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Hydration diaries: Know the difference between body lotion & body butter

Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and we cannot stress enough how important it is to keep it well hydrated and moisturized. Well-moisturized skin is a sign of a healthy looking skin. Moisturizers replenish the body and promote a healthy skin barrier as our skin goes through dirt, pollution, etc. on a daily basis.


However, with so many moisturizers to choose from, it can get difficult to know what’s best for your skin. Here is a detailed guide on body butter vs lotion so that you can make the right choice.


Understand your skin type


Before deciding on whether to opt for a body lotion or body butter, it’s essential to determine your skin type. Basically, there are three kinds of skin types:


  • Dry skin

After cleansing your skin, if you feel like it is tight, flaky, and dry almost everywhere, then you have a dry skin type. Dry skin type lacks moisture and water and is in constant need of hydration.

  • Oily skin

If your skin feels greasy and oily most of the time, even after cleansing, then you have an oily skin type. Oily skin type produces excess oil/sebum and although it might seem like there’s no need to moisturize, it is important, so a balance is maintained.

  • Sensitive skin

If your skin doesn’t react well with most products and you often experience redness/irritation, you have a sensitive skin type.


Now that you are aware of your skin type, let’s quickly get to the difference between body lotion and body butter.


Body lotions


What are body lotions?

Body lotions are meant to provide hydration to your skin. The texture is lightweight and more liquid in consistency due to their high water content, so they are great for everyday use in summers. When you apply a body lotion, you will notice how thin the consistency is and how easy they are to blend in, like nothing on the skin.


It is best to apply body lotions right after you shower, on damp skin. You can use a body lotion any or several times in a day, owing to its lightweight texture.


Body lotion benefits

  • Body lotions have smaller molecules so they are better at penetrating the skin and providing hydration
  • They absorb and blend quickly in the skin, leaving it non-greasy and non-sticky
  • They can be reapplied without feeling heavy on the skin
  • They have lasting effects on the skin hence, when used regularly, they can make your skin soft and supple over time

Who are body lotions best for?

Although body lotions are great for all skin types, they are best suitable for people with oily and sensitive skin. They are ideal for hot and humid weather.


What are the best body lotions?

When choosing skin care products, it all comes down to choosing the best ingredients according to your skin type. Here are a few great body lotion options:


Green Tea Body Gel Lotion is a non-greasy, lightweight, yet hydrating formula that is meant for oily or even sensitive skin types. It has shea butter, argan oil, and green tea to soothe and moisturize your skin.


Choco Body Lotion is perfect for people with dry skin as it intensely moisturizes the skin leaving it soft and supple.


Coffee Body Lotion is a light moisturizer, great for normal/combination skin. The non-sticky feeling and sweet aroma of coffee will leave you smelling heavenly all day long.


Body butters


What are body butters?

Body butters are rich, creamy and thick in texture and they can provide next-level moisturization to your skin. Body butters are packed with oils and butters to deliver intense hydration and repair parched skin.


Since they are on the heavier side and thick in consistency, they last long on the skin. They seal in the moisture and can also repair damaged skin barrier.


Body butter benefits

  • Once you apply body butter on your skin in the morning, you don’t need to reapply it and it can last all day long
  • Body butters have a rich, butter-like texture, which provides deep hydration
  • They are easy to apply and spread on the skin as the butters and oils in it melts due to body heat
  • They form a protective barrier and can help you repair damaged skin

Who are body butters best for?

Body butters are specifically meant to deliver deep moisturization, making them best suitable for dry and parched skin. They are ideal for winters and cold weather.


What are the best body butters?

For that intense moisturization, one Body butter is enough to meet your needs. Gift your skin this Choco Body Butter which is perfect to intensely hydrate your skin in dry climates and cold weather. It works like a charm on parched skin.


If used regularly, it can reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It has pure cocoa butter, argan oil for that long-lasting moisturizing action and caramel to leave you smelling chocolatey and #AddictedToGood.

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