Unrefined shea butter can help treat acne and other minor skin problems because it's a natural moisturizer with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, according to Better Shea Butter. The butter doesn't clog pores and is a good home remedy for recurring acne breakouts.
Applying shea butter to acne-prone skin helps prevent and fight irritation. This natural product is packed with vitamins. Unrefined shea butter products have no added fragrances or additives that may irritate sensitive skin, says Better Shea Butter. For best results, it's important to apply the product using a clean sponge to avoid introducing more bacteria to the affected area. It's a good idea to apply the product before going to sleep so that the skin can fully absorb it overnight.