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does shea butter darken skin

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Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: It does not unless color has been added
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
No : I generally recommend 30 SPF.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
No: it does not
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
No: I do not think there is any evidence to show that shea butter lightens the skin.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Neither: Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer, but it neither lightens nor darkens the skin.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Smooths it and moisturizes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emil Shakov
16 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No: You should see a dermatologist or aesthetic doctor to place you on skin lighteners or a hydroquinone based product to cause skin lightening.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Arslanian
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes it is good for keeping skin moisturizers and smooth but should not be used on open wounds. Typically recommend this after complete healing of a sk ... Read More
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