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Body butter is not a moisturizer, it is something more than that!

Body butter is not a moisturizer, it is something more than that!

Body butters are a richer and more nourishing alternative to body moisturizer. They’re a must-have item for any bathroom shelf, especially if you’re looking to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.In collection of Chiltan pure body butters you’ll find 9 fun and fruity body butters. Our Signature Scents collection adds an extra six indulgent fresh, gourmand and floral fragrances to our Body Butters range. It’s safe to say we’re quite the fan of body buttes.

So, as self-proclaimed Body Butter addicts, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about Body Butter including how to use body butter and our top tips for getting the most out of your body butters…

What Is Body Butter?

Body butter is a skin moisturizer that typically contains shea butter, coconut oil and/or other vegetable-based oils and butters. 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 cream.

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 the Chiltan Pure collection of body butters, you will find nourishing shea butter and organic coconut oil as two of the main ingredients. These ingredients are known for their hydrating, moisturizing properties making them a must-have component in any 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 moisturize 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 its 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 cozy socks and getting into bed for the night. Socks will help lock the moisture in, perfect for nourishing dry, tired feet.If you find that your skin is more prone to dryness, our article on how to treat dry skin is filled with tips and advice to help you provide your skin with extra nourishment.

Lock in fragrance with a complementary body butter

One of our favorite things about body butter is that it is perfect for helping your perfume last all day long. If you want your favorite perfume to last longer, you’re going to need something to make it stick. The oils in body butter create the perfect base for your chosen perfume or body mist by giving the fragrance something to adhere to.Choosing a body butter and body wash in a fragrance that matches your perfume of choice will seriously help those beautiful scents last all day.

 Benefits of using natural body butters:

Body butters are thicker and richer than body creams and they are suitable for sensitive and dry skin. They can contain high number of natural butters from shea, cocoa or mango butter to natural oils like almond, jojoba, grapeseed or coconut to protect your skin. There are some beauty hacks for you how to be creative with body butters in many ways.

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. – Be careful not to use too much or your skin could get greasy.

2.Revitalize your hair! 

Argan Body Butter

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.Remove a sticky make-up.

remove sticky makeup

Apply a tiny bit of body butter to a moisten cotton pad and enjoy how easy it is to dissolve the day’s makeup from your skin. It can even remove waterproof mascara but avoid getting it in your eye.

4.Use body butter on neglected areas like neckline or lips, too. 

use body butter on neck

 

Just warm a small amount of butter between your palms and gently massage it starting from your chest upwards your neck with generous strokes. Or use a tiny bit instead of lip balm when needed.

5.Body butters are perfect for dry patches on your elbow and knees.

use butter on elbow

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. Tip: It is worth applying a second layer on problem areas.

6.Soothing hand cream.

Rose Body Butter

Anyone with green fingers knows how your hands feels after a couple of hours of gardening. Using a rich body butter after thoroughly washing the dirt off your hands is a wonderful feeling. Imagine soft digits instead of cracked knuckles and dry palms.

7.The ultimate cuticle saver. 

Vanilla Body Butter

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 hydrated fingertips.

8.Apply body butter on your hands and feet. 

butter on hand and feet

Use body butter just before going to sleep to help soften your skin. Apply cotton socks and/or gloves overnight for a better result. When you wake up your skin will be super-smooth.

9.Body butters are often used to reduce stretch marks and scars.

Lavender Body Butter

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 improve healthy skin complexion.

10.Sooth freshly-shaved legs.

soothe legs

Are you in desperate need of moisturizing your skin after shaving? Just warm up a bit of body butter between your palms and massage it starting at your ankles and working up to the thighs. Not only will your skin be smooth again, but will stay hydrated all day.

11.Pamper your feet. 

Did you have a night out in your favorite heels, a long day at work, a holiday barefoot on the beach? Do your toes not feel soft anymore? Then the time has come for a bit of pampering. Take a warm salty foot bath, pad your feet with a towel before massaging scrumptious body butter into your soles.

I hope these tips and tricks will make your everyday beauty ritual easier while enjoying the wonderful benefits of using natural body butters too.

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