Friday, August 08, 2008

Shea Butter Special Tip # 4


Using Shea Butter as a Cleanser or Make-Up Remover

Shea Butter can be used as a cleanser and make-up remover using the “oil cleansing method” which involves washing the face with shea butter or some other oil.

When you use oil to remove oily dirt you’re employing the chemical principle called “like dissolves like.” In other words, oils will dissolve other materials that have a similar chemical structure. As an example let’s look at Shea Butter. The atoms in Shea Butter (the solvent) are held together by covalent bonds. Now, if the solute is greasy makeup or skin oils (aka sebum), it also consists of atoms that are hooked together with covalent bonds. So that means that Shea Butter is similar enough to dissolve all the gunk on your face. Cool, huh?!

So next time you need to remove dirt or make-up from your face, grab your favorite Shea Butter and massage into your face in circular motions. Wipe off with a gentle cloth for clean healthy face.

Steph Hutchins,

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