  17. Tnx £Va....God bless yur hustle!

  18. Tnx £Va....God bless yur hustle!

  19. I av a serious sunburn on my face i cant go out bcus am lookn too old pls i av don all i could do wit different kinds of fruits juice plus raw shea butter but its becoming worse dan ever, pls tel me wat 2 do.

  20. Shea Butter is a gentle and effective moisturiser. It contains oleic acid, a saturated fatty acid which is highly compatible with the sebum This super-rich and creamy Body Butter is a feast for the skin. It melts straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth. You can find African Shea Butter here.

  21. Hi, this is a very encouraging solution for skin. The points you have mentioned shea butter for skin will be very effective for the people. I would like to try it.


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Eva Alordiah
Lagos, Nigeria