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Does cocoa butter cause acne

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Soap and water: Washing your face twice a day would be the best thing, followed by a simple benzoyl peroxide wash.
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Benzoyl peroxide: has an excellent tract record and is available in washes as well as creams and gels. Use a gentle skin cleanser for washing and a non-comedogenic mois... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not really: There are much better acne products to use - benzoyl peroxide cream and a salicylic wash would be what i'd recommend first.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No, it's not.: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Con... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Foods of the Gods: Cocoa butter can be produced through extraction of natural fatty acids from cacao seeds. The cacao pod is harvested and goes into series of processes ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
No: Cocoa butter will have no effect on Fordyce spots. Furthermore, cocoa butter can be very occlusive and lead to the development of clogged pores and m... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Moisturizer: That will help moisturize the skin and diminish any lines due to dry skin but will not eliminate true lines that are "creased" into the epithelium(out... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Yes, other ideas too: Some try cocoa butter, shea butter and vitamin e but studies are murky whether these help. New stretch marks can benefit from application of tretinoin... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Should be.: We don't know the cause of yourself irritation. If its a heat rash, i prefer a&d ointment. If not better in few days then the cause is different , ce... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This would be better so you can get started on the best treatment for you.
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