Caring for your skin is important to retaining both beauty and health. Having said this, caring for your skin the right way is of greater importance to get the right results. Many people use all manner of skin care products without really knowing why they are using them. In some cases, people just experiment with various lotions and creams hoping that something in the concoction will works for them.
At best this is just wasteful, since you are spending money on products you don’t need, but in many cases using too many products can cause more problems than they solve.
If you have skin problems like dryness, excessive oiliness and more, there is a high chance that you are using the wrong skin products. The first step to finding the right answer for your skin is to understand skincare products and how they work. For example, do you use body lotion or body butter? If you use body butter, can you clearly justify why you use it? Thankfully, this article delves deeper into body lotions and butters. Know their differences, how they work and how suitable they are for your skin type.
What is the difference between body butter and body lotion?
There is a clear difference between body butter and body lotion in that lotions contain water, and butters do not. Therefore, lotions will have a good percentage of water or hydrosols.
Insight into body butter
Unlike lotions, butters are thicker and have a denser composition. With their high viscosity, butters are able to penetrate into the skin and create a barrier that prevents moisture from being lost. Skin treated with a rich butter feels smoother and silkier. Therefore, if you have dry skin that is prone to roughness and irritation, body butter will work best for you.
Try to use butters that are natural and organic, they are usually rich in minerals and essential fats. Natural butters can be blended with carrier oils to improve their effect. Some of the best examples of natural butters include palm, mango, shea and cocoa. Other natural ingredients like honey and vitamin E are often added to body butter to enhance its effect.
It is important to understand that not all body butters are made equal. They come in varying textures and can help your skin in a variety of ways. Therefore, knowing each option and its merits is important. Below are some of best options:
This is one of the most celebrated butters and for a good reason. It is a naturally rich butter that soothes and cares for your skin. It can be both refined or unrefined and checking the details before buying is key. Shea has a pale cream color with a very soft texture. Once it comes into contact with your skin, it will melt. The average shelf life of this butter is about one year. If you are dealing with skin dryness, this is a great pick. It also helps cracked heels and even conditions like eczema. It will deliver high moisture to the skin. It comes with a great scent that is a bit nutty. This butter is rich in vitamins to give your skin the natural glow you are looking for.
This firm-textured butter is very popular with many people. With a soft tan hue, cocoa butter has a shelf life of about two years. The scent, just as expected, is chocolaty and has a calming effect on your senses. This butter is known for its high vitamin E content which enhances the look and feel of your skin. It will deeply hydrate you and if you are battling with dry skin or skin irritation, this is the best option to soothe your skin. If you have stretch marks and scars that you would like to reduce in terms of appearance, this butter has been found to fade scars effectively. It can be used for your skin and even for your lips in a lip balm. Check out Utama Spice Cocoa Love Body Butter.
You can find both unrefined avocado butter or virgin avocado butter on the market. This pale green butter is known for its many benefits. Because of its high levels of vitamins B and E, this is the perfect skin conditioner if you have dry and dull skin. It will revitalize your skin and leave it glowing naturally. The texture is very soft and easy to spread. In addition to using it on your skin, it is also used on the scalp to repair damaged hair. It comes with a very mild scent and delivers deep moisture as desired. This butter has a longer shelf life and can last up to three years.
With a medium firm texture, this white butter comes with a pleasant sweet scent. It is also high in vitamins and will deliver deep moisture into your skin. For it to work perfectly, this butter is used with a carrier oil. As a natural emollient, this is a great option for your skin care needs. It will last about two years; making it a great butter for you.
Almond oil is used to create a rich butter that comes with a myriad of skin benefits. It is rich in both vitamins and minerals. With its many fatty acids, it will create a strong barrier to keep moisture locked in your skin. If you have skin issues such as eczema and irritation, this is a soothing solution for you. It comes with a very light scent that is calming to your senses. It has been used in Ayurveda for a very long time with excellent results.
Lavender oil can be blended with other ingredients to create a rich butter, that offers both moisturizing and aromatherapy benefits. If you need a butter that leaves you feeling calm and without stress and worry, this is the right butter and fragrance to choose. It is a holistic butter which also acts on your mind in addition to your body. Check out Utama Spice Lavender Body Butter.
