dhc olive body butter

dhc olive body butter

i got positively burnt on sunday while sitting on the sidelines of a shadeless soccer field in capitol hill. i don’t know what i was thinking! i should have known that 2.5 hours out in direct sunlight, even on a mild day, is way more than my skin can handle.

as my burn came out of hiding over the remainder of the afternoon, it was soon apparent that i was going to be pretty uncomfortable. i tore through the glossarie drawers in search of something to soothe and pulled out this gorgeous tub from dhc. new olive body butter was just the ticket to take the heat out of my freshly scalded forearms and tops of feet.

with a list of ingredients that includes cocoa butter, shea butter, olive and avocado oils, the body butter absolutely melts on to skin. while this product is not marketed to heal sunburn specifically, upon further research, i learned that this combination of ingredients actually works to speed healing and prevent peeling.

dhc olive body butter has the consistency of buttercream cake icing and smells subtly of green apples – yum!¬†this stuff is somehow not heavy at all and it leaves my skin with a non-sticky softness that you’ve got to feel to believe. it’s definitely an all-season moisturizer that i won’t be letting go anytime soon!

the good news: my sunburn is on the mend (yet, i still can’t stop slathering this stuff all over my body).¬†the bad news: dhc’s new olive body butter ($19) won’t be available until july 1st.

day to night: lip care

day to night: lip care

it is chilly outside! and i swear the first part of my body to feel the effects of the winter change is my lips. every season i can tell when the humidity is leaving town and colder days are on the way…brrr. i would love to know how some of you deal with the perma-chapped lips that come with winter, because the only way that i can seem to manage is with a super soothing one-two punch. i have needs beyond lip balm and chapstick. after washing my face in the morning and slathering on moisture, i’ve been using dhc’s lip cream for long-lasting hydration. oilive oil and vitamin e make this stick really luscious and wash my lips in smoothness before i layer on the day’s lip color. at night, i keep reaching for murad’s soothing skin and lip care to encourage healing whilst i get my beauty rest and it even exfoliates the dry damaged spots – it works wonders, i’m telling you. both products have drastically improved the look and feel of my lips and i’m really hoping that their combined magic continues as the weather gets colder.

do give your lips a little extra love this time of year?