If the colder temps are reeking havoc on your skin this post is for you.Winter is officially here but your skin does not need to suffer. Simply moisturize daily with one of the body butters below and you will be glowing all winter long.
Applying moisturizer all over my body has become an integral part of my skincare routine. It’s serious business. The skin on my face oscillates between combination and oily skin but the skin on my body is dry year round. As the temps go down my skin becomes dangerously irritated, begging for daily TLC. I cannot even skip a single day otherwise my skin will crack which is quite painful. Thankfully I don’t have to worry about that, thanks to my trusted sources of hydration. I have many to recommend but we will focus on my top three of the moment which are natural.
ORGANIC BATH COMPANY: PeaceFull Organic Body Butter 6.2 oz, $29.
Made with 100% Organic and fair-trade ingredients.
Why I love it: The Organic Bath Company PeaceFull organic body butter is rich, emollient and surprisingly easy to spread. It is 100% organic and made with Ghanaian Shea butter, sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, Argan oil, sweet almond oil and an essential oil blend including lavender essential oil. I love the simplicity of the ingredients, the texture and fragrance. The scent I am currently using is lavender, perfect for nighttime which is when I use it. I apply it to damp skin before going to bed. It is soothing to my skin and calming for a great night of rest. Organic Bath Company makes a variety of organic bath products and donates 1% for the planet.
JOSIE MARAN: Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter 8fl oz 240ml, $35.
Made with organic & natural ingredients. Vegan, paraben free, cruelty-free, no synthetic fragrances and gluten-free.
Why I love it: The consistency of the Josie Maran Whipped Argan oil body butter is silky smooth. It is whipped, feel luxurious on the skin and is absorbed quickly. I love that it is lightweight and easy to spread which is ideal for busy mornings. It comes in eleven scents, ‘Sweet Citrus” being my favorite right now.
TRUE BLUE: Whip it Good! Whipped Shea Butter For Hair & Body 4 oz, $20.
Made with organic and natural ingredients. 100% natural.
Why I love it: The True Blue Whip It Good body butter is made by hand in New York by Toussaint Derby. I’ve met her through a friend of mine and we instantly clicked. She makes all of her products and sells them on Etsy. This body butter is made with 100% organic raw Shea butter, organic olive oil, sweet almond oil and 100% pure lavender essential oil. The lavender scent is lovely and blends well with the natural Shea butter aroma. I love that it is Shea butter based which is great for the skin. The consistency is firm so you should melt it in your hands before applying it to your skin. A little bit goes a long way. It is versatile and can be used on your hair as well which is perfect for my hair texture.
It is easy to forget to moisturize in the winter because as they say: “out of sight, out of mind”. But if you want to keep your skin healthy and prepare it to glow for the summer, you have to care for it all year. So take the extra time to show your skin some love this winter and it will pay you back in full later!