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Doctor insights on: Does Shea Butter Darken Skin

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Can shea butter lighten your skin?

Can shea butter lighten your skin?

No: I do not think there is any evidence to show that shea butter lightens the skin. ...Read more

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Does shea butter lighten the skin?

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

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Does shea butter lightens the skin or darkens it?

Neither: Shea butter is an excellent moisturizer, but it neither lightens nor darkens the skin. ...Read more

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Does shea butter lighten skin?

Does shea butter lighten skin?

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

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Can shea butter be used to lighten skin?

No: You should see a dermatologist or aesthetic doctor to place you on skin lighteners or a hydroquinone based product to cause skin lightening. ...Read more

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Is Shea butter good for skin healing? What are other good stuff for this purpose?

Is Shea butter good for skin healing? What are other good stuff for this purpose?

Recommended: Because is a great moisturizer for dry skin, and it can be used on a daily basis. If concerned, see a dermatologist for consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is african shea butter good for my dry skin?

Is african shea butter good for my dry skin?

Moisturizer: Any moisturizer is good to use for dry skin. Just use it regularly. Also make sure to use a sun screen or sun block. ...Read more

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Shea butter for skin lightening, does this work?

Shea butter: There is no evidence to suggest that it does. There are several topical creams that do have evidence, hydroquinone being the best. Kojic acid and licorice have also shown some evidence that they can produce lightening on the skin. ...Read more

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Does shea butter cream make one darker and remove stretch marks? Or does it just maintain skin colour?

Shea butter: Is primarily used to keep the skin most, especially in dry winter weather. It has no long lasting impact on skin color as far as I know. Peace and good health. Vitamin E oil on scars can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, . ..) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.

Yes: Oil ingredients that are healthful to ingest are normally healthy to use on the skin where they are often absorbed into the body. Many commercial products contain preservatives that are actually toxic or alter hormone states. ...Read more

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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

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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

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: 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