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Here's What You Need To Know About Body Butters & Creams

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What Is Body Butter

Dry skin wreaks havoc on our complexion and our confidence. In fact, many people spend years trying to find the correct formulas to keep their skin moisturized and healthy.

Key Takeaways

  1. Body butter is an ultra-hydrating lotion that is typically very thick and luxurious
  2. Body butter and cream are denser than body lotions, which are lightweight and contain more water
  3. Ingredients such as cocoa butter, shea butter, and coconut oil are commonly used in body butter
  4. The best time to use body butter is right after exfoliating in a warm shower and on dry patches or dehydrated skin

You've likely heard of body butter and wondered what it could do for your skin. Keep reading, and we'll tell you how body butter and lotion can transform your complexion from head to toe.

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    #1. What Is Body Butter?

    Body butter sounds like something delicious you can slather on your skin to make it more appealing. And that's partly true!

    But body butter is much more than that.

    Simply put, body butter is an ultra-hydrating lotion that deeply moisturizes and hydrates the skin. In addition, body butter is typically very dense and luxurious, hence its namesake, "butter!"

    Body butters are typically formulated with ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, mango butter, or cocoa butter to create their signature formulas. And often, they're infused with essential oils to provide skin with an even more effective treatment.

    Because of its dense texture, body butter is usually packed in jars or tubs rather than tubes or bottles.

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    #2. What Is The Difference Between Body Butter And Lotion?

    You might be wondering why there is body butter when there is also body lotion. And the answer is simple!

    Though the difference between body butter and lotion is seemingly minor, these two types of products are actually quite different.

    Identifying Properties Of Body Butter

    As we stated earlier, body butter has a thick texture and can be somewhat heavy on the skin. Body butters also may have a more potent scent which can easily outlast the scent of a body lotion or cream.

    Body butter can vary in absorbency and rigidity, but for the most part, they are excellent for helping your skin retain moisture. Most body butters are fast-absorbing and can quickly penetrate your skin's barrier, but some can leave an oily residue depending on your skin type and the product's formula.

    All in all, body butter is an excellent beauty product to use on extremely dry skin. Its thick formula allows your skin to stay moisturized all day while smoothing out texture.

    What Sets Body Cream And Lotion Apart

    The distinguishing difference between body lotion and butter is that body butter is much thicker than any lotions or creams. As a result, body lotions typically have a higher water content and are more lightweight.

    Body cream and lotion can effectively soften skin and provide nourishment and moisture to dry skin. However, these types of products typically can't stay on your skin for as long as body butter can.

    #3. Body Butter Types

    Like most other beauty products, there is more than one type. And not all body butters are created equally! Body butters can be formulated with distinctive ingredients and elements to craft a unique product.

    For example, body butters formulated with shea butter tend to be higher in vitamins E and A, which are excellent for skin health. Your skin needs abundant vitamins and minerals to be healthy and full of glow.

    In addition, shea butter is also high in fatty acids so it can keep your skin soft, hydrated, and moisturized long-term.

    One of the most popular ingredients in body butter is cocoa butter. That's because cocoa butter is very high in vitamin E and contains natural antioxidants. These elements help soothe stressed skin while hydrating very dry skin.

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    Treating Your Skin Well From Head To Toe

    Your skin needs genuine care and affection to be healthy, plump, and energized. On the other hand, it's easy to see that our complexion can become dull, haggard, and dry when we ignore or neglect our skin's needs.

    Both your face and your entire body need an immense amount of love and care! And using body butter in your regular skincare routine is a great way to ensure your complexion is fully moisturized and hydrated.

    Natural Body Butter That Gives Your Skin Affection

    There are various products and body butters available in the skincare world. But not all of them are beneficial for your skin.

    In fact, many products utilize chemicals and harsh ingredients that actually do more harm than good. 

    Our skin is a natural extension of our inner selves, so it would make sense to use natural ingredients to treat it well. After all, skincare starts with beauty products that serve our peace of mind and help us along our self-love journey.

    Natural ingredients like candlenut oil, rice bran oil, and illipe butter are excellent for your skin. Even the most delicate complexions can benefit greatly from the abundance of positive effects these simple yet all-encompassing ingredients can bring.

    The Best Body Lotion For Dry Skin

    You can start with JUARA's Candlenut Body Creme, which contains these essential natural ingredients plus more. We've carefully crafted our iconic body lotion to be more than just a luxurious skincare treatment.

    It's about ultimate moisturization and self-care from the outside in.

