Aren’t most of us a little obsessed with chocolates? The yummy calorie-filled bars take a few seconds to disappear down your throat and a small while to spread as fat. So, why do Fashion Magazines promote the use of chocolate in their beauty segments? Dermatologists suggest that a homemade chocolate face mask works wonders for damaged and aging skin. Most of you might not know that apart from moisturizing the skin, chocolate face masks hydrate and tone the face noticeably. DIY face masks are fun to prepare as you can get experimental with all the recommended recipes.
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Choose any of the best chocolate face mask that is suitable to your skin
The Standard Chocolate Facial
This is popular because classic skin experts have spread the recipe far and wide.
The mask needs:
- 5 Tbsp. Cocoa Power,
- 3 Tbsp. Honey (Organic),
- 3 Tbsp. Yogurt,
- 1 Tbsp. Uncooked Oatmeal.
Method: Judge the quantity of the oatmeal based on the consistency of the yogurt. After preparing a smooth face mask, apply it on for about 20 minutes. Yogurt is known to make your skin glow on any bad day and contains lactic acid that exfoliates and heals damage. Oatmeal cleans pores and balances the pH levels of your skin. Honey acts as the natural anti-inflammatory ingredient, adds moisture and stability to the skin texture. Hence, facial ingredients are of prime importance.
Chocolate Face Mask for Hydration
This mask needs:
- 1 Tbsp. Of Liquid Dark Chocolate
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Egg Yolk (Optional)
Method: All of the mentioned ingredients need to be mixed up well and applied on your face and neck. The temperature of the mixture should be comfortable so that there’s no skin inflammation. Rinse it with mildly warm water after 15 minutes and gently dap with a towel.
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The Fruity Chocolate Face Mask
This mask needs:
- 1 tbsp of dark melted chocolate,
- 2 tbsp blend of apple, banana, strawberries and watermelon.
Method: This needs to be mixed well together and applied on the face and neck for about 20 minutes. “Tasty” and rich, this blend of yummy ingredients ensure boost in hydration, toning and elasticity of skin. You can also consume the remnants to make your insides as happy.
Role of Anti-oxidants
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Chocolate face mask benefits are from the high antioxidant value. This is more prevalent in cocoa than commonly publicized options like green tea and red wine. Cell repair and damage prevention give skin the much-needed immunity after one crosses into their 20s. Since people associate chocolate consumption with high-calorie intake, they skip out on getting essential benefits.
Rich Vitamin and Mineral Content
Chocolate with high cocoa compound, commonly used as dark/bitter chocolate has Vitamin A, D and E, all of which are great for skin. They release energy and allow better tissue growth in skin. Sulfur, also known as the miracle beauty essential, is found in cocoa. Portions of minerals like iron, copper and zinc boost cell growth and self-preservation quality of the skin. Cocoa powder is easy to use in facials as its mixes instantaneously, but if one has bars, dark chocolate wins the vote.
Re-Birth of the Skin
All the natural properties of cocoa make it a great choice in improving your overall appearance. Make chocolate face mask twice a month for prominent benefit in skin quality. Gradually, your wrinkles and dead skins will vanish and you will be left with a naturally healthy-looking skin. The nourishment adds softness and hydration. Those who have been exposed to a lot of sun damage in the past can get rid of dark spots and tans. Positives will be obvious when you maintain regular and prolonged usage, also ensuring that your facial is mixed with suitable ingredients.
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Cocoa is the main ingredient in preparation of chocolate face masks. You should apply a small portion on the inside of your wrist for 24 hours. In case of an allergic reaction, cease usage immediately. Don’t use sweetened cocoa mix which is meant to prepare hot chocolate or shakes. Ensure that extra oil is added to recipes meant for dry skin. Always clean your face before applying a homemade chocolate face mask.
It is easier to understand the universal favoritism for chocolates! This magic compound can rejuvenate the most stubborn skin types. Now that you’ve prepared your very own homemade chocolate face mask, let us know about the experience. We would like to know which recipe you are going to add to your home spa routine. It’s your turn to come up with a few interesting recipes for us to include in the latest fashion news.
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