Body Butter and what it can do to your skin!
What Is Body Butter?
Body butter is an amazing skin moisturizer that typically contains butters & oils. Our Body Butter is most notable for being thicker than body lotions and moisturizers which is why you’re more likely to find body butters in a jar than a bottle so you can easily scoop out your desired amount of body butter.
Body butters are also known to be more effective at nourishing and rejuvenating dry skin, whether used all over or only on problem patches, such as elbows and knees. In our Body Butter, you will find nourishing shea, cocoa, mango, kokum and jojoba oil as some of star players. These ingredients are known for their hydrating, moisturizing properties making them a must-have component in our body butter.
During the winter months, body butter will be your skincare best friend. If you have been using a light body lotion, it might be time to consider swapping it for a rich body butter.
How Do You Use Body Butter?
The best way to use body butter is to apply it after your daily shower or bath. Once you’ve enjoyed your daily shower or bath, pat your body dry with a towel. As a top tip, leave a little body butter on your skin and do not rub or dry your skin completely.
Then, apply a generous scoop of body butter directly to your skin and gently massage into skin using firm, broad strokes until full absorbed. Try to avoid using too much at once and remember you can always apply another layer on top if you feel like your skin needs extra moisturization throughout the day.
When applying your body butter, pay special attention to your elbows, knees, hands and feet. These are all areas that are more prone to dryness meaning they will benefit greatly from a generous layer of body butter to really help nourish these problem areas.
Top Tips and Advice for Using Body Butter:
Lock in moisture by using body butter straight after your shower
You can use body butter at any time of day or night. But the best way to make sure you’re sealing in moisture is to use body butter within 5 minutes of showering.
Hot water can dry out your skin so make sure your water is running warm (…but not too warm!) then post-shower, massage your chosen hydrating body butter all over your skin to help lock in moisture.
If you have dry skin, it’s best to use body butter daily. Meanwhile, if you have normal or oily skin you may only need to use body butter every 2-3 days, as a weekly treatment or just to treat problematic dry patches.
Apply body butter before bed for an overnight moisture treatment
One of our favorite tips for making the most of your body butter is to apply it just before bed for an intensive overnight moisturizing treatment.
When applying the body butter before bed, it’s best to only lightly massage the body butter into skin. This is because whilst you sleep, the rest of the body butter on your skin will have more time to work it’s magic and soak into our skin.
For an extra nourishing skincare treat, apply body butter liberally to your feet before putting on a pair of cosy socks and getting into bed for the night. Socks will help lock the moisture in, perfect for nourishing dry, tired feet.