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Old 08-28-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
 
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Default Shea butter on your face?

I read that one NCer uses shea butter on her face as a moisturizer. If I have acne prone skin, will it just cause me to break out or will it be good for my skin?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:40 AM   #2
 
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I wouldnt put shea butter on my face only b/c its very thick. Try cetaphi facel moisturizer very nice...

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Old 08-29-2007, 08:14 AM   #3
 
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I tried the cetaphil, but it wasn't nice for me. I finally figured out that it was *causing* my breakouts. I switched to 2 drops of jojoba oil as a moisturizer and everything's been clearing up nicely!
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o. cool.. so what about your face wash? could that have been doing any damage?
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Hmmm....I don't think it's my face wash. I typically use black soap to cleanse my face, along with the occasional oil cleanse. All that controls my oiliness very nicely.
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I don't have overly sensitive skin, but I used to get cysts quite often.
I make my own nighttime moisturizer by melting together shea butter, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil. I also use black soapand oils to cleanse. I've had very few cysts since using these for about 6 months.
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allegedly... Shania Twain puts Bag Balm on her face!



it's got lanolin and vaseline in it!!!!

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Old 08-30-2007, 10:09 PM   #8
 
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"I make my own nighttime moisturizer by melting together shea butter, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil." - jeepcurlygirl

Hey, I do this too, except instead of cocoa butter I use extra-virgin olive oil along with the shea butter and jojoba oil. I also add some Co-enzyme Q-10 gel and vegetable glycerin to my formula. Makes a great basic night cream, and is very soothing to boot. I've healed up skin irritations with this, which is what I'm doing now after a foray into using some Aquaglycolic alpha-hydroxy cream. Somehow, my skin can take an AHA cleanser and toner, but not an AHA cream - instant irritation, even with a fragrance-free product!
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:35 AM   #9
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I find that a light application of a buttery cream as a nighttime moisturizer does wonders for my dry skin; I even use a little bit during the day in the winter time.
My absolute favorite moisterizer is Oyin's whipped pudding; I've been using this everyday on my face faithfully for almost a year, and my skin is loving it
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I use raw shea butter on my eyelids (makes a great eyemake-up base) and either that or shealoe butter on my neck and chin at night. Gotta try this:

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I make my own nighttime moisturizer by melting together shea butter, cocoa butter, and jojoba oil.
I also love shealoe or SheaMoisture body lotion for my skin.
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allegedly... Shania Twain puts Bag Balm on her face!



it's got lanolin and vaseline in it!!!!

I found a link to a site where it mentions this. I don't know if the bag balm is all she uses but I do know that she eats a very strict and clean diet, which probably means no junk food, sugar, so I would assume that also contributes to her great skin.

http://oss.mcgill.ca/everyday/vaseline.pdf
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