Cocoa butter has numerous uses including in cosmetics. There dozens of beauty products which include it among their ingredients and that is because it is a fantastic natural moisturizer and not only. Here are 5 beauty uses for cocoa butter:
The main reason for its cocoa butter is so appreciated when it comes to beauty is due to its high content of anti-oxidants, and stearic, palmitic and oleic acids. Although, normally, these are considered to be fatty acids, they only do good for our body and especially or our skin, due to the fact that they neutralize free radicals. By slowing down the cell oxidation process, cocoa butter prevents the signs of aging, including skin spots and wrinkles. Numerous studies have proven its efficiency in scar treating and skin health improvement.
It smells great and it hydrates the hair from ends to roots. Use it on its own as hair mask or combine it with other hair beneficial natural products such as olive, Castor or almond oil. It strengthens the hair follicles and prevents dandruff, leaving your hair healthier, stronger and it also prevents hair fall.
Its anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties are also helpful for the skin. By applying cocoa butter on your skin you offer it a barrier against external agents, thus reducing and preventing acne, skin irritation, and also small imperfections or marks.
The combination of fatty acids and powerful anti-oxidants contained by the cocoa butter makes it a great natural remedy against skin inflammations. It is also helpful in treating psoriasis, eczema or skin rash.
Combines with bees wax, cocoa butter is also helpful in treating and preventing stretch marks. You can either use it in the reminded combination or in many other combinations with many other natural ingredients, or you can eat it in chocolate form. Yes, that sounds great. But it is not recommended if you’re overweight or on a diet.