Cocoa oil which is obtained from the cocoa tree’s fruits is frequently used in the food sector, especially in chocolate production. It is preferred to be used in the ready food industry due to its long shelf life. Cocoa oil has antioxidant properties and it is an important component in skin care products and other cosmetic products. Here are the benefits of the cocoa oil on the skin.
Cocoa oil creates a barrier that prevents the skin from losing moisture when it is applied to the skin. It helps keep the skin moist and soft. It does not only help the skin to be moist and soft, it also enriches the skin with its rich E vitamin content. If you have a sensitive skin, you may have complaints about the moisturizing cosmetics irritating your skin. You can try cocoa oil which is free of synthetic chemical softener and does not cause side effects. You can also use it to soften your dry skin after sun.
Cocoa oil has skin soothing, moisturizing and nourishing properties which can be helpful to speed up the treatment process of the sores on the skin. It can be applied to various skin wounds from post-operative wounds to skin cuts. It can also be used in burn wounds to alleviate the itching that can occur during the healing of burn wounds.
During pregnancy, most of the women want to take precautions against cracks that occur as a result of excessive stress on the skin. However, most of the moisturizing cosmetics are really expensive and you are not mostly sure about whether these cosmetics are avail or not. When you use cocoa oil regularly, you will see it works. Cocoa oil can prevent the cracks from forming.
Wind, dry air, and extreme cold can cause fine cracks in your lips. In order to prevent these cracks, you can dab a small amount of cocoa oil on your lips during the day.
Free radicals damage the cells and cause you to start to get older. Your skin dries out and wrinkles form on your skin. Unfortunately, you look older than your normal age. These free radicals do this through a process known as oxidation and antioxidants can prevent it. It neutralizes free radicals and prevents your skin cells from being damaged. There are many antioxidants in cocoa oil that can kill different types of free radicals.
It is said that cocoa oil helps skin problems like eczema and skin inflammation to recover.
Many sun creams have been produced with cocoa oil in the past because of the moistening effect of the cocoa oil while the making your skin bronze. Of course do not forget that unfortunately cocoa oil does not protect your skin against harmful rays of the sun and that these rays can cause wrinkles and increase the aging of the skin. It will be better to use cocoa oil as an after sun cream, not before sun.
According to a recent research, massaging with cocoa oil relieves stress, supports the immune system and even prevents cancer.
Cocoa oil is a commonly used material in skin products. It is useful for many users; however it can cause skin allergies in some people. Thus, if you have an allergic structure, avoid using cocoa oil.