Updated: Dec 20, 2019
ashy aSHē/ - A layer of dry, white skin.
"My momma always told me that my feet were so ashy, they could start a fire" - Oscar Proud
Growing up, I was always the ashy girl. My ankles stayed ashy, and what made it worse was the fact that since I was always so tall and thick, my pants floated up past my ankles when I sat down in class. Talk about somebody being ready for the flood. The crazy part about all of it though, was the fact that my face stayed oiled up with vaseline! Anyway, my family always had that bomb cocoa butter, not to be confused with the watered down wanna be cocoa butter that made you ashy 10 minutes after putting some on. You know which one I'm talking about, and if not, you had it goooood. Nonetheless, we had the good stuff but I was just too lazy to put some on. I thought I had better things to do with my time like play the Sims 24/7 creating my perfect life. That was until my legs started looking like alligator skin.
That's when I knew I had to do something. Long story short, I started wearing lotion but it wasn't until college that I started to make my own body butters. Y'all already heard this story, and if you haven't, check out my last blog post(https://tinyurl.com/y2lwhbas).
Let me get to what I really want to talk about though.
My skin started to look really good after I kept a specific routine going. I know right, routine? Ugh, too much work, especially for my lazy girls. However, this routine completely changed the way my skin looked and felt. After I would get out of a steaming hot shower, (where my ladies at that love their bath water the temperature of Little Nicky's world) I'd take my dry towel and pat my skin to remove the excess water. Immediately after, I would slather my Cocoa Butter Bae (https://tinyurl.com/yxfg92xf) all over my body. Mind you, I've been working on this recipe and tweaking it for a while to make it feel the best it can! My skin became softer and evened out after a few months of using my Sweet Butter. Goodbye alligator skin! Now this isn't just a blog post to big up myself or my product, though it's only right if I do. This "secret" will work on any skin moisturizer. I'm about drop some jewels so make sure you're paying attention.
Lotions will hydrate your skin and thicker moisturizers will seal in the moisture.
What's the difference between hydrate and moisturize?
I'm glad you asked...
When your skin is dehydrated, it needs water. Let me use this in a way that anyone could understand by pertaining it to your daily life. When you're dehydrated, you need water because your body is lacking it. When you drink the water, you're hydrating yourself. Same with your skin, though drinking water helps, when you take a shower/bath, you're hydrating your skin. Same with lotion. In most cases, water is the first ingredient listed, which means there's more water in that product compared to anything listed after it. Which is why you would use lotions to hydrate your skin and absorb all the benefits!
Moisturizing is what our Sweet Butters do. When you use a body butter right after a shower/bath, you are sealing the water inside your skin so it doesn't just escape into thin air. Most of these are made with thick oils and butters! Think of it as a protective seal and even a barrier for colder weather!
Long story short, just go order some Sweet Butters fam and combat your ashiness while taking care of the biggest organ in your body...