Body lotions and body butters, at first glance, seem to serve the same basic purpose: hydration. But once you dig deeper, you'll discover that there are a few key differences between the two. Each has individual benefits for different skin types, it just depends on your personal needs.
Differences between body butter and lotion
The main difference between body butter and lotion is texture and oil concentration. The best body lotions tend to contain a high-water content and are therefore thinner with a liquid-like consistency. Body butters, on the other hand, are thick and creamy and may take longer to absorb.
Is lotion a better option for you?
Since lotions have a much higher water content, this yields a light and non-greasy texture. It’s the perfect moisturizing product for those looking for lightweight hydration that your skin can absorb immediately, and generally better for those normal to oily skin
The importance of hydrating your skin after cleansing
One of the most common skincare mistakes people make when moisturizing is applying lotions and oils on dry skin. If you want to reap the most benefits from your moisturizer, you should always apply lotions and oils to damp skin.
Even when you’re applying moisturizer to the softer skin of your face, dampen your face first before adding product. Body butters are rich and oily, but they’ll work tenfold if you apply post-shower!
Is body butter a better option for you?
Body butter is better for rougher, chronically dry skin that could use a more intensive moisturizing session. Traditionally, body butters are created with shea, cocoa, and mango butters. These butters are then combined with carrier or essential oils. The carrier oils and other nourishing ingredients together hydrate and lock in moisture by creating a protective barrier for the skin.
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