I’m having a hard time believing we’re really about to usher out January and welcome in a new month. See, usually during this time of year I’ve quietly let go of over reaching goals often set during the high thrill of a new year, growing more annoyed by the return of the yearly ‘eczema,’ & taking on the task of treating flareups.
What a difference a year makes! Yes, we’re already knocking on February’s doors but so far I’ve managed to cross off a pretty amazing goal attached to this year’s vision board, and set forth the practice of treating my body to exactly what it needs; a dedicated TLC plan that’ll help prep the skin for the upcoming warmer months.
Typically a body butter snob, I grew excited when sampling the Kukui Cocoa Body Butter from Andalou Naturals last year after discovering their moisturizing line of conditioners. Formulated with Kukui Butter to repair damaged skin, cocoa butter to moisturize & hydrate, and Capaucu Butter to increase skin’s elasticity and fight against dry winter conditions…this made for the perfect solution to this season’s dry skin itch.
So being a body butter snob does come with a few benefits…such as sticking to products and ingredients that are certain to nourish and protect your skin where regular lotions fall short, and indulging in the variety of different scents. Earlier this year I immediately went back to Whole Foods to snag the Lavender Shea Butter (which has my new fav, Manuka Honey!) and have been using it since.
Here’s the deal, I’m no longer shy about slathering on a fair amount of body butter immediately after exiting the shower and concentrating on areas of the body that often go neglected (knees…cracked elbows, etc.) Making a more intentional effort to care for my skin this season has made the most incredible difference as far as eczema flareups & how it’s able to retain moisture.
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