If you are interested in knowing if really cocoa butter can actually may your skin go darker, then your must be interested in reading this post to the end to know the real facts about cocoa butter and its benefits to your skin.
I have hear so many people try to avoid cocoa butter or any product containing cocoa butter as much as they can simply because of the fact that they are of they buy into the idea that it can make their skin go darker than it is originally.
I tried to interview several people before writing this into a blog post and a greater percentage of the people I get to chat with about it states this emphatically but it usually take another dimension after listening to my sensitization about the fact that, their negative believes about cocoa butter is actually not true.
What is a Cocoa Butter?
Cocoa butter is a plant butter with ivory or off white colour and very nice smell that is gotten out of cocoa beans which is from cocoa pods of cocoa trees. when the cocoa beans are plucked, they are dried, roasted and then pressed to extract the butter from it.
In skincare, cocoa butter is an occlusive that protects your skin from moisture loss and by nature contains various healthy fatty acids like oleic acid, static acid, palmitic acid and also contains vitamin E which is a fat soluble antioxidants that protects the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals.
Cocoa butter is always in creamy solid form when in room temperature but easily melts when subjected to heat.
The Skincare/Therapeutic Benefits of Cocoa Butter To The Skin
Cocoa Butter Helps To Make The Skin Clearer
I have come to realize that consistent use of cocoa butter on the skin helps to clear out the complexion even in fair skinned people, this i believe is due to its ability to restore the skin to its original tone and gradually fades spots.
Cocoa Butter Makes The Skin Silky Soft, Glowing and Smooth
Cocoa butter is a moisturizer that help to soften dry skin into a smoother and glowing one. I am personally endeared to cocoa butter because it has been my go to natural moisturizer for my dry skin.
Cocoa Butter Heals Damaged, Dry and Sensitive Skin
It is a great option for very dry and sensitive skin because of its healing properties to the skin.
Cocoa Butter Moisturizes Dry Lips And Crow Feet
Cocoa butter is capable of protecting the lips and feet especially in extremely cold weather or harmattan, this is done by helping to lock moisture into the skin of this areas which is why it is one of the foundation ingredients in making natural lip balm.
Cocoa Butter Heals Stretch Marks And Restore Skin Elasticity
Cocoa butter has been found over the years to prevent and treat over stretching of the skin that may result into stretch marks. This is obviously why it is widely recommend as a moisturizer for pregnant women.
Prevents And Reverse Signs Of Premature Aging And Act As a Protection Against Skin Stressors.
How To Include Cocoa Butter In Your Skincare Products Or Recipes
The benefits of cocoa butter can be enjoyed either by using it straight up in its raw form or mixed with other ingredients as seen in various branded cocoa butter lotions and creams nowadays suspended in water with other ingredients. it has also taken a front sit in the formulation of natural healing lip balm recipes.
I love the softness and glowing effective of cocoa butter on my skin, it has not in any way darken my complexion and I sure recommend you give it a trial soonest.