Top 5 - Body Butters for Dry Skin
The past few years, Boston winters have been a little all over the place. One week it will be in the 40-50's , the next a blizzard. This winter has been thankfully more mild, but the constant fluctuations in the weather has caused my skin to go a bit haywire. I feel like I am always changing up the products I use (in reality, this is partly because I am a product junkie), but since I know my skin is constantly dry and is prone to eczema, body butters are my go to since they are great at locking in moisture in the winter. The products below are what I am loving so far for dry skin. ** I am NOT a medical professional, this is based on what works for me.**
1. Mine Botanicals Acne & Eczema Whipped Shea Butter - I love this butter particularly on the parts of my body that usually get patches of dry skin such as my lower back, legs, and face (I use a tiny bit on my face). It absorbs quickly and softens dry patches almost immediately. The smell is a bit strong so if you are particular about scents then it might not be the best option. Because it works so well for me, I would suggest to try it on the spots needed and use another lotion on the rest of your body, because it is super effective on super dry skin (at least for me).
2. Organic Bath Co Drenched Body Butter - After a nice luxurious bath, using this silky butter soaks right into your skin and gives you baby soft skin. I've personally used the Drenched Body Butter, but you can choose from Stress Less and Zesty Morning 2 scents. The texture is lightweight but effective making it great for travel to cool and warm climates. Get 15% off you're first order here.
3. Shea Shea Bakery Honey Oats Milk Body Butter - Every time I wear this body butter I receive compliments on how good I smell. Every. Time. Not only does it soften my skin over time but it leaves me smelling like honey. The base of all Shea Shea Bakery body butters is shea butter so they are super thick and great for the winter. Now I must warn you, it is really difficult not to get addicted. The body butters come in scents such as chocolate buttercream dream, red velvet cake, pecan pie. A perfect way to indulge in your sweet tooth without the calories.
4. Unrefined raw shea butter - known for its moisturizing and healing properties, shea butter is excellent for everyday use. I typically mix a small chunk of butter with a little bit of coconut oil to help it melt easily. And use it all over, including my hair. Also, if you are a DIY guru, you can whip up your own scents easily with some essential oils.
5. Mango seed butter - I recently began using mango butter and I love it. It is especially great for my lips, which is constantly chapped no matter what season. It is very similar in composition to shea and cocoa butter, but it has higher levels of antioxidants and vitamins A, E, and C. Currently I've been using it mostly as a lip moisturizer since nothing has been working for me in that department.