According To Candace Ray

How adding Pure Shea Butter to my beauty routine changed my skin

When you go from being a kid to crawling into your adult years, everything about you changes. Your voice, your body, your mindset, and definitely your skin. Most of the time, things get worse before they get better and your preteen to teen years are filled with awkward growth spurts, emotional breakdowns and millions of zits. Or was that just me?

In a sense, your adult years, with skin in particular, can be the same way and I can definitely testify to that. Your skin changes over time but adult acne is very real and very annoying. Breakouts can be extremely common for different reasons. Diet, family history,  and skin sensitivity can be very big factors and disruptions of the skin. With those ugly breakouts, ugly scars can be left behind but guess what? There’s a great way to get rid of them.

I used to have a row of dark marks on my upper lip due to acne scars that made me look like I had a mustache. It was horrible. I never wanted to leave the house without any coverup. My fear was that people would look at my skin from far away and think I had a 5 o’clock shadow. It was embarrassing. I didn’t want to depend on makeup daily so I needed a solution.

I’ve always heard about coco butter being a low key way of getting rid of scars and blemishes. I used it from time to time but never for my face. After washing my face with my Ambi exfoliating cleanser, I started to use the coco butter as a nightly moisturizer. One day, while in the hair supply store I came across a tub of pure African Shea Butter. On the label, it stated that it rids your skin of dryness, scars, blemishes, and can also be used as a hair conditioner. I figured a product that had all of this rolled into one and is a part of almost every popular moisturizer you can think of, has to be worth a try. So, I replaced the coco butter with the pure shea butter as my daily moisturizer.

I would wash my face twice a day. Once in the morning using my Ambi exfoliating cream face wash and following up with Hey Honey’s day and night moisturizer and the other time was at night before bed using the same face wash but following up with the pure shea butter as the moisturizer for the night. I would also put the Shea Butter on my lips to keep them from drying out overnight. More often than not, I would only use the Hey Honey product if I was going to wear makeup. Its very light weight and not as greasy feeling as the shea. Otherwise, pure shea butter was my only moisturizer of choice. After about 2 1/2 weeks, my skin had changed so much. The dark marks were fading and my skin began to look brighter and healthier. I was very happy.

Using the shea butter twice a day was doing wonders for my face and built my confidence to go out without makeup. After the shea butter began to give me better results, I started using brightening masks to keep my face luminous and even (masks are a different blog for another day, don’t worry!)

I suggest using this product as your regular moisturizer to help with blemishes and scars. It’s not an overnight process. It takes time but it’s completely worth it and will give outstanding, long lasting results in the head. Don’t say I never gave you a tip 🙂



Candace Ray

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