Do you know what a body butter is?
A body butter is different from an average body lotion i.e. body butter is composed of nut butter and essential oils while body lotion is made up of 70% water; even though both hydrates the skin.
Individuals with sensitive skin are afraid of picking up any type of body lotion or butter because of the mere fact that it might react with their skin and cause rashes or burn marks. Body butters are looked up to because of their natural composition and various benefits on the skin and hair.
There are multiple benefits of body butters, such as:
- Deep hydration
- Softens the skin
- Protects the skin
- Prevents callous and corns
Types of Body Butters and Essential Oils
There are many types of body butters with various benefits, explained as follows:
- Shea Body Butter
It is derived from the African Shea tree. It reduces wrinkles & stretch marks, soothes sunburns and alleviates eczema & psoriasis. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory along with beneficial fatty acids, no greasy residue and an overwhelming fragrance. Usually promoted as ‘Shea Butter for Natural Skin and hair’ because it makes the skin healthy with its natural ingredients. Shea butter hand cream is the most selling cream in its category because of the softening benefits.
- Mango Body Butter
It is no secret that mangoes are a great source of fiber, vitamin C & A and potassium. It contains antioxidants and also clear clogged pores.
- Coconut Oil
It is considered as the most beneficial oil in the world. It has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial properties which not only repair tissues, but also increases metabolism, acts as an amazing moisturizer and also fight wrinkles.
- Lavender Oil
The aroma-therapeutic properties of this super moisturizer is what makes it such an amazing body cream. It is a stress & anxiety reliever with relaxation and moisturization benefits.
- Cocoa Body Butter
It is the fat from a cocoa bean which has strong emollient properties, stimulates collagen & elastin production, reduces stretch marks & scars and relieves dermatitis & eczema flare-ups with an amazing scent.
- Almond Oil
This wonder product is rich in calcium, vitamin E and magnesium; being used widely in Ayurvedic skin treatments for many centuries, it is full of fatty acids which clears-up skin’s moisture barriers and soothes itchiness, irritation & eczema.
- Mandarin Oil
With a sweet smell, this product has antiseptic properties which promotes cell & tissue growth. It is known for as a relaxing sedative; also fights wrinkles and revives dull-skin.
- Olive Oil
This cooking oil has many more properties which makes it an amazing moisturizer for sensitive skin. It can be applied directly on the skin; helping in combating cancer and sun damage.
- Hemp Seed Oil
A versatile skin healer, this product got his bad rapport because of its marijuana connection. It is considered to be unique because it has around 80% of fatty acids and a complete lineup of amino acids which makes it a natural antioxidant & an anti-inflammatory agent. It is easily absorbed by the skin without any greasy residue.
- Aloe Vera
The miracle plant, Aloe Vera is an antioxidant which soothes sunburns, aids circulation, repairs skin tissue, reduces skin inflammation and cleanses the digestive system. It contains 20 different minerals, 18 amino acids and 12 types of vitamins in its composition.
Research and Choose with Care
Individuals need to understand that there are millions of Skin products, both natural/ organic as well as chemically-infused. It becomes really difficult for them to choose the right one for their skin because every skin type is different and requires a different kind of care and protection from the many harmful elements in the environment, such as:
- Sudden climate changes
- UV rays of the Sun
- Global warming
- Diseases and infections
Choosing the right product for the skin is one difficult task to accomplish.
Cosmetic brands claim so many benefits with so many conditions that individuals are skeptical about the true results & side effects of such brands & their products.
Body butters are super-concentration lotions with less of water and more of essential oils, which is both good and bad for individuals because people with sensitive skin prefer more water-based products while people with extra-dry skin prefer more of concentrated products (not a rule of thumb) to moisturize the skin and provide enough nourishment to it.
Experience a Healthy Skin
Body butters provide the best nourishment to the skin, curing skin diseases and all types of dryness & itchiness. Individuals shall try such skin care products to avoid adverse side effects of chemically-infused cosmetics and experience the amazing benefits of natural or organic cosmetic products.
Always observe how the skin care product is reacting to the skin; in case of rashes or spots, avoid using such products.