Body Butter!! ..and other great moisturizers

as Bliss would say, “Buttah bing!!” In my first post, I’ll be writing about body butter & how it saves my skin.

Especially in the winter seasons, it has been my saving grace. I have horribly dry skin this time of year, & I find it super moisturizing. Once I put it on, I can wait a few days before I need to reapply again. I can’t say for everyone but for me I find the best time to moisturize is right before I go to bed.

Tip: for your legs, either roll up your pants or wear shorts before applying. Allow the cream to dry or you’ll get it all over your clothes / sheets. And for the soles of the feet: put on the body butter RIGHT before you go to sleep.

I mostly use it for my hands, legs, & feet, & that’s about it. Now which ones do I recommend…? I have made a new affordable discovery at Sephora (1 of my favorite stores ever) and they have a ‘Supreme Body Butter’ on their own label, their LARGE jar (15.8 oz), which could last you all year, would be $25.

Sephora’s Super supreme body butter, $25

Either that, or any of the body butters at The Body Shop. My personal favorites are grapefruit scented, & moringa. Only be careful at the body shop for not all products are created equal. There are products that are oily than others; make sure to ask first before you buy them.  Don’t feel like buying a big jar?  They have the small travel sized jars (which I prefer) which are usually 2 for $10.

BUT The body shop has sales all the time, all the time, all the time, so it’s just a matter of waiting for a good deal. Sometimes their sales are 50% off, buy 3 get 3 free, etc. The regular size jar (which is 6.75 oz) is $20, but like I said, wait for that sale! They have a new sale every week! Right now their sale is 50% off, so you could buy it now for $10!! And I love the stuff, more than any other lotion I’ve tried. When my skin is dry & itchy, I slather it on before bed; and I wake up in the morning with my skin feeling refreshed.

Body Butters at The Body Shop, Travel size Body butters & lotions at The Body Shop

A new body butter on the market:

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Shea Moisture Olive & Green Tea Body Butter, $9

Says it’s anti-aging and ultra moisturizing.  I’ve tried Olive oil scented lotion & I thought it would be strange but it actually has a sweet smell.  This one actually smells more like green tea than all the other scents in it.  If you would like, Shea Moisture makes a shower gel & bubble bath as well, for extra moisture.

Another great moisturizer: Baby oil gel.  Some women like baby oil as a moisturizer (like Victoria Beckham) but I managed to find a baby oil gel at my dollar store that’s NOT greasy.  When you put it on, put on a dot and try to spread it out as far as you can.  (So it doesn’t feel as oily)

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Other new things I’ve recently discovered: Nivea in shower body lotion which only costs $6!  This is great stuff, you shower normally, slather the stuff on, & then rinse it off.  They warn you only not to put them on the bottom of your feet, & to rinse the tub/shower thoroughly afterwards.  This is a god send because I hate constantly reapplying lotion.  Why not a 2 in 1 process in the shower?

Nivea’s in shower body lotion, $6

Another god send: spray on vaseline!  I managed to find it for about $4 a bottle, on Amazon it’s about $8.  You spray it on & rub it in; the texture is almost like sunblock, & it’s definitely what it says it does!  (Not greasy!)

Spray on Vaseline, $8

I do believe in well maintained hands & feet.  Remember you’ll be wearing the same skin your whole life so you should protect it.

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