Body butter for intense skin care
Your skin is subject to a lot of stresses all year long. In particular, direct sunlight, cold weather, frequent showering or dry central heating can cause sensitive skin types to suffer from irritation, redness, itching and rough patches. To provide the skin with intense care ingredients and nutrients, a normal body lotion is not enough. A nourishing body butter deeply hydrates dry skin and provides soft, gentle care. It is rich in antioxidants that protect against free radicals and leave the skin feeling nice and relaxed.
What is body butter?
Body butter is a very nourishing care product that contains wax, pure fats and oils. It provides the skin with value care ingredients and at the same time envelopes it in a gentle fragrance. Variations with herb and fruit extracts, flower extracts or an exotic touch of honey, almost, vanilla and coconut are especially popular
The important thing is that the body butter suits your skin type. And it is not just extremely dry skin that benefits from the high-quality ingredients, but also irritated, sensitive and mature skin. Body butter is great for normal skin when treating particularly rough patches including on the elbows, soles of the feet, knees and shins.
Compared to body creams and lotions, body butter has a firm consistency that only melts on contact with the body. Classic formulas do not contain water. As a result, producers don’t have to add any preservatives to make the products last longer. This is particularly beneficial for very sensitive skin. There are now also lots of creamy textures available that are based on an oil-in-water emulsion. This makes them easier to distribute on the skin, but these ones do contains preservatives.
The most important ingredients of body butter
Many producers use shea butter or cocoa butter as the basis of their body butter, as they are rich in nourishing ingredients. Shea butter is made from the fat of shea nuts and contains a high percentage of linoleic acid and allantoin. The active ingredients provide the skin with lots of moisture, soothe it and prevent the development of skin irritation. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties. Beta-carotene protects the skin against free radicals and other environmental influences. Vitamin A combats impurities and pigment spots. Vitamin E slows down the ageing process of cells.
Cocoa butter from the fruit of the cocoa tree contains vitamin K and E as well as valuable antioxidants that prevent skin ageing. Potassium regulates the skin’s water levels. It gives it more tension and a rosy glow. Body butter for very dry skin also contains high-quality, nourishing oils that protect the skin and at the same time supply it with nutrients. These oils include:
- Seabuckthorn oil
- Macadamia oil
- Olive oil
- Argan oil
- Baobab oil
- Jojoba oil
The valuable ingredients nourish and hydrate the skin. After creaming up, it feels hydrated and nourished. Furthermore, the essential oils in the body butter boost well-being.
How do you use body butter for very dry skin?
Body butter is most effective on wet or damp skin. Rub the butter in your hands until it melts so that you can spread it easier. Start with a little amount. Massage it into the skin gently.
Leave the body butter to take effect for five to ten minutes before you get dressed. Depending on your personal preference, you can apply it once to twice a day. If necessary, you can keep on applying it to particularly rough patches throughout the day to keep the skin nice and soft.
Buy body butter at parfumdreams
Do your dry skin a favour and treat it to a nourishing body butter. At parfumdreams, you can find a huge selection of high-quality body care products that you’ll love.
Tip: More and more producers are opting for firm body butters. It is more environmentally friendly and does not require much packaging. Body butter sticks are the easiest to use, and you can use them on your warm skin after showering or bathing and gently rub in the butter.