How To Use Body Butter
You’ve heard body butters are good for you, but why? And how should you use it? We’re answering your questions below…
What are body butters?
Body butters are a rich and thick moisturisers derived from nut, been and seed fat. They can be made of one ingredient (e.g. shea butter) or mixed together with different butters from different sources. They are natural products, and depending on the source, they can be organic and are usually suitable for vegans too.
Why are they good for you?
Body butters literally ‘seal’ the deal for hydration and moisturising your skin. Because they are so thick and packed with ingredients that retain moisture, body butters especially protect the skin from dryness – making them ideal for use in winter and for those with dry skin.
What ingredients should I look for in my body butter?
Shea butter is a popular body butter ingredient because it thoroughly moisturises the skin. Similarly, cocoa butter is typically found in body butter mixtures and coconut oil is another popular ingredient.
How should I use it?
Body butters can be used all over your body and to target areas that are prone to dry skin – think elbows, legs, feet, hands. You can also apply it to stretchmarks and your cuticles. Depending on your skin, the amount of product applied and properties of some ingredients found in body butters, they can be applied to the face.
Body butter is best applied on damp skin – after a shower, for example.
So which body butters tick our boxes?
CRUELTY-FREE & ORGANIC
This unscented body butter also includes organic aloe vera which is packed with vitamins that promote healthy and glowing skin. Also comes in varieties including Sweet Orange, Lavender and Grapefruit.
Ezàpè Naturals Rosemary Body Butter – £15.00
CRUELTY-FREE, VEGAN, ORGANIC
If you’re looking for a whipped body butter for dry skin, this one is made with 100% natural ingredients, 99% certified organic ingredients and is vegan-friendly too.
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