Cocoa butter, the cream-colored extract of the cacao bean, has been used for centuries to add smooth texture and flavor to chocolate. It also adds rich moisture and delicious scent to tanning supplies and beauty products. It is generally recommended as a natural remedy for many skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation (dark spots on the skin). This is a condition that occurs when excess melanin forms in the skin and causes discoloration.
Things You'll Need
- Pure cocoa butter
- Soft wash cloth
- Warm water
- Face towel
Keep the affected area clean. Wash with a soft cloth and warm water. Use firm, circular motions when washing but not excessive pressure as this can damage your skin. Also, steer clear of using soap. Soap cleans the skin but also dries it out, and skin loves moisture. Hydrated skin is happy skin.
Blot the affected area dry with a clean towel. Again, do not scrub.
Apply 100 percent pure cocoa butter directly to the skin and massage it in slowly with circular movements. Cocoa butter, in its purest form, is one of the most stable, highly-concentrated fats known. It penetrates the layers of your skin, moisturizing deeply. Cocoa butter also creates a moisture barrier for your skin which protects it from dry conditions in your surroundings.
Continue these steps as part of your daily beauty regimen. Your dark spots, which can affect people of all ages and races, will begin to fade over time.
Tips & Warnings
- There have been reports of cocoa butter causing allergic reactions in rare cases. If this happens, discontinue use of the product.
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