It's that time of year again when the leaves start to change and there is a crispness in the air. When the winds pick up and the cold breeze takes shape. It's almost winter and with winter comes dry, brittle skin. This is the time of year when you have to amp up your moisturizing game and what better ingredient to use than cocoa butter. It's not just great for moisturizing though so here are some beneficial use for cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter is made from the beans by fermenting them, drying them, and pressing them. It is then used as an active ingredient in various beauty products. It contains polyphenols that can improve elasticity and reduce the inflammation of dry and sensitive skin. This ingredient can also protect the skin from sun damage.
If you have stretch marks on your skin then cocoa butter is the best natural way to remove them. This substance is a thick fat that dissolves on the skin. To effectively remove the stretch marks, apply a generous amount of cocoa butter to the affected area.
Cocoa butter is preferred for its smooth and non-irritating shave. While shaving mixes a bar form of cocoa butter with shave lotions that are absolutely according to your preference. Cocoa butter is good for your skin especially when you are shaving in winter.
Research shows that cocoa butter can helps boost one’s immune system. Incorporating more cocoa butter into your diet and lifestyle can also encourage hormonal balance. Some of the medical conditions in which it benefits are mood disorders, heart disease, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and many more.
If you are tired or want to unwind from a stressful day go for a long bath. Cocoa butter is an amazing addition to a warm bath. Not only will you enjoy the deep, rich scent of vanilla and chocolate, but your bath becomes a silky smooth haven from life’s stress. Drop about 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter in the warm water or you can add and spice up your bath by adding your favorite oil and feel the stress melt away. The same thing can be done for foot soak to heel the dry feet.