A new study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology suggests that cocoa, teas, and coconuts can help reduce acne.
The findings are based on a study of 4,000 participants who participated in the American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery’s SkinCare Challenge, a competition that sought to identify and study the most effective ways to treat acne.
“The study showed that the most common cause of acne is sebum,” said lead author Dr. Joanna M. Luevano, MD, professor of dermatology and pediatrics at the University of Michigan.
“If you’re going to use products that are moisturizing, moisturizing products that have a moisturizing effect, you should use those as your first line of defense against acne.
If you’re using products with a soothing effect, then you should start with the second line of protection.”
In this study, the participants were asked to wear a mask every day for 24 hours to remove sebum and to apply a mixture of water, coconut oil, and cocoa powder to their face and body.
After the 24-hour mask and masking, participants also completed a survey about their acne symptoms.
“Our study showed some really promising results,” Dr. Luesano said.
“A lot of people were actually surprised to see that there was a difference between the ingredients that they were using.”
Dr. Luedano said that there are different ways to apply cocoa powder, and that it was important to test them on different skin types and different skin colors.
For instance, the most commonly used ingredients in cocoa are cocoa, palm oil, cocoa butter, and milk solids.
“Butter is probably one of the most important things to be aware of,” Dr Lueson said.
Butter contains cocoa butter solids, which help prevent the formation of sebum.
“So, the idea here is that cocoa oil and cocoa butter have a very different texture, so they don’t create as much sebum on your face, but they do create more sebum than butter,” Dr Hsieh said.
Cocoa oil is made up of a fatty substance called cocoa butter that has a similar texture to that of butter.
“Coconut oil has a lot of water in it and is really low in fat, so it’s good for skin,” Dr Wahl said.
Butter, on the other hand, is made from vegetable oils, like coconut, palm, palm sugar, and palm kernel oil.
It’s not necessarily the same type of fat as cocoa butter.
But it does have a similar flavor and it has a slightly similar texture, and it’s also less expensive than cocoa butter,” he said.”
It’s really important to use coconut oil as your second line in protecting against acne, because coconut oil is really high in vitamin E, which is important for fighting acne,” Dr O’Leary added.”
If you want to try to reduce acne, you want a high concentration of vitamin E on your skin, so that’s one of your first lines of defense,” Dr Kwon said.
So, how do you apply coconut oil to your skin?”
That’s what we did in this study.””
You apply it to your face and you apply it onto the area you want acne to form.
That’s what we did in this study.”
Dr Lue and Dr Welsons team also tested the effectiveness of cocoa, coffee, and tea extracts on acne in patients with eczema.
“They both showed really good results,” said Dr Lue.
“So, these extracts are really good for people who have eczemas because cocoa and coffee have been proven to reduce sebum, and they’re good for acne.”
“I think these extracts have really good potential to be used for people with eczyas,” Dr Jang said.
But, he cautions that you should talk to your doctor first to make sure that it’s right for you.
“I’d definitely avoid using these products because it can be toxic, and you can have side effects,” Dr Grewal said.
If you have eczya, Dr Kwin said you should probably consult with your doctor to find out whether or not your skin condition is eczyatically related to your use of cocoa or coffee or tea.
“That’s really the main thing to remember,” Dr Yip said.