During this time of year, products that keep your skin smooth, supple, and moisturized are a necessity. But, which is better? Do body butters do the job better than oils?
Some people swear by their lotions; however, lotions can be washed away faster than butters and oils. There’s a thicker coating on the skin when using body butters and oils that lotions do not have. And Cocoa Butter can protect the skin against the sun and help with wrinkles as we age. Cocoa Butter has fatty acids in it that are truly beneficial to the skin.
Same with Shea Butter. If you have irritated skin or are trying to get rid of scars and blemishes, Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter are excellent choices to help with those situations. Over time, both butters help improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, blemishes, and other skin conditions. There are plenty of other body butters that can be used as well, like Mango, Kokum, Avocado, and other butters, but Cocoa and Shea Butters are two of the most popular.
When it comes to oils, like body butters, oils can be absorbed into your skin to soften and nourish your epidermis and skin cells. Also like body butters, oils are not water-based, so they cannot be washed off as easily as lotions. However, oils are similar to the oils in your skin and body, and sometimes, they can cause a reaction because of it. For example, if you have acne, you might want to stay away from oils, because they can aggravate the condition. But when it comes to pricing, oils are a better deal than butters, because a little can go a long way.
Basically, it depends on the person, as far as the preference for either oils or body butters goes. Both have positive and negative aspects. Although both are great for post-shower or post-bath body care, if you have sensitive skin, the butters are the way to go. For cost-effectiveness, if your skin is clear, use the oils. You can even use both; add a few drops of oil in the bath, and once you’re finished bathing, use a body butter to moisturize your skin afterwards. Either way, it’s a win-win for your skin.