I love winter. It’s my favourite season. The temperatures drop down, the cool wind feels refreshing and the lack of humidity means I don’t immediately start sweating the minute I step outdoors. But everything has a flipside. That lack of humidity also means the air is bone-dry which leads to the only downside of winter for me – dry, itchy, flaky skin. I suffer from eczema so my skin tends to suffer a lot due to excessive dryness. Winter mornings, usually my favourite time of day, get annoying if I’m shedding dry flakes left, right and centre. Didn’t feel good at all!
Regular moisturisers don’t do it for me. I’d put on some in the morning and it would be effective for a few hours before my skin would start feeling dehydrated again by midday. This was my life until I discovered YellowBerry’s Body Butters.
It’s Better with Butter!
Body Butters might sound like something you’d find on a breakfast table, but it’s actually the best solution for dehydrated skin. Authentic Body Butters, like YellowBerry’s, are made from Shea Butter, a natural fat extracted from the nuts of the Shea Tree, native to West Africa.
Shea Butter is one of the best moisturisers to be found in nature, containing a high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids. It’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant suitable for most skin types, antifungal, boosts collagen production and cell regeneration, and has a natural SPF of 3-4. All these properties make it a godsend for people like me suffering with irritating skin conditions like eczema, rosacea and dermatitis. It can also be used to soothe sunburns or insect bites.
Applying Shea Butter to your hair also has nourishing effects. It restores moisture to your hair and scalp which means it can aid in controlling dandruff or hair breakage caused by dryness.
Using Body Butters
Raw Organic Shea Butter has a thick, creamy consistency that is easy to spread over your skin. Raw butter solidifies at room temperature but melts on touch and application. Scoop some out of the container and apply to your face and body using gentle circular motions. It feels so good getting absorbed into the skin, you might get carried away. Avoid using too much at one time and try to apply it evenly on the surface of your skin.
Pay special attention to your problem areas, where your skin is prone to get dry and itchy. Make sure to apply to your knees and elbows as they are the most susceptible.
Its moisturising effects, as well as natural SPF, means Shea Butter can also be used on the lips for all-day protection and hydration.
Like other moisturisers, the best times to apply are after a shower or bath, so you retain the moisture you’ve replenished and before you turn in for the night, to protect your skin from the dry, cold night air.
Massage in the Aroma!
Raw Organic Shea Butter has a naturally nutty, smokey smell which I personally enjoy – it smells like nature! If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, YellowBerry has a range of Body Butters, all naturally scented with purely organic essential oils! You can explore your preferred aroma with the choices of: Grapefruit & Lime, Jasmine & Orange Leaf, Lavender & Vanilla, Peppermint & Rosemary and Rose & Patchouli. Each scented Butter is better than the last with the essential oils adding in minor benefits here and there. All the body butters have the same authentic consistency and effect – find the fragrance which pleases and relaxes you!
Good, Better, Butter, Best!
YellowBerry’s Body Butters are the best organic moisturisers available in the market. Start exploring today!