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Doctor insights on: Coco Butter Lotion

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Does shea butter lighten skin?

Does shea butter lighten skin?

No: Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in africa. It will not help with lightening. ...Read more

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Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

Olive oil ok as face moisturizer?

No: I think it would likely increase your risk for acne. ...Read more

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Coconut oil for sunburn?

Stick to basics: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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Does shea butter lighten the skin?

Does shea butter lighten the skin?

No: Shea butter is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer, salve or lotion. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in africa. It does not lighten skin. ...Read more

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more

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Will aloe vera lotion aggrevate acne?

Will aloe vera lotion aggrevate acne?

Maybe: Keep aloe vera off your face and anything else you find in your house. Do not pick your face. Things that trigger acne include sun damage, lack of sleep, hormones, genetics, and stress. ...Read more

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Palmers cocoa butter formula on pimples, is this good?

Palmers cocoa butter formula on pimples, is this good?

Not really: There are much better acne products to use - benzoyl peroxide cream and a salicylic wash would be what i'd recommend first. ...Read more

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Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin. ...Read more

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Can shea butter lighten your skin?

Can shea butter lighten your skin?

No: I do not think there is any evidence to show that shea butter lightens the skin. ...Read more

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Is cocoa butter good for sunburn?

Is cocoa butter good for sunburn?

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. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more

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Does coco butter help cure stretch marks?

Does coco butter help cure stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are scarring of the skin. Once they occur they cannot be removed with out surgery. Keeping the skin moisturized may help minimize the risk of getting stretch marks. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Does aloe Vera gel, cocoa butter lotion, or vitamin E oil heal mild scars on the face and body?

Possible: There is no proven scar healer out there that I am aware of, keeping the area clean and soft should help with decreasing the amount of scar build up. I have always thought that sunblock for the first year on a scar is important to avoid excessive scarring as sun damage can exacerbate a scar. Most scars overtime though do improve, the body usually does a good job at healing itself. ...Read more

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Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me

Which butter is good moisturizer whether raw unrefined Shea butter or mango butter?? Please tell me

Depends: Whatever works for you is the best otherwise there would not be hundreds of moisturizer to choose from. The most important step is to apply the moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing. There is some suggestion that shea butter may work better on Asian skin but that's just one opinion. ...Read more

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Is cocoa butter good for sunburns?

Is cocoa butter good for sunburns?

Not really: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink h2o. ...Read more

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Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Is ocean potion skincare's "moisturizing aloe lotion" good for a sunburn?

Use Aloe directly: From the plant. Most lotions have too low an aloe % to really aid in skin healing. ...Read more

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Does calamine lotion really help w/ acne?

Does calamine lotion really help w/ acne?

Get a real Rx: Calamine lotion will disappoint you. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best over-the-counter remedy. If this does not clear you in two weeks, see your physician. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's a major personal and professional liability. Use "pop" remedies only as an adjunct. ...Read more

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It's okay to use palmer's cocoa butter formula(anti aging)on face right?

It's okay to use palmer's cocoa butter formula(anti aging)on face right?

Yes.: Anti-aging formula use different substances with the purpose of replenishing moisture and thus elasticity to the skin. Cocoa butter formula's better known use is to help erase stretch marks caused by pregnancy or from weight gain. Most people do not like to use on the face because it feels greasy. ...Read more