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Does Shea Butter Darken Skin
No: It does not unless color has been added ...Read more
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. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in africa. It does not lighten skin. ...Read more
Yes: Smooths it and moisturizes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in africa. It will not help with lightening. ...Read more
Oils: Oils do not penetrate well. They are protectors not hydrater's. ...Read more
I have oily skin type. Can I use unrefined shea butter to moisturize my skin? Does it clog my pores and cause acne?
Is evening primrose oil safe on skin? Want a natural eye cream. I have been using coconut oil and shea butter but heard it could help with lines.
Vit C or vit k: Check out eye creams with vit c or vit k. ...Read more
I have hyper pigmentation around my mouth/lips and a dark circle spot next to it. I have sensitive skin and I'm allergic to peanut butter or any type?
Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more
Black elbows I have black elbows. The skin around my elbows are dark/black. I soak with lemon juice I then exfoliate with a sugar scrub wash again with oatmeal soap and add cocoa butter with vitamin E \ I do this twice a day. One elbow lightened and the
See your doctor and ask for a prescription for hydroquinone. There are different strengths. Maybe start out with a lower percent and work your way up as tolerated. In the meantime if you want to cover up your dark elbows apply under eye concealer to your elbows (dab it on) and finish with a liittle powder.
Good luck. ...Read more