Winter is upon us and that means all sorts of health issues including bad moods, skin problems and an immune system that can be quite weak. While the moods and the immunity might remain a problem, you can deal with dry skin quite easily. All you need is cocoa butter.
What is it?
Well, cocoa butter is extracted from the cocoa bean which can be found in South and Central America. It is a saturated fat that contains fatty acids such as stearic acid, palmitic acid, lauric acid, myristic acid and arachidic acid. It has plenty of antioxidants too.
What Does that Mean for Your Skin?
All these nutrients mean that cocoa butter can do plenty for your skin – especially in winter. Let’s take a look.
- Cocoa butter is absorbed easily into the skin. This allows the antioxidants inside it to penetrate, protect and repair skin. It works from the inside out to make your skin soft and supple even in the harsh winters
- If you have skin that is prone to eczema, itchiness, flaking or dryness in winter, cocoa butter is the perfect remedy for you. It can be mixed with coconut oil or argan oil to create a homemade lotion that hydrates and repairs all the ravages that winter causes
- Cocoa butter also has antioxidants that fight the free radicals that cause skin aging. In doing so, these antioxidants deal with rashes and wrinkles, helping your skin look younger
- A common complaint with a lot of natural skin care ingredients is that they leave your skin feeling oily, greasy and in desperate need of a wash. Not so with this particular ingredient. It is absorbed into the skin quite easily, ensuring that your skin feels supple and soft instead of greasy and oily