Is Body Butter better than Lotion?
Body butters and lotions are pretty common in African households. They are our go-to skin moisturizers daily. A quick spread of either of them on the skin and we should be sorted for the day, right? Well, no, that is not always the case. Sometimes we end up with dry, and ashy skin during the day. Why does this happen? We figured we should delve into this so we can get to know more about the two options, and hopefully help you to choose reliable moisturizers from now on. Sounds good? We thought so!
What makes body lotions and butters different? The first obvious difference is their formulation. Lotions have high water content. Butters, on the other hand, have a high oil content. They are made up of natural oils e.g., coconut oil, and butters such as Shea butter, Cocoa butter etc. These ingredients are exactly what the skin needs for sustenance. They are organic, and safe to use even on a newborn. Lotions often have synthetic chemicals that can be harmful to the skin. Using butters, in this case, is the safer way.
Be it a cold day, windy day or on a hot day, butters remain consistent in the nourishment they provide the skin. When the weather is harshly cold, butters’ intensity prevents dryness and keeps the skin hydrated throughout the day. Lotions are too light, and just won’t cut it on such a day. On hot days, Hawi butters such as Shea Vanilla Orange comes to the rescue against the scorching sun in cases of sunburns. Its healing properties will get you back in shape, and in love with your skin again! Any of our butters can give you the refreshing feeling your skin is yearning for in whatever season. Just don’t forget to drink enough water throughout the day as well!
Another key difference to note is that butters have skin healing properties as they are derived from plants. They naturally aid healing and managing of an array of skin conditions for example acne, eczema, stretchmarks, hyper-pigmentation, fading sunburns, black spots/acne scars, shaving bumps, diaper rashes, cradle cap in babies, cracked soles of the feet, extremely dry skin, flaky skin, rashes, insect stings etc. When butters are scented with essential oils, they not only get a fragrant scent, but skin healing properties are added. To add icing on the cake, these butters are ideal for daily use as they deeply moisturize the skin, and keep it looking healthy, and feeling silky soft to touch!
Each Hawi butter and balm has a role to play on the skin. For instance, Shea Black Seed Amla is a power combo of natural, active ingredients in a jar! It has ingredients that fight acne, eczema, as well as hyperpigmentation from acne and eczema scars and blemishes. It also balances out the amount of oil secreted by the skin. Black Seed Amla manages these conditions without creating dependency. Most lotions, if not all, have no healing properties and will leave the user hanging if they need extra skin care.
Did you know that it takes approximately 26 seconds for the ingredients of the product you’ve applied to reach the bloodstream? Yes, that’s correct! This shows you just how important the decision you make on what you will use on your skin is important.
Hawi Nature’s Touch mission is to provide natural skincare solutions for the entire family! These are products whose ingredients have been well researched on, the formulations have been tried and tested for quite some time, and the finished products approved by the necessary authorities. All that just to give you fantastic skin! Hawi has a range of products for men, women, and kids too. Basically, if you fall in the 0-100years’ category, you will be sorted out!
To get Hawi products, shop here: https://naturestouch.co.ke/ Deliveries are made countrywide. Talk to us on +254 788 170 577.