How To Use Cocoa Butter To Reduce Stretch Marks Naturally

Stretch marks are the typical sign that most women have. They usually appear in fatty areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and hips. The marks may be caused by pregnancy, rapid weight gain or loss, rapid puberty development, genetic influences or effects from the surrounding physical environment. Stretch marks are created when the skin stretches for a long time, leading to rupture of collagen and the loss of skin elasticity. Long-term use of corticosteroid products is also the leading cause of stretch marks. Although the marks do not harm your health, they affect your the appearance, especially in women. There are many methods to treat stretch marks such as lasers, surgery or cosmetics application. However, these methods are quite expensive. Many women, who cannot afford the high-cost cosmetics, think of natural and cheap remedies for stretch marks at home. Cocoa butter is their top choice when treating stretch marks on the skin.

Why Is Cocoa Butter Good For Stretch Mark Treatment?

Cocoa butter is the oil extracted from cocoa beans and has light yellow color. This butter is also known as theobroma oil. It contains six main types of fatty acids, including linoleic and stearic, which provide thinning and moisturizing properties. When applied, cocoa butter will penetrate into the deep layers of your skin and then hydrate, replenish as well as repair the damaged cells to bring you the elastic and smooth skin. This butter also consists of antioxidants so it can provide a double dose of beneficial properties to the skin. Cocoa butter is used extensively in lotions, soaps, and cosmetics for the skin.

If you decide to use cocoa butter for treating stretch marks, let’s take a look at our article. We provide you with three effective methods using cocoa butter to remove stretch marks.

Method 1: Raw Cocoa Butter

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of raw cocoa butter

How to do:

  • Add the cocoa butter in a bowl and melt it using the microwave
  • Let it cool down, apply to your stretch mark and massage for 1-2 minutes
  • Repeat 2 times a day

This is the simplest and fastest method to treat stretch marks using cocoa butter. This butter will moisturize your skin and gradually heal your stretch marks. You can also apply this remedy to protect your skin naturally.

Coconut OilMethod 2: Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E Oil, And Beeswax

Ingredients:

    • ½ cup of raw cocoa butter
    • 1 tsp. of wheat germ oil
    • 1 tsp. of vitamin E oil
    • 1 tsp. of apricot oil
    • 1 tsp. of kernel oil
    • 2 tsp. of beeswax

How to do:

    • Add all ingredients in a bowl and put it in a microwave for 30 seconds
    • Take it out and mix well to make a smooth paste
    • Let it cool down and apply the mixture to the stretch marks on your skin
    • Massage for 2 minutes to help the mixture completely absorb into the
    • Repeat 2-3 times a day
    • You can store the remain in the refrigerator for next uses

The combination of the above ingredients will help to not only treat the stretch marks on your skin but also bring you the smooth and healthy skin.

Method 3: Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, And Shea Butter

Ingredients:

    • ¼ cup of extra-virgin coconut oil
    • ¼ cup of raw shea butter
    • ½ cup of raw cocoa butter
    • 1 tsp. of vitamin E oil
    • 2 tsp. of rosehip seed oil
    • 2 tsp. of sweet almond oil
    • 20 drops of lavender essential oil

How to do:

    • Add coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter in a bowl, melt and mix them well
    • Let the mixture cool down, add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and combine
    • Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and keep it in a refrigerator for 1 hour
    • Remove it from the fridge and then use an immersion blender to whip the mixture until its texture is similar to whipped cream
    • Apply to your stretch marks twice per day
    • You can store the remaining mixture in a glass container and keep in the fridge for next uses

This remedy is beneficial for removing the stretch marks as well as improving the elasticity of your skin.

In summary, cocoa butter is considered one of the best ingredients for treating stretch marks for both men and women. It is safe for your skin. You can even use them for your face to reduce the wrinkles. When applying these methods, you need to be patients to see the visible results. Hope that this article is helpful for you. Thanks for reading!

Author Bio:

This guest post is by Emily Pham, a blogger with many years of experience in searching the best natural and effective remedies for health and beauty issues. All content provided is for informational and educational purposes. We recommend you consult a healthcare professional to determine which method is appropriate to you.