Did you know it is super effective to use cocoa butter on acne prone skin?
Coca Beans are native to parts of Central and South America and have been harvested to make natural moisturizers for centuries.
The butter has a mild fragrance, a smooth texture due to its richness in emollient properties and is ultra-moisturizing. It is a very popular ingredient today around the world and is found in all sorts of commercial beauty products because it is gentle and extremely hydrating.
When you think of acne prone skin, you tend to think moisture is not what it needs. The truth is, it helps actually heal it from the inside out too.
Cocoa beans are a great source of natural antioxidants, the same antioxidants found in real, dark chocolate that are tied to benefits like heart health and improved cognitive functioning. Saturated fats are especially beneficial for damaged skin because they’re easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours.
Cocoa Beans contain a significant amount of polyphone and flavanoid antioxidants. In fact, cocoa beans themselves have been shown to be one of the greatest suppliers of polyphones on our diets.
Flavonoids are the largest family of polyphenolic compounds and the words ”polyphenols” and “flavonoids” sometimes may be used interchangeably. However, although all flavonoids are polyphenols, polyphenols not necessarily are flavonoids.
Plants produce flavonoids as a protection against parasites, oxidative injury and harsh climatic conditions. We consume these antioxidants in various in our food.
So, what does that have to do with using cocoa butter on acne?
Essentially, cocoa butter allows the dry and flaky skin due to acne to be restored to a smooth, soft skin by keeping it moist. The skin around acne becomes damaged and this helps to encourage new cell growth and faster recovery times.
Using pure cocoa butter on acne and the damaged skin acne leaves behind and can be very effective.