Top 10 Tips on How to Use Body Butter

Aimee Werner

Posted on September 30 2019

woman applying body butter to her arm

Having moisturized skin is a total win-win. Not only do you feel healthier when skin is quenched, but you also look better. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want healthy radiant skin?
Using all-natural hydrating body butter is a great way to achieve and maintain gorgeous skin throughout the year (yes, even in the dry summer and winter months). Since body butter is the thickest of all body moisturizers, it’s a fabulous option for those who suffer from dry skin all over, have a few problem areas (we’re talking to you, elbows and knees), or just like the feeling of the intense moisture body butter offers. You just can’t go wrong when it comes to how to use body butter cream.
Read on to learn more about how to give your skin the nourishment it needs while leaving it soft, supple, and smooth with our top 10 tips on how to use body butter.

1. Lock-In Moisture Post Shower or Bath

Who even knew there were rules to bathing? Well, there most certainly are! Here are a few tips on things to avoid while bathing to help preserve the moisture in your skin:

Avoid Hot Water

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we totally get the allure of a steamy hot shower, but it’s not the best thing for your skin. Hot showers and baths can inflame skin, causing redness, itching, and most importantly strip skin of its vital oils, fats, and proteins. Turn down the temp of your water and decrease the amount of time you spend bathing to help maintain skin’s moisture levels.

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Avoid Drying Products

Ditch the drying body wash and instead, give your skin the gift of moisture with an all-natural, moisturizing bath and body gel. Just apply gel to a loofah, scrub skin, and rinse for an immediate dose of nourishing moisture.
After bathing, grab your towel and gently pat skin dry (don’t vigorously rub it). Patting skin dry allows it to absorb more of that precious H2O and sets the stage for a moisturizing treatment with body butter afterwards.
Next, apply a generous amount of coconut body butter all over your body. This formula is made with a combination of organic shea butter, raspberry butter, and aloe to provide lasting hydration that softens and soothes skin – not to mention its incredible, tropical smell!

2. Target Extra Dry Areas

Body butter is great for treating super dry areas on your body. If you’re like most people, then you’ve probably suffered from dry elbows or knees at some point in your life.
The skin on your elbows and knees tends to be thicker, darker, and drier than the rest of the skin on the body. That’s because those specific areas are being stretched, bent, and rubbed against your clothing and objects in everyday life. All that friction causes skin to grow thicker in order to protect itself, and thick skin usually equals dry skin. Here’s how to apply body butter to those pesky dry areas. 
When applying body butter, pay special attention to the dry spots on your body. Gently massage the product into your dry patches and allow for it to absorb into skin throughout the day. Don’t be afraid to re-apply multiple times a day, especially if you’re really suffering from excessive dryness.

3. Use Body Butter for an At-Home Manicure 

Don’t feel like using a chemical-laden cuticle softener? We don’t blame you! If you’re looking to treat yourself to a little at-home mani, try soaking fingers in warm water to soften cuticles, then add a dot-amount of butter to each cuticle, and push skin back with a clean wooden cuticle stick.
Finish your manicure by buffing and shaping nails and adding a splash of color with your favorite autumn-inspired nail polish. Voila! No need to go to an expensive nail salon when you have everything you need right at home.

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4. Treat Your Tootsies to a Rub

Your tired feet could probably use a massage! Body butter is the perfect treat for tired feet and cracked heels. Apply product to clean feet and gently rub to release the day’s tension.
If you’re currently suffering from cracked heels, then give your feet an overnight treatment by applying an ample amount of product to heels and covering feet with clean cotton socks before bed. You’ll wake up to softer more supple feet than ever before!

5. Soften & Firm Skin

We’re obsessed with the moisturizing power of Whish body butter. That’s because our products are formulated with ultra-emollient, nutrient-rich ingredients like organic shea butter and raspberry butter. When paired together, there’s no stopping this indulgent body cream. 
If you’re looking to soften skin and firm up some areas on the body, our pomegranate body butter is perfect for you. Not only is this scent fresh and bright, but it’s also packed with organic aloe and seaweed extract, which has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits to keep skin looking healthy. Seaweed extract also aids in cell turnover to help firm and tone skin. If you’re looking for a natural way to keep skin looking tip-top, this is your answer!

6. Impromptu Makeup Remover

Ever gone on vacation and forgotten a vital toiletry item? Us too. Body butter makes for a great surrogate makeup remover when you’re in a pinch. Just apply a dime-sized amount to a tissue, close your eyes, and gently rub away your makeup. Our cream can even remove stubborn waterproof makeup.

7. Use as Hand Cream

Sometimes hands require more than a traditional lotion. That’s where body butter comes in, well, handy! Unwind after a long day typing on the computer by giving hands a much-needed dose of moisture. Pay special attention to your knuckles, as this area tends to dry out from hand washing.

8. No Shaving Cream? No Problem!

You don’t always need to use shaving cream. In fact, body butter is a wonderful alternative to shaving cream. It provides skin with a protective barrier and allows for a close and smooth shave.
Next time you run out of shaving cream, don’t stress! Grab a moisturizer, wet skin, and use a new razor to achieve a great shave. We even wrote an entire blog on how to shave without water if you’re ever in a bind and don’t have time to jump in the shower or bathtub.

9. Use for Post-Sun Exposure Care

Summer is rapidly coming to an end, and all that sun exposure has probably taken quite a toll on your skin. The more your skin is exposed to sun, the more damage it does, and that includes stripping skin of its moisture. Replenish lost moisture and help repair sun damage with our yummy body creams. Let ingredients like aloe soothe and cut down on inflammation, while seaweed extract helps repair skin and encourage cell turnover to reveal new, beautiful skin that’s ready for fall.

10. Relax With the Soothing Scent of Lavender

One of our favorite ways to relax and unwind is with our soothing collection of all-natural lavender bath and body products. If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation, try applying our lavender cream to your neck and décolletage before bed. Inhale the soothing scent of lavender and drift off to sleep feeling incredibly relaxed.
But that’s not the only way to enjoy our lavender collection, if you’re looking for an entire lavender-inspired at-home spa night, we’ve got you covered! Simply scroll to the bottom of our lavender body butter product page for a complete run-down on the perfect way to pamper yourself with the calming power of all-natural lavender Whish products.
So, how do you use body butter? Treat your skin to the endless benefits of all-natural moisturizers with Whish body care products. We promise you’ll love the look and feel of your soft, gorgeous skin!