Cocoa Butter – Skin’s Treat

Cocoa Butter – Skin’s Treat

Cocoa butter is quite a treat for the skin, actually. When you apply it late at night, just before you go to bed, when you wake up in the morning, there is this healthy glow to the skin.

Cocoa butter has traditionally been recommended to pregnant women who have stretch marks. However, a 2008 study found that it was no more effective on stretch marks than a placebo lotion.

Cocoa butter has traditionally been recommended to pregnant women who have stretch marks. However, a 2008 study found that it was no more effective on stretch marks than a placebo lotion.

Cocoa butter is a rich source of antioxidants, especially vitamin E. Vitamin E soothes and moisturizes the skin. It also provides the skin with collagen, which helps to diminish wrinkles and other signs of aging.

People of color who have –

  • Hyper-pigmentation,
  • Patches of darker skin
  • As a massage agent

While no scientific evidence exists saying that cocoa butter will remove hyperpigmentation, men and women with this condition can benefit from cocoa butter’s antioxidant and moisturizing properties. Massaging the affected areas with cocoa butter will increase circulation and help break down scar tissue.

Pregnant women have used cocoa butter for years to keep their skin soft and ease the tightness of their stretched skin. Cocoa butter applied to loose skin moisturizes it and helps tighten those areas.

For years, women were told by their mothers and grandmothers that if they rubbed cocoa butter on their pregnant, swollen bellies, they wouldn’t end up with stretch marks after the baby was born. Not true, say researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospital of the West Indies. A study they reported in the International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics in 2010 demonstrated that cocoa butter does not prevent stretch marks in pregnant women.

Cocoa butter is the cream that is made from coco beans. It has an almost chocolatey scent, and is used as a fragrance as well as an ingredient in skin care products. Coco butter is an excellent moisturizer for the body. Some body butters use coco butter as a primary ingredient because of its moisturizing properties. Many people who love natural skin care products buy pure coco butter and use it in place of lotion to give the skin a subtle, healthy glow.

Have a look at the reference links now –

  1. How Cocoa Butter Helps Skin by ehow
  2. Using Raw Cocoa Butter by Hubpages
  3. Cocoa Butter Recipes by BBC
Posted in ABout on Feb 26th, 2013, 2:06 pm by cocoa   

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