If the skin is stressed: pamper & strengthen
Where is your skin stressed? Tipps for more resiliance
If the skin is pushed to its limits by stressful influences, it will at some point become dry, rough and brittle, gets calluses, tears or inflammations.
Unrefined shea butter is then ideal to completely repair it, and even prevent further damage. It contains a unique „natural recipe“ that sustainably strengthens the skin and grants it more resilience. More about Shea butter
In what cases is your skin especially stressed? Here are tipps to not only prevent visible damage, but also to make your skin sustainably healthy and strong:
Poor hands – stressed in job and household
Our hands’ skin probably takes the roughest beating. The household alone requires frequent contact with water and irritants. In many jobs this gets even more extreme. Frequent contact with water, disinfectants, cleaning agents and chemicals like dyes, building materials and more. If you work in nursing or cleaning jobs, as a barber or builder, you maybe able to tell a tale or two about that.
Shea butter by KARITÉ naturelle makes dry and rough hands soft and supple again. Its composition of precious fatty acids and nutrients supports the natural protective barrier and provides the skin with moisture, improves its regeneration and calms down irritations. Additionally it leaves a thin protective layer on the skin.
- Apply at least in the morning and in the evening, but ideally inbetween and after washing your hands. Do not forget your fingernails.
- Additionally now and again apply a generous layer – in the evening or in the night – and let it sit for a few hours (consider light cotton gloves for sleeping).
- Shea butter has more intense effects with added argan oil. Or: Use the naturally pure oil itself, or in addition to the butter. More about Argan oil
Maltreated feet – blisters from the shoes
Feet do not have a lot of freedom inside the shoes. They are pressed from all sides, and stressed by straps or high heels. The skin can only protect itself by creating a layer of horny skin, sometimes even tough, painful calluses.
The shea butter by KARITÉ naturelle, when regularly used, softens horny skin and calluses and makes them disappear after a while. As it provides the skin with fat and moisture and prevents it from drying out, it stays supple and elastic. It doesn’t react as severely to pressure anymore.
- In cases of tough horny skin and calluses, apply twice a day, or at least one good dosage, and thoroughly massage it in.
- Additionally apply a generous dosage once or twice a weeks and let it sit over night (with light cotton socks)
- After the tougher skin has disappeared, apply it once a day as a prophylactic after showering.
Tired lips – brittle from make-up and the climate
Contrary to the rest of our skin, the lips do not have any tallow glands that naturally produce fat and prevent them from drying out. Wind, cold, and dry air rob them of moisture because of that. Additionally we often wetten our lips with our tongue, but the evaporation dries them out even more. Some lipsticks, even though they are glossy on the surface, can take this process even further along. This way lips can become brittle and tear easily.
Shea butter by KARITÉ naturelle protects the lips with an invisible protective layer from drying out, and gives them a natural shine. Other than lip balms with paraffin oil, shea butter isn’t „addictive“ as it is similar to our own skin fat and doesn’t prevent the skin from breathing even though it provides a protective layer.
- Apply the butter as a nurturing balm and distribute it by rubbing the lips together – like any other lipstick. In extreme cold or in cases of dry heater air, apply a thicker film.
- If the lips are already chapped, use honey as a healing „mask“, and afterwards apply shea butter.
Scars – extremely tough due to healing problems
When deeper wounds – for example from injuries or surgery – heal, complications may arise: The growth of new skin promotes a surplus in connective tissue fibres that create a tough, sometimes bulging tissue. It is less elastic and doesn’t go along with movement as regular skin does, which can result in discomfort or even pain.
Irritations and rashes – Sore skin, bedsore, breastfeeding
If the skin is deprived of fresh air, pressure relief or time to regenerate for a while, it suffers – and develops redness, irritations and inflammations, even rashes. Examples: The sore and often inflamed infant’s bottom that shows skin irritations due to diapers and the contact with feces; Bedsore in case of longer illnesses caused by certain skin areas being exposed to pressure; Sore nipples due to breastfeeding.
Shea butter by KARITÉ naturelle has preventive and healing effects in these cases. It relaxes the stressed skin, keeps it smooth and supple, and provides it with all the nutrients it needs to strengthen its resilience with a fine protective layer.
- Regularly apply the shea butter to stressed areas. Apply to the sore infant’s bottom after every diaper change – and let the baby move around without a diaper once in a while.
- Curd compresses help in cases of inflamed nipples – afterwards, cream with shea butter.
- In cases of very thin and sensitive skin – for examples in cases of bedsore – use shea butter with argen oil added in, as it is especially easy to apply. More about Argan oil
The danger of tears – though pregnancy, childbirth, growth
During pregnancy, two hormones are responsible for making the tissue more elastic than usual, but a large baby belly does tear the skin a lot – and consistently. Especially in cases of dry skin you run the danger of tearing the connective tissue, which later is visible as the so-called stretch marks.
It is similar to children and youths who sometimes have growth spurts so extreme the skin can’t keep up – and ends up tearing. Later this remains visible as fine scars. The perineum is also so stressed during childbirth, that it may easily tear.
Shea butter by KARITÉ naturelle promotes a balanced, healthy provision of fat and moisture for the skin, keeping it elastic and soft. Together with massages and sports it can strengthen the skin so that it can stretch more without tearing.
- At latest when the belly starts stretching, massage it at least once a day with shea butter in order to prevent stretch marks. Also apply to breasts, bottom and hips. The butter may be applied generously.
- Also start applying to the perineum some time before childbirth, in order to prepare it and make it more supple. If it has already torn, shea butter helps with the healing process.
- Encourage children and youths to cream after showing so their skin remains soft and supple.
What stresses the skin throughout the year
If the skin is stressed only temporarily and briefly, it usually takes that quite well.
It becomes more critical when this situation takes more than a few days. Be that sunbathing, solarium visits, swimming or lengthy wellness baths during vacation or leisure time, long stretches of heat or cold. That throws the protective barrier of the skin out of balance, dries and tires the skin. It supports free radicals that can damage skin cells in the long term and opens the doors to many a problem.
Shea butter by KARITÉ naturelle builds in advance. Due to its natural active ingredients it supports and strengthens the natural protective barrier, makes it more resilience against external stress factors. It moisturises the skin extensively, slows down damages by free radicals and calms down irritations, promoting accelerated regeneration.
- In critical times apply to the skin daily. Definitely apply after every shower or bath. Use a small dosage for the face and a generous dosage for the body.
- Also helpful: Apply generously and let it sit, wrapped into soft towels.
- As a special extra care for face, neck and décolleté, KARITÉ naturelle also offers naturally pure argan oil and pure prickly pear pit oil. Both oils can be used in their pure form, or as an added „maintenance plus“ in our shea butter. More about Argan oil and Prickly pear pit oil