Winter is here and so is dry skin. Dry skin results when the skin loses its natural
moisture due to factors, like harsh weather, poor nutrition, pollution, toxins,
cosmetics, aging, and frequent washing. The natural oil or moisture on our skin
acts as a protective barrier to prevent dryness and irritation. To retain/ reinstate
the natural moisture one can use different types of skin moisturizers like, body
lotion, cream, and body butter.
By definition, lotions and creams contain water, body butters do not. Some
lotions contain up to 70% water. While we know that hydration is important, but
that means drinking the water not spreading it across your skin. Lotion/ creams
rationalize this water by adding in moisturizing agents such as oils and other
ingredients. But our skin knows the difference and all too often the lotion wears
off quickly leaving us back to where we started - dry skin!
Rough, dry skin can be difficult to quench and that’s where body butters play
their magical role. Thicker in texture than lotions, butters are richer and have a
higher viscosity. This means that the oils that constitute the butter are present in
rich intensity to provide great moisture. When butters penetrate the skin, they
create barriers that nourish and condition, and hence preventing moisture from
evaporating through the pores. The result is skin that is visibly smoother and silky
Since water is not present in the formula, the uses of preservatives are not really
necessary therefore. Hence, we end up using a more natural product (but of
course with a limited shelf life).
If you have extremely dry skin, we recommend using a body butter treatment
daily for 7-10 days to help recondition and soften your skin.
Body butter is a multipurpose balm:
1. Use it as an all over body moisturizer. The best time is after your daily shower or
bath when your skin is still moist. Apply a bit of butter using broad massaging strokes
for a supple skin!
2. Revitalize your hair! A natural body butter can be also used for dry and stressed
hair. Take a small amount of the butter let it melt from the warmth of your hand
before applying to the tip of your hair. Just wash it with warm water, dry it and enjoy
silky and fragrant hair.
3. Cracked elbow and knees & heels? Keep a small pot of it in your bag, in the
drawer at work and even in the bedside cabinet you can reach it easily any time to
sooth your skin.
4. Soothing hand cream. Longing for rich miniaturization for your parched palms?
Body butter is the answer.
5. The ultimate cuticle saver. You don’t necessarily need an extra product for your
cuticles. You can have instant results with using natural body butter as well. Simply
massage a tiny amount into each cuticle and admire your newly scented and
6. Body butters are often used to reduce stretch marks and scars. The components
of a natural body butter are all high in nutritious vitamins and fatty acids, which help
to nourish and revitalize your skin and hence reducing pigmentation.