Three Tropical Butters to Quench Winter-Dry Skin
The harsh, cold winter season can dry up your skin, but these three tropical butters are the perfect way to keep your skin hydrated and fresh. Tropical butters are rich in natural vitamins and fatty acids. They work to heal, smooth, and renew skin. Check them out and hydrate your skin the natural way!
Shea butter is the skin’s best friend. It boasts hydrating properties that both nourish and heal skin and hair. When pure and unrefined, Shea butter is an all-natural cream that heals as it moisturizes, and helps to improve blemishes, wrinkles, eczema , and dermatitis. It also helps in soothing insect bites, sunburn and minor skin allergies. The healing properties in Shea butter come from vitamins A and E, antioxidants, fatty acids, and phytonutrients. When selecting Shea butter, make sure the color is buttery to reflect its natural vitamin A content. If the color is pure white, it is a sign that the product has been refined and stripped of some of natural nutrients.
Another great body butter to use during winter season is cocoa butter. It is full of healing antioxidants that help to deeply moisturize dry and chapped skin. It has also known to increase skin elasticity to help prevent stretch marks. Cocoa butter is the natural fat extracted from the cacao bean and has a slight chocolate aroma and deep yellow color. Cocoa butter is widely used in cosmetics, shampoos and lotions due to its softening properties that help to hydrate skin and hair.
Cupuacu Seed Butter
Cupuacu seed butter, pronounced “coo-poo-wa-soo” is native to Brazil and is a part of the cocoa plant family that seems like a hybrid between a papaya and a coconut. Not only has Cupuacu been used to treat various skin conditions, but it is also knows to help fight fatigue, boost energy, and relieve abdominal pain. Cupaucu seed butter is rich in essential fatty acids, phytonutients, and vitamins A, B, and C, as well as minerals such as calcium and selenium. Its seeds are cold pressed to create a creamy butter with a high capacity to lock in moisture and absorb water. These beneficial properties make Cupuacu seed butter the perfect way to soothe and smooth dry skin increase elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It is also used in hair products to help strengthen and moisturize dry and damaged hair.