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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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Does shea butter lighten the skin?

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 olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Does olive oil aid acne prone skin?

Not really: you need to see a dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more

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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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Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

No: I think it would likely increase your risk for acne. ...Read more

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Is pure argan oil good for uneven skin & hair?

Yes: Has been shown to help tighten the skin so it's not as loose. Also shows to be able to give a better glow for the skin. ...Read more

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Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me

Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me

Depends: Whatever works for you is the best otherwise there would not be hundreds of moisturizer to choose from. The most important step is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing. There is some suggestion that shea butter may work better on Asian skin but that's just one opinion. ...Read more

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How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....

How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....

Get checked....: ...By your doctor for illness that can cause dry skin--mainly hypothyroidism--rule that out as a cause. Try using a vaporizer where you sleep. Shower in warm, not hot water. What are you taking 2 anti fungal drugs for? Could they be having some effect on your skin? See a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more

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Does 100% pure coconut oil clog your pores?

Does 100% pure coconut oil clog your pores?

Clog pores: Coconut oil does cover pores: for some skins this is a good thing as it's mild, natural antibiotic properties kills surface bacteria which can lead to acne/scar tissue; it can also suffocate skin or Meibomian Gland mites (ie, when used at night) which live in oil pores and lead to scar tissue. Still good to wash off completely after use. Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for more info ...Read more

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Does castor oil lightens skin tone?

Age Spots: Age spots or liver spots or you can also call them dark spots, are red or black colored freckles. These spots are very common in elderly people, as a result of natural aging process. Another possible cause of age spots is overexposure of the skin to the sun. You can use various remedies to get rid of these spots and one such remedy is to use castor oil for age spots. ...Read more

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Would coconut oil as a moisturiser cause facial hair growth?

Would coconut oil as a moisturiser cause facial hair growth?

No.: Coconut oil is a light moisturizer, and has a tendency to clog pores, and that's about it. Has no effect, one way or the other, on hair growth. ...Read more

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Coconut oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Whats virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

Whats virgin coconut oil benefits for skin hair and nails?

Moisturizer: It works well as a hair conditioner and as a skin moisturizer. It contains lauric acid which is antimicrobial. It is used in some cultures for wound care and for viruses. ...Read more

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