50 Shades of Grey Body Butter
Coconut butter is derived from coconut meat.
- Coconut oil is made from cold-pressing oil from coconut meat. It is solid at room temperature and becomes liquid when heated.
- Both are rich in fatty acids, potassium, magnesium and iron.
- In skin care we use coconut oil and butter for the following properties:
Cocoa butter is derived from a seed of cacao plant. The seeds are roasted, cleaned and then pressed to separate butter.
- Benefits of cocoa butter:
- Improves elasticity
- Protects against UV rays
- Smooths scars and wrinkles
- Body butter is excellent for moisturizing, soothing and softening our skin.
- Our skin requires hydration and moisture among other things.
- We get hydration internally when we drink enough water.
- There are also some ingredients in skin care products that attract water to the surface of the skin. This was skin looks plumped and hydrated.
- Hyaluronic acid is famous for its ability to hold a very large amount of water and hydrate the skin.
- Another way to assist in skin’s moisture is to apply moisturizers, oils and butters on skin’s surface. These products form breathable thin film on the top of the skin preventing water from escaping and staying inside.
- At the same time moisturizers, oils and butters soften and sooth skin’s surface.
- Butters come in solid forms and full of fatty acids, nourishing vitamins and minerals.
- Oils come in liquid forms and also full of fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
- So, to be honest, the decision on what to use yours and based on your preference.
- I like using body butters because of their solid consistency (well, I make them semi-solid by mixing with oils). I just prefer not-runny scoop able texture.
- I also find that butters are more nourishing on my skin.
- If you are planning to use product for your whole body, then use small amount and spread evenly in a very thin layer. This way butter will absorb quickly and won’t make you feel sticky and greasy.
- If you are using it for your feet and hands, then there is a trick that I use.
- Apply a thick layer of a product.
- I put on thin socks and go to bed. This way I don’t have to worry about my linens and spreading oils and butters all over. Also, socks will keep butter on the surface of the skin for longer, allowing good components to work for hours.