Did you know that chocolates are packed with minerals and nutrients that are extremely beneficial for the skin? One of the neatest ways to enjoy the beauty of chocolate is to make a home made face mask. Try these natural, easy-to-make residential chocolate face masks that will rejuvenate your skin and make it glow from within.
But first, let’s take a look at why chocolate is good for our skin.
Why is chocolate good for the skin?
Chocolates are rich in flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Chocolates are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamins E, K and B, as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron, which are easily absorbed by the skin and nourish skin cells. The flavonoids and Vitamins present in chocolate fight free radicals and protect the skin from premature aging.
Cocoa powder is the perfect exfoliant for the skin. It helps to remove dead cells and improves blood circulation to the skin, making the skin shine.
Dark chocolate has compounds such as polyphenols, flavonoids, catechins and more that act as antioxidants and keep skin looking youthful and fresh.
Cocoa powder also contains caffeine, which helps you achieve firm and supple skin. It helps break down oils and reduces fluid retention in the skin, leading to toned, firm skin.
Chocolate Yogurt Face Mask Recipe
- cocoa powder
Fabrication: Add one tablespoon of cocoa powder, one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of yogurt and mix well. Apply a lot to your face except the eyes and leave it for about 25-30 minutes and then rinse it off.
Fruity Chocolate Face Mask
- melted chocolate
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 cup of watermelon
Fabrication: Put all the fruits through the blender. Then add the melted chocolate on it and mix until it becomes a thick paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for at least 15 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water.
Avocado and Chocolate Face Mask
- One ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Fabrication: Mash the peeled avocado, add the honey and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mashed avocado and make a paste. Apply it on your face and leave it for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, gently peel off the mask and wash your face with cold water and pat dry. You can apply the mask several times a week if you wish.