Q.Can Cocoa Butter Clear Acne Scars?
Yes, cocoa butter is one of the most effective remedies for treating acne scars. Unfortunately though, cocoa butter cannot be used to treat acne. It simply works better when it comes to clearing acne scars, stretch marks and an uneven skin tone.
Fatty acids and vitamin E are the main ingredients that make cocoa butter an ideal remedy for different skin conditions. But it does not end at just the said ingredients. Cocoa butter has other emollient properties that can help you clear acne scars with ease. It can ‘set your skin free’ by exfoliating dead skin. This will allow your pores to breathe and help your skin grow. As this happens, stubborn acne scars will disappear. This may take time though. You therefore have to be patient and use cocoa butter regularly.
Note that only 100% cocoa butter in the form of cocoa butter stick or cream works when it comes to clearing acne scars. This is the most concentrated option available. It yields maximum results compared to other cocoa butter products, mainly because it is not highly processed.
Lastly, remember to exfoliate your skin before using cocoa butter on it. You can do this by applying cocoa butter stubborn dark spots. Let it sit for a few minutes the wash off with clean, running water. Avoid scrubbing hard and clean with a mild, unscented soap. Then wash off the cocoa butter gently in circles. Rinse well before applying pure cocoa butter on dark spots. You can, at this stage, layer it with your preferred cream or lotion.