What chocolate for beautiful skin???!!! I know ladies sounds crazy for we’ve always been told its bad for the skin and gives pimples if you eat a lot of it but nooo… it has also got lots of benefits if you apply it on your skin. Chocolate is mainly made of Cocoa and it is very high in powerful antioxidants called flavonols which protect your skin from skin damaging free radicals. Cocoa has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in minerals magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron, copper, zinc, potassium, and manganese. Sulphur helps promote healthy and beautiful skin. Calcium is good for skin growth & regeneration, Cancer Prevention and retains moisture.
Here are a few tips how to nourish your skin and make some homemade Chocolate Masks. Please note you have to use chocolate with 70-90 % content of cocoa to see results. You may also use these masks on some other parts of your body if you wish so. Hope you all will love it 🙂
1) Chocolate Regenerating Face Mask
Mix 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate with 1 teaspoon of almond oil and 1 teaspoon of rose hip oil. Make sure that your mask is lukewarm and comfortable to touch. Add 1 drop of essential oil of the rose, mix all the ingredients very well and apply the mask on your face for 20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. The oils will help to regenerate your skin cells and chocolate will help tone and hydrate the skin.
2) Toning Chocolate Face Mask
This mask can tone your skin very well, hydrate it and even improve it’s elasticity. To prepare it you need to warm up 50 grams of “good” chocolate on the water bath. To prepare other ingredients you will need to blend them. Mix apple, banana, strawberries and water melon in your blender and put 2-3 tablespoons of this mix into the bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of your melted chocolate. If a big part of your tasty smoothy stayed in your blender – you can happily drink it, knowing that you care for your skin both from inside and out! Now, apply the mask on your face and neck and wait for about 20 minutes before rinsing the mask with lukewarm water.
3) Hydrating Chocolate Face Mask
To prepare this “wonder mask” take 50 grams of chocolate warm it up on the water bath till it becomes liquid. Then mix 1 tablespoon of this liquid chocolate with 1 tablespoon of olive oil (you can use sweet almond oil, linen oil or grape seed oil instead) and 1 egg’s yolk (you can skip egg’s yolk if you don’t like the smell of it. Chocolate with oil will also have wonderful effect.) Mix it all up very well and spread the mask all over your face and neck. Make sure that the temperature of your chocolate mask is comfortable to apply it on your face. Keep it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
4) Rejuvenating, hydrating and soothing Chocolate Mask
Mix 1 tablespoon of melted chocolate with 1 tablespoon of thick add-ons free cream and add 1 tablespoon of liquid honey. Apply this mask on your face and neck for about 15 minutes and then, rinse it with lukewarm water. If you still have some “stickiness” on your face, wipe your skin with your favorite toner