Did you know you have probably eaten cocoa butter many times in your life. Cocoa butter is a natural oil extracted from the cocoa bean and it is the fat source used to make chocolate, yes even healthy chocolate. It's responsible for giving chocolate its alluring, melt in your mouth feel.
Just like other natural skin loving sources such as coconut oil and shea butter, cocoa butter is great for naturally healing dry and sensitive skin. So it's eatable, tastes fantastic and it does wonders for your skin.
So what can cocoa butter do for your skin? Why would you want to put it on your skin instead of eating it in a chocolate bar?
1. Helps prevent your skin drying and peeling
Cocoa butter is an excellent skin moisturiser, healing the skin from the inside out. It's a natural source of antioxidants and saturated fat which are especially beneficial for healing dry and cracked skin and is quickly and easily absorbed into your skin.
Natural products that moisturise your skin tend to cause less irritation for people with sensitive skin as they are free from any colours, fragrances and additives that are used in many commercial products.
If you prefer the tropical smell of coconut oil then these 2 ingredients combine well together.
2. Fight the signs of aging
One of the reasons cocoa butter is so valuable is the high contents of antioxidants which help fight off free radicals, the cause of aging. One type of antioxidant compound within cocoa butter is known as polyphenols. Polyphenols have been shown in studies to help diminish those dreaded signs of aging. The polyphenols are types of antioxidants that help promote health when used on your skin and yes, when eaten.
3. Improve the health of your skin
The polyphenols in cocoa butter are a godsend to people with sensitive skin suffering from dermatitis or rashes. If you use cocoa butter regularly you will also notice it helps to improve your skin elasticity and skin tone, you will have better collagen retention and production and your dry skin symptoms will improve.
Cocoa butter is the secret shared by pregnant women worldwide to help reduce stretch marks. We are unsure about this benefit, it maybe more of a wives tale but cocoa butter is known for helping to heal scars.
Cocoa butter is an amazing product, heck chocolate is an amazing product and only good things can come from anything used in chocolate....right? Yes, cocoa butter will produce amazing results for your skin with regular use. Either apply cocoa butter directly to your skin or look for natural skin care products that contain cocoa butter. You will soon see results in no time, you may even think twice next time you are eating a chocolate bar. 9 out of 10 people like chocolate.......the 10th person always lies!
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