Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dry Skin and Eczema Skin Care - Shea Butter

Let me tell you a thing or two about eczema. First, it sucks. It creates extremely dry patches of skin all over - mine occurs mostly on my upper arms, the backs of my hands, and my legs. The itching is so intense at times that I have trouble not scratching it. It comes and goes with season, but I struggle with it at least 50% of the time. And its near impossible to keep your fake tan on. 

I have tried several things for solutions and have found only 3 products that do the trick.

1. Aveeno Body Wash - Keeps my skin from getting too dry after the shower.

2. Eucerin Body Cream - Clears away the patches quick, but is so oily you feel like a greased bear for hours. 

3. Steroid Prescription Cream - Works, but not cheap. 

Last week, I was approached by Alyssa to try out Shea Butter. I will admit that I was skeptical at first, as not much does the trick. But I decided to try it out anyway. 

24 Karite Gold Shea Butter contains antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins and can be used to treat eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and stretch marks. The sale of this product also benefits women in Africa!

At first glance, I thought "no way this is going to rub into my skin". It looks almost grainy. But I tried it anyway. It actually rubbed in fairly quickly, and I could tell it would moisturize very well. My only concern at this point was would I feel all greased up when I use the Eucerin lotion. The good news - nope! It felt oily for 20 minutes or so, but then was all absorbed in! I love this about the shea butter. I don't feel like all my clothes are sticking to me all day. 

I usually apply this after my shower, then go about my business getting ready for 20 minutes or so, then put on my clothes. The dryness goes away by the next day, and the itchiness subsides very soon after applying the shea butter. 

You can go HERE to purchase! If you suffer from this, this is definitely worth a try!  


  1. Wow that's crazy! I would have never thought that would rub in either... it looks almost more like a scrub! That sucks you suffer from eczema but I'm glad this helps relieve it for you!

    <3, Pamela

  2. Oh I kind of want to try this! I hate things that make me feel sticky!! I don't have eczema but I have very dry skin so this might help!

    <3 Shannon

  3. I was thinking this would be perfect to apply right after the shower and then I saw you mention that!

  4. My nieces and nephew have dry skin especially in the winter and have tried 1&2 on your list - I'll let her know about this as well!

  5. I'm glad you finally found a product that works for you!

  6. My oldest has eczema! We usually use coconut oil or Cetaphil. But I love that the sale of the shea butter benefits someone on the other side of the world. Might have to give it a try!

  7. I also have eczema, shea butter is great as is coconut oil. I make my own lotion bars with bees wax and coconut oil and sometimes I throw in shea butter or coco butter and it works wonders on my skin. I think the more natural and simple the better!

  8. I have never had eczema, thank goodness - I'm sorry you have to deal with it, but that's great that this works for you!

  9. Great post. I used to have eczema myself so it would've been nice to have something like this back then.


  10. Thanks for sharing this! All 3 of my children had eczema when they were born. It is much more mild now, but spring time is the worst!! When Cole plays outside it shows up more. XO

  11. I'd love to try this out! thanks for sharing!

  12. I appreciate that this brand is involved in a charity programme in africa!
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  13. glad you found something that helps you out!

    Brittani and Katie

  14. I have struggled with eczema pretty bad too and then my daughter did. My chiro said it's something you fix from the inside out so I found an essential oil that I've blogged about called DiGize and it helped it go away! I've never found anything that's helped and FINALLY did! I'm glad you found this product though that has helped you! I think a lot of people are different when it comes to what helps them.

  15. That looks fabulous for a good buffing. Glad you have found products that work for you. Skin care is tough!

  16. So grateful for this post! I too suffer, but am thankfully only limited to the backs of my arms. These are great suggestions which I'll be trying immediately! :) XO


  17. I have heard a lot about this stuff...that and coconut oil! :)
    xo Erin

  18. Not having that greasy feeling is so important when looking for skin products! This def looks like something I would try to alleviate dry skin!

  19. I never knew that's what it looked like in a pure form... interesting!

  20. Girl I love this post! I have so many little ones in my class that struggle with eczema and I am constantly asked if over the years I have heard of anything that works! I will definitely keep this post in mind! Ps. I definitely didn't know that is what it looks like either!!

    Brittney Marie
    Pretty Little Pursuits

  21. Oh that's great! I know a little kid with eczema- Ill suggest this to her mom if she doesn't already use it :)