Having healthy skin without stretch marks is the dream of every woman. But if they still appear or you want to prevent their occurrence, you can use oils. One of the oils that helps get rid of stretch marks and prevent their appearance is cocoa butter.
It contains oleic and stearic acids, linoleic acid, caffeine, tannin. These components smooth wrinkles, promote the disappearance of cosmetic defects (acne scars, furunculosis), eliminate stretch marks on the chest, hips, abdomen and prevent their appearance.
The oil does not leave a greasy film on the skin, it is quickly absorbed and makes the skin smooth and supple. Cocoa butter is solid at room temperature, but can be easily cut with a knife into small pieces; at temperatures above 32 ° C, it begins to melt. You should not constantly melt the entire contents of the jar of oil, frequent heating and cooling harms its properties. A white coating may appear on cocoa butter, but this does not mean at all that it is spoiled.
It is best to store the oil in a dark place, with air humidity not exceeding 75%, the shelf life is up to 3 years. It is necessary to check before use an allergic reaction to cocoa butter on the elbow bend (drop a drop of oil and hold for 30-40 minutes, if discomfort and redness do not appear, then the oil can be used).
Cocoa butter is used as a massage oil, for this it is melted in the hands or in a water bath, if desired, castor, olive and jojoba oils can be added. The massage of the abdomen is done in a circular motion clockwise, the waist from the bottom up, the buttocks horizontally from the hips to the waist, the hips are massaged from the knees to the waist.
You can also do wraps with cocoa butter, for this, oil is applied to problem areas, then wrapped with a film and wrapped in a towel or warm clothes. The wrap is kept for 30 minutes, then washed off with warm water and soap, it is important to prevent the body from overheating, therefore, in case of any unpleasant sensations, it is better to stop the procedure.
Massage with cocoa butter is recommended to be done every day, and body wraps 2-4 times a week, for a total of 12 sessions.
To get rid of stretch marks, baths with cocoa butter will also help (10-15 drops of oil are diluted in milk or honey and added to the bath at a temperature of 35 – 38 ° C). Take a bath should be 15-20 minutes.
Cocoa butter is also used for colds, thrush, in the treatment of burns and cuts, for the care of dry, aging or chapped skin.