You should not be using Shea Butter in a "cream" on your face! The other ingredients included in the cream can contribute to your severe acne breakout. Your 100% refined, organic, or raw shea butter should look almost like a thick hard cream colored paste(or softer if allowed to sit in a warm room). It should smell very "nutty". If it feels hard, it should soften as soon as your warm fingers touch it.
I am a 36 yr old woman of African/White descent with severe adult acne. I have been using Max Clarity for 2 months now, with "ok" acne clearing results but it causes SEVERELY dry skin. Overly dry skin can cause acne too, as I've found out. I decided to google shea butter because I had some 100% Shea Butter that I had bought from an herbal shop about 2 years ago, just sitting there. Once I saw all the benefits of this stuff, I decided to try it on my face and other dry spots first. I have been using the shea butter for 2 weeks now.
For my face: It felt so greasy, I was discouraged at first. I am so programmed against placing anything on my face that feels greasy at all. My skin is already extra oily, so it would seem that anything that makes it oiler would be a bad thing, right? Wrong! The first time I used the shea butter on my face, I tried to wear it under my make-up. Don't try to wear it under make-up or it will feel like you're wearing a mask, lol. I highly recommend that you buy the Black Soap that others have described. The use of the Black Soap will help to heal the scars and clear the excess shea butter from your skin while leaving behind the essential oils from the butter. I use the shea butter after washing with my Max Clarity regimen at night only. After applying the shea butter on my entire face, I WIPE IT DRY WITH A PAPER TOWEL. The shea butter will still be in your pores where it's needed. My skin feels AMAZING(smooth/dry) and no acne!
When I used the shea butter on the my knees and elbows, the extra dry skin began cle