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Cocoa Butter Lotion
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I used cocoa butter lotion on my face and body but i am constantly in the sun, does that make me burn easier? Also should i used aloe lotions instead?
USE SUNSCREEN: Any kind of oil like cocoa butter will magnify the sun's rays and make you more likely to burn. You should use a labeled sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every 2-3 hours, more often if swimming or sweating. Aloe will help AFTER you burn, but does little to prevent and it is far better never to burn. ...Read more
Can cocoa butter lotion get rid off razor bumps on the bikini line? Especially if i'm a regular shaver & plucker in that area?
May make it worse: Cocoa butter lotion is made from the cacao plant, and not the coconut oil. So, cocoa butter has moisturizing properties more than antiseptic properties. Raw coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral, and moisturizing properties too. The lotion may be too thick to put on your bumps, and using something like aloe vera would be more suitable than either cocoa butter or coconut. Use something gentle. ...Read more
How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....
Get checked....: ...By your doctor for illness that can cause dry skin--mainly hypothyroidism--rule that out as a cause. Try using a vaporizer where you sleep. Shower in warm, not hot water. What are you taking 2 anti fungal drugs for? Could they be having some effect on your skin? See a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from PFB. I've recently started using a 10% benzoyl peroxide bar and cocoa butter lotion, with no noticable improvement. What else can I use?
PFB: Patient Friendly Billing? Precious First Born? You've got me. What's PFB? ...Read more
I have redness around my nose, mouth, and checks, it itches and burns i tried cocoa butter lotion and vasoline
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
So i know pupps goes away after delivery but what can I do to relive the itch? I have tried cocoa butter, calomine lotion and lotion with vitamin E
PUPPP: The itching associated with pruritic uricarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (puppp) may worsen immediately after delivery, but generally resolves by 15 days postpartum. Your doctor can prescribe low to mid potency topical corticosteroids initially for relief of symptoms. Nonsedating oral antihistamines can also be used. Systemic glucocorticoids may be needed on occasion for extreme itching. ...Read more
Is equate cocoa butter intense moisturizing body lotion good for your face as well? Can it help the redness on my cheeks?
Any good lotion is : Fine for facial skin, especially if it does not dry, irritate, or cause itching itself. Redness due to irritation and inflammation can be reduced if the irritation and inflammation is reduced, but redness due to emotion (blush) or rosacea will not be affected. Stay out of the sun! ...Read more
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