Nothing feels quite as luxurious as a decadent body butter, but are you really getting the most out of it? Do you find yourself applying more than the recommended amount just to calm your dry skin? If so, there may be a few little tricks we can teach you to help you reap your body butter benefits and make your body butter last a lot longer.
In this article, we’ll show you 4 easy ways you can boost absorption of your body butter so that you can rest assured that your pores are drinking up all the nutrients and goodness poured into our natural body butters!
Smooth it out
Smooth skin is best to ensure your body butter sinks right in and doesn’t cling to any old skin that may be on the surface of your skin. This doesn’t mean you need to shave (that’s a personal choice! ) but we highly recommend a good body scrub to remove all dead skin before you slather on your body butter of choice.
Not only will a body scrub ensure optimal absorption, it will help to boost blood flow for plump, more youthful looking skin, as well as promote a radiant glow!
Apply to slightly damp skin
Damp skin can help oils sink in better, so our next tip involves applying your butter fresh out of the shower!
Of course, we don’t recommend applying to very wet skin. Instead, pat your skin dry, but then apply your butter while your skin is still slightly damp.
Massage is a self-care tip that we highly encourage! It helps to relax tense muscles and leaves you feeling totally blissed out.
Don’t think you need to splurge on a salon visit either to enjoy the relaxing benefits a good massage has to offer! You can enjoy a massage all by yourself with these excellent self-massage tips!
Massaging the body butter into your skin will ensure it really sinks into your pores to deliver active ingredients and a deep dose of gorgeous hydration.
Start at your ankle and massage in small circular motions, always moving upwards, towards your heart.
Dry brushing is another form of exfoliation that actually stimulates your lymph glands to release toxins. This means that while you’re sloughing off those dead skin cells, you’re also flushing toxins from your system!
Doing this on a regular basis will not only contribute to a healthier body, you’ll enjoy smoother skin too with less cellulite.
Dry brush before you get into the shower and use a good quality, soft bristle bamboo brush. Start at your ankles and use sweeping upward strokes, moving in gentle circular motions towards your heart. This can be done on your entire body.
Now all you need to do is choose your body butter scent! Try Lavender at the end of a long day to soothe a frazzled mind or rely on the uplifting scent of lemongrass to help you start your day the right way!