We celebrate beauty every day. Whether it is smiling when we see a beautiful sunrise in the morning, or just that satisfaction of looking in the mirror and realizing it is going to be a good hair day. We strive to achieve a balance of beauty and health to maximize our happiness and when we can, we take advantage of the simplest and most complete methods of doing so. With that in mind, we’re going to shine a light on one of the best and most natural anti-aging tools that humans have been using for millennia with great success: cocoa butter.
Cocoa butter is a commonly found ingredient in a wide variety of creams, lotions, balms and salves. History has shown evidence that people have been using the healing powers of cocoa in these and many other ways and in various forms for thousands of years. Pregnant women use cocoa butter to fight stretch marks during and after pregnancy. Cocoa butter has also been shown to diminish scars as well, making this a solid one-two punch against unsightly skin markings.
Another fun fact: cocoa butter is what gives real chocolate it’s silky smooth, melt in your mouth texture. Not only does it provide protection and relief on the outside, it benefits our bodies on the inside, too! Cocoa beans are a natural, antioxidant rich food and even when the beans have been processed into cocoa butter, they retain some of their antioxidants and significant amounts of polyphenol and flavonoids, which help us improve immunity, lower inflammation and improve heart health. So yeah, go enjoy the benefits of eating a nice piece of chocolate when you can!
Check back with us next month for some more useful knowledge about your body and the skin you’re in and let Hello Smooth help you Be Smooth, Be Cool, and Be YOU!