Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, a great source of polyphenols which happen to have beneficial antioxidant properties. And it also contains some healthy fats such as shea and cocoa butters, which help to moisturize your skin while packing a big anti-inflammatory punch.
Maybe that's why spas all around the country offer customers luxurious chocolate facials. However, if you would rather save the money, try recreating this simple chocolate face mask at home.
Chocolate: It's Not Just For Late Night Snacking Anymore
If you find your skin is feeling a little dry, is irritated, or could just use a touch of pampering simply combine:
- 1/3 cup of dark cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup organic honey
- 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons of powdered oatmeal
Mix all your ingredients together until you have a nice paste, then evenly apply it to your face. Let the mask sit and soak into your skin for up to 15 minutes. Don't worry, we won't judge if you taste it. After your time is up, simply rinse your face off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Your skin should feel extremely soft and smooth but if you feel as though you still need a little bit more moisture, feel free to apply your usual moisturizer, or your favourite anti-aging serum.