Made using coconut oil, this is one of the most powerful skin care ingredients in the market. Coconut has many merits including being anti-microbial and having anti-inflammatory properties. In this regard, this butter is great for skin that has become irritated and sore and needs to stay moisturized while it heals. When it comes to moisturization, this is an awesome choice. It has a light texture the penetrates easily into the skin. The mild scent is also pleasant. This oil is often mixed with other oils on this list to combine their benefits. All in, coconut oil has endless benefits for the skin and hair.
Yes, olive oil has uses that stretch further than its traditional culinary use. This oil is used to make a rich butter that is soothing to the skin. It delivers deep moisture and helps repair both skin and hair. It has also been seen as a great natural sunscreen. This body butter will give you a glow and restore damage caused by the sun. Therefore, if you have not considered this option yet, it’s high time you looked into olive butter for natural transformation.
Hemp seed oil is used to create an awesome butter that will do your skin good. It is rich in fatty acids, amino acids and antioxidants. This way, it works as an anti-inflammatory agent. It is easily absorbed and will not clog your pores at all. If you are looking for natural healing, this is a great choice for you. Irritated dry skin will be soothed accordingly to restore a natural vibrancy.
This citrusy butter is derived from mandarin oil. With an orange scent, this butter comes with antiseptic properties. It also boosts cell growth to restore any damage. It delivers moisture and clears out blemishes that can make skin look dull. If you’re looking for an anti-wrinkle butter, this option will certainly be worth it. It also works well for aromatherapy where you feel relaxed and soothed. The butter will surely lift your spirit as you enjoy the skin care benefits.
Insight into body lotion
As mentioned earlier in this article, unlike body butters, body lotions have water as a constituent. In fact, lotions tend to have more water content than oil in them. This means they will be absorbed into the skin faster and will not have a greasy feeling. There are lotions for all skin types and many times, people will use lotions seasonally. For example, lotions are used more during summer because they are lighter.
Because lotions contain water, their shelf life is shorter than body butter. As a result, many brands will add preservatives to their lotions so that they can last longer, so when you are buying, looking at the ingredients is critical, so you now what you are putting onto your skin. Below is a look at the top ingredients that feature in a worthy lotion:
If you are looking for a deep moisturizing agent, this acid is ideal. It is able to hydrate the skin and improve both collagen and elastin. Your skin will look more youthful owing to this acid. If you are prone to acne breakouts, this acid will not clog the pores because it is both light and non-oily. Its light feel will help improve your skin, even if you have oily skin.
Essential fatty acids
Your skin cells need a number of fatty acids to power their activity. These essential fatty acids can be taken in from the food you eat, which is why a good diet is an important component of good skin care routine, or they can be supplemented by applying an enriched lotion. The acids can be found in naturally in butters and oils, so choose a lotion that has been blended with almond, avocado and even shea butter to ensure you skin has a ready supply of the essential fatty acids it needs.
Glycols and polyols
These are ingredients that help the skin retain water in the cells. They ensure that hydration is optimized in lotions so that you can retain a youthful look while keeping dryness at bay. They are humectants that play an important role. Another ingredient that works the same is glycerin. Ultimately, water is retained within your skin cells for better moisturization.
Where can you find the best body butters and lotions?
The best body butters and lotions are those made using natural ingredients. Preservatives and other synthetic additives can cause allergic effects and even harm the skin. Therefore, choose products that are naturally pure and organic. If you do not know where to start, Utama Spice is the right brand for you. Below is a look at some of our products:
Tropical Flower body butter
This body butter delivers a tropical scent that is blended with coconut oil, aloe-vera and cocoa seed butter to give a luxurious experience with great merits for your skin. This is the ultimate butter to soothe sensitive skin and to restore natural beauty.
Island Spice Coconut lotion
Made of pure coconut oil, this non-greasy lotion is just what your whole body needs. It will deeply hydrate and lock in moisture. The spicy scent will also lift your mood as you enjoy an exotic experience.