As happy as we are for the cooler temperatures we’ll soon be experiencing, it’s hard to ignore the drying effects the colder months have on our skin. And if you’re someone whose skin quickly goes from beautifully sun-kissed in summer to dry and thirsty in fall, you definitely understand the struggle. Sure, a good moisturizer is important all year ‘round, but keeping your skin hydrated is especially important as summer changes to fall.
Finding a product you love and that actually works for your skin can be difficult, and when you factor in the additional and potentially harmful ingredients — it might not be worth the hassle. So, why not make your own?
When it comes to DIY body butters — from choosing your base butters to mixing in your favorite scents — the combination options are endless.
We’ve found seven combos to get you started. These body butters will not only hydrate your thirsty fall skin, but they’ll also keep your skin looking refreshed and smooth throughout the the winter months.
1Mango Vanilla Macadamia Body Butter
HeyFranHey has established herself as a go-to for all things all-natural for the mind, body, and soul. From the best green smoothies to the most amazing DIY body butters, Fran has all the keys. And speaking of body butters, this mango vanilla mixture will be exactly what you need to combat the increasingly rough winds headed your way. Mango butter is high is vitamins A, C, and E, and will keep your skin soft while fighting against flakiness, dryness, and even eczema.
2Relaxing Lavender Body Butter
According to Annie Chiu, a dermatologist in North Redondo Beach, California, “A great moisturizer should make your skin feel hydrated, not oily. It should absorb, leaving a clean finish, and not just sit on top of the skin. It should allow you to layer makeup on top of it without piling up.” And this light, soy butter-based body butter will do just that. Plus, you can never really go wrong with the relaxing scent of lavender.
3Coconut Aloe Vera Body Butter
Coconut oil and aloe vera by themselves are both major players in the skin moisture game, but together? They’re unstoppable.
4Whipped Vanilla Body Butter
Not only will you have baby soft skin, but you’ll smell like vanilla and sweet almond all day. How can you say no to that?
5Hot Chocolate Body Butter
You can’t think of cold weather without thinking about a warm, delicious cup of hot chocolate. And if you love chocolate as much as we do, you can kick things up a notch and lather this DIY cocoa and macadamia nut butter all over your skin.
6Pink Lavender Body Butter
This pink lavender butter uses quite a bit of grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is non-comedogenic, which is just a fancy way of saying it won’t clog your pores. It’s particularly helpful to restore collagen and treat acne, while adding an extra layer of moisture.
7Coconut Rose Body Butter
The high coconut oil content of this coco-rose body butter will definitely protect you against the elements, and a little goes a long way.
We know, keeping your skin glowing during this time of year might take a little extra work, but it’s so worth it. Keep drinking your H2O and try one of these DIY body butters, and your skin will thank you. We promise!