Is Cocoa Butter Good for Cellulite?

Cocoa Butter Good for Cellulite?
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Cocoa butter has long been held in high regard as being just absolutely amazing on the skin. Cocoa butter is great for lubricating the skin as it is an extremely good moisturizer. You will often find that pregnant women will use this religiously, especially those who are looking at preventing or reducing the look of stretch marks, as it contains a significant amount of Vitamin E, which is essentially to skin repair and renewal.

With such a wonderful resume, cocoa butter would be a great choice to combat cellulite right? I mean, it has all those properties that make it good for the skin. Unfortunately, using cocoa butter on the skin will do nothing for cellulite.

Cellulite is not a skin condition like a scar or some other problems that cocoa butter can fix. Instead, cellulite basically starts under the skin. This is where fat deposits develop in the affected area and this is what results in that dimpled look.

Cocoa butter is good for stretch marks, scars and wrinkles, but it will do nothing for cellulite.

Sadly, the only way to get rid of cellulite is by losing weight and toning the affected area. This can be accomplished by diet and exercise.

So What About Those Cellulite Creams?

All those cellulite creams that you see on T.V. and in the stores have nothing in common with cocoa butter, well except for the fact that they are good at moisturizing the skin. Cellulite creams are not the magic cure as well. Ahe only thing these creams are good for is reducing the look of cellulite on the skin, temporarily. All these creams contain caffeine which is known to tighten the skin and soften the appearance of dimples.

If you are interested, you can check out an earlier blog post I wrote on using coffee grinds to get rid of cellulite. You can check it out, especially if you want to try something homemade that will help to reduce the look of the dimply skin on the body.



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