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Shea Butter Basics

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Shea Butter Basics

  What is Shea Butter? Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) comes from the natural fat obtained from the karite tree grown in the savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Western countries are just beginning to recognize the significant benefits of shea butter, something the Africans have known for thousands of years. Shea butter is particularly effective moisturizer because it contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. The rich fatty acid content in shea butter makes it an excellent additive to soap, shampoos, creams, cosmetics, lotions and lipbalms. To be the most beneficial, shea...

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Green Tea Benefits

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Green Tea Benefits

Green Tea Skin Benefit #1Fight Free Radicals Green tea contains a cocktail of potent antioxidants called catechins, which help fight damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that are missing an electron - they are inherently unstable, and always trying to steal an electron from the other molecules around them. Free radicals can form in your skin for a variety of reasons, including exposure to toxins. However, the most common cause of free radicals in skin cells is UV radiation from sunlight, which causes up to 90% of all signs of premature aging.   Green Tea Skin Benefit #2Neutralize...

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