Q.Is Cocoa Butter Good For Eczema?
Eczema is a skin condition whereby the skin gets damaged due to attacks by immune cells. The result is formation of scaly blotches in the affected areas, particularly the face. These tend to be very itchy and painful. The problem is that the more vigorously you itch, the higher the chances of breakage of skin. When this happens, you are likely to introduce bacteria into the skin, thus leading to an infection that will complicate the eczema.
There are many natural products that are billed as being effective at treating eczema. One that has been consistent in doing this is natural cocoa butter. Natural, raw cocoa butter has no additives, which means that it will not damage your skin further.
In addition to that, it also has a range of minerals and vitamins whose role is to create a barrier on the skin. This prevents damage to the skin from the elements, such as sand that may clog pores. In addition to that, the protective layer also protects the skin from any external allergens that might induce eczema or make it worse.
A vitamin of note that is found in natural cocoa butter is vitamin E. This vitamin has strong anti-oxidant properties which are ideal in treating eczema. When the immune system attacks the skin when you have eczema, many oxidants are released, and these will lead to tissue damage which is manifested as the scaling and blotching. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant, so it neutralizes the oxidants and keeps the eczema at bay.