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.