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How do I Choose the Best Mango Body Butter?

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Choosing the best mango body butter is similar to choosing any other type of scented lotion or cream for your skin. It may be necessary to try more than one type of mango body butter, to find the one that works best for your particular skin type. You should also take the ingredients into account, to determine if any ingredients are included that you are allergic to. Finally, comparing prices and shopping around can help you save a little money.

Body butter is a rich emollient lotion that is used for softening extremely dry skin, such as eczema, or helping with itchy skin that is due to dryness and not an allergy. Some people also use body butter to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, and prevent or fade stretch marks. Pregnant women will often use body butter on the midsection to help prevent stretch marks.

Mango body butter might contain other skin-softening ingredients such as cocoa butter or shea butter. In general, however, body butter should be relatively pure, without a long list of additives. Mango body butter generally contains mango seed oil. This oil provides the body butter with its mango scent, along with softening the skin. Other oils may be included in any body butter, so if your skin begins to feel very oily, you might need to switch to a different brand of body butter.

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Because mango body butter is so thick and rich, it generally comes in a small tub instead of a bottle like most body lotions. It is a good idea to buy a smaller tub, so the body butter stays fresh. It is also a good idea to buy a smaller tub at first so you can spend about a week trying it out, without having to waste a lot of money if you do not like it. Mango body butter should make your skin feel soft and smooth with a pleasing scent; if you get any irritation, such as itching skin or red bumps, you should immediately stop using the body butter because you are probably allergic to a certain ingredient. Wait a while and try a different brand or scent, and if the irritation persists, you will need to see your doctor for treatment.

It is generally not recommended that you use body butter on the face, because it could easily clog pores and cause pimples. Body butter is best when used regularly on the elbows, knees, and feet, or anywhere else that skin is particularly dry. There are many scents other than mango, so if the tropical scent is not appealing, you are certain to find another one that suits your taste.

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candyquilt
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I make my own mango body butter with a recipe. I buy raw mango butter, melt it over steam along with cocoa butter and other natural oils. When I want to use it, I just microwave it for a little bit to soften it and apply it warm to my skin. This is as natural as it gets and it works great.

bear78
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@ysmina-- Body butters made of natural butters like cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut and mango are best for very dry skin. So, yes, mango body butter will help prevent winter dry skin. Just make sure that you get a good quality one with natural ingredients and little scent. Avoid products with petrolatum and alcohol as these ingredients can make the dryness worse.

The great part about body butter is that it's very thick and creamy. So it stays in skin longer and you don't have to apply it as frequently. I have dry skin too and watery lotions do little for me.

I like mango body butter because of the scent. It's just as moisturizing as cocoa butter

or shea butter but I think it smells better. If you get a product that's mostly natural and made with mango seed butter, it should have a light mango scent like the article said that's not overwhelming. If a mango body butter has a very strong scent, it probably has fragrance and you don't want that.
ysmina
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I develop extremely dry, itchy, scaly skin on my hands, elbows and knees in winter. I'm looking for a very hydrating body butter or cream that can prevent this. Is mango body butter effective for this type of extremely dry skin? Does anyone here use it?

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