    We draw inspiration from Indonesian beauty and health customs that have been used for centuries. This approach of herbal medicine and holistic wellness truly provides the body, mind, and spirit with all it needs to thrive and flourish. The Jamu Lifestyle focuses on joy and engagement to improve health and enhance self-care.

    And we apply this very principle in the beauty and skincare products we craft.

    Our iconic Candlenut Body Creme is a perfect example of this. The natural ingredients present in this soothing formula enrich your skin to lock in moisture. Regardless of your skin type, this body butter delivers intense hydration to dry patches and is a soothing remedy for irritated skin.

    This must-have item needs to have a home on your bathroom shelf. Its buttery, whipped texture can absorb into your skin quickly without leaving an oily residue. Its warm and sweet scent also leaves your skin feeling fresh and nourished.

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    #4. How To Apply Body Butter The Right Way

    Understanding the crucial aspects of body butter is only part of it.

    To truly benefit from the moisturization that body lotions and butters can bring, you need to know how to use them properly. Often, you can't use body butter in the same manner as your would a more lightweight moisturizing cream.

    But luckily, there is more than one way to use body butter the right way. Here are some top tips to get you started on your body butter journey!

    Tip #1: Apply Body Butter After Your Daily Shower

    The key to ensuring your skin can truly benefit from your chosen body moisturizer is to apply it immediately after you take a steamy shower (preferably with a natural body wash as well). Though you can use body butter at any time of the day, including the morning or night, the best time to apply body butter is within five minutes of showering.

    In fact, this is the best time to apply not just body butter but any body cream, lotion, or moisturizer. And there are a few reasons for that.

    For starters, after a shower or bath, our skin's pores are unclogged and clean. And when our skin is thoroughly cleansed, it is easier for any beauty product to absorb into our skin. Likewise, when no impurities like bacteria, dirt, or oil block your pores, your favorite skincare products can penetrate your skin much easier.

    Plus, steam and warm water both serve to open your pores. This allows your skin to be more susceptible to the positive benefits of your skincare products. So when you apply body butter after your shower, the moisturization, hydration, and nourishment of your product can more effectively cling to your skin.

    Lastly, hot water (but not too hot!) helps lock in moisture from your body butter.

    Don't Forget To Exfoliate!

    Do you want to get the most out of your body butter? Use a powerful exfoliating scrub in the shower to effectively remove any dead skin cells, dirt, or bacteria.

    Not only will this help your skin radiate and glow, but your body butter will seamlessly glide onto your skin afterward for the most rewarding nourishing treatment!

    For an exfoliator that moisturizes as you scrub, try out JUARA's Candlenut Body Polish. Not only does it pair flawlessly with our Candlenut Body Creme, but it is exceptionally energizing in and of itself.

    Pamper your skin quickly by smoothing this delicious body polish over your skin in the shower. Your entire body will be left glowing and softer than ever. You don't need to go to a spa anymore when your beauty routine at home has this exceptional scrub!

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    Tip #2: Use Body Butter Based On Your Skin Type

    Everyone's skin is created differently. We each have a unique skin type that requires individual care and attention. However, almost all skin types can greatly benefit from a creamy and luxurious body butter or cream.

    If you only experience dry skin on specific areas of your body, apply your favorite cream or butter to those spots. Places like the elbows, knees, feet, heels, and ankles commonly suffer from dryness.

    If you're pregnant, you can also apply body cream or butter to help reduce stretch marks.

    In fact, almost any skin concerns you may have can be quickly remedied with body butter!

    Tip #3: Apply Body Butter At Night For A More Powerful Treatment

    One of the best ways to make the most of your body butter is by applying it before you go to bed at night. Bonus points if you're applying body butter right after the shower!

    This allows you to provide your skin with an intensive overnight treatment to truly deliver a nourishing and moisturizing remedy. In addition, you don't need to worry about wearing heavy and dense body butter during the day if you only apply it before you catch your beauty sleep.

    If you're planning on wearing your body cream or butter to bed, only lightly massage it into your skin. Then, during the night, your skin will slowly absorb the rest and allow its benefits to be prolonged!

    Suffer from dry feet? Liberally apply some of your favorite nourishing body butter to your feet, then slip on a pair of cozy socks. This will keep the cream on your skin and help lock in the moisture.

    Using body butter is about finding a way to treat your skin the way it deserves. If you haven't picked out a body butter to try yet, you should! Your skin will show you instantly how much it loves it.

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