When your skin loses the natural barrier of moisture that protects it from the environment, it starts showing signs of sensitivity. Your first clue to sensitive skin is the appearance of red patches or skin that suddenly feels flaky. It’s a common skin concern these days and can easily be treated with something as basic as cocoa butter.
 

Why cocoa butter…

Why cocoa butter…

Makes for an excellent moisturiser

Cocoa butter comes from cocoa beans and these beans contain natural antioxidants that not only hydrate your skin but nourish it from within. Such naturally hydrating products are good for people with sensitive skin since they moisturise without causing irritation.

It has anti-ageing properties

Sensitive skin is more susceptible to harsh weather. Cocoa extracts contain cocoa mass polyphenols which helps soothe skin rashes and fights signs of ageing.

Keeps the stretch marks away

Using cocoa butter regularly on your stretch marks helps reduce their intensity. The antioxidants in cocoa butter repair skin and soothe itchiness caused by stretch marks.

Here’s how you can use cocoa butter to treat sensitive skin.

 

Cocoa Butter Bath Milk

Cocoa Butter Bath Milk

What better way to pamper yourself than with a cocoa butter and milk bath? Milk contains vitamin A which treats flaky skin and coupled with the nourishing properties of cocoa butter, this is the ultimate remedy for dry skin. You can even add some Epsom salts to the bath for a relaxing effect.

Grind together 10gms cocoa butter and 4 tbsp. milk powder. Take out the mixture in a bowl and add an extra 2 tbsp. of milk powder and stir to avoid lumps. Store the mix in an airtight container. To use, put 1 spoon of this mix into your bath with some Epsom salts.

Indulge and soak in this cocoa-scented bath at least once a week.

 

Cocoa butter face cream

Cocoa butter face cream

A natural face cream is always a good idea when it comes to sensitive skin. Take 1 tsp. of coconut oil, 1 tsp. of olive oil and 2 tsp. of cocoa butter in a pan and heat them. Remove from heat and when it cools mix it well and store it in an airtight jar. Rub a dollop of cream onto your face every night before bed for best results.

Olive oil is anti-inflammatory which helps soothe you skin. Combine this with the healthy fatty acids in cocoa butter and you have the perfect recipe for hydrated skin.