Can I Put Cocoa Butter on My Face?

The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology explains that cocoa butter can be used on facial skin; however, it can exacerbate acne due to the oil in it. Cocoa butter is a thick, oily moisturizing cream, which is often used to treat very dry skin.

Before applying cocoa butter on facial skin, consider two factors: skin type and whether or not clogged, oily pores are present. Over-active oil glands can cause oily skin and increase certain types of acne. Some acne results from pores already blocked with keratin, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. Therefore, cocoa butter can be too greasy for acne-prone skin with previously clogged pores.