I love chocolate. It tastes delicious and eating some always makes me feel better after a tiring day. And it’s good for my skin too!
Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which are very high in polyphenols, a group of substances (including flavonoids), that have strong antioxidant properties. In addition, chocolate contains fats (like shea butter and cocoa butter), which have moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Lately, spas have started offering chocolate facials to their clients, but if you have some bars of dark chocolate lying around, you can make your very own facial mask.
How to make a chocolate facial mask
- 1/3 cup of dark cocoa
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons of powdered oatmeal
Mix all the ingredients together. Apply the mixture on the skin and wait 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
I don’t make this mask often cos I honestly prefer to eat chocolate than applying it on my face (seems like a waste, doesn’t it?). But the mask makes my skin so soft and smooth and I always have a bit (or two) of chocolate while preparing it. Yummy and relaxing.
Have you ever tried a chocolate facial before?