Whether you love it, hate it or feel indifferent to it, you probably have a little bit of cellulite somewhere. Often found on the thighs and buttocks, cellulite is very common- but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good thing. Cellulite creams, scrubs and other cosmetic treatments abound, but are the results they promise long lasting and worth the investment? While quick fixes can be tempting, cellulite is something that needs to be addressed for the long haul, and while there are many skincare ingredients that help this process along, here’s how Shea butter in particular can help to get rid of cellulite and restore the skin to a healthy, elastic state.

Cellulite is a sign that the connective tissues in the skin don’t have all they need to remain elastic and full. And it’s this lack of elasticity and collagen within your connective tissues that results in dimpling. Cellulite is also a sign that blood flow to this part of your skin is less than optimal, and so toxins and stagnant lymph don’t get moved out of your tissues. Raw Shea butter is helpful for both because it helps to increase capillary circulation to the skin and is high in collagen promoting vitamins.

Shea butter is particularly high in vitamin A, and this just happens to be one of the most effective substances for increasing collagen formation and facilitating tissue repair in the skin. It helps to restore skin to a stronger, more resilient and collagen filled version of itself. This helps with cellulite because the vitamin A goes to work repairing and rebuilding the damaged collagen fibers that originally made your skin smooth and plump instead of sad and dimpled.

Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, and it is this unique substance that helps to facilitate increased capillary blood flow to the skin. By massaging a little bit of Shea butter into your skin everyday, you help to move along the stagnant cellulite causing lymph and encourage oxygenating and nourishing blood flow to move into the previously struggling and cellulite filled area.

Shea butter is simple, easy and a pleasure to use. Not only does it moisturize and protect, it also helps to gently, thoroughly and effectively get rid of cellulite. You can support the healthy structure of your skin by using our popular Smooth Body Cellulite cream to bring back your collagen and flush out unwanted and stagnant lymph.