Chocolates and girls have a long standing relationship. While we take guilty pleasure from this wicked obsession, chocolate isn’t all about that. It is actually beneficial to the skin as dark chocolate host a range of powerful antioxidants that protect our skin against free radical damage. This result in soft, supple young looking skin. Additionally, using chocolates as part of the of your beauty routine keeps your skin protected against the harmful UV rays.
Yummy, tasty, delicious chocolate.The chocolate should not feel sticky and uncomfortable when applied but rather calming and comfy.
Not only does chocolate moisturize and soften the skin but its sweet and mind-blowing scent will leave you exiting the salon, spa or from home feeling both happy and full of life.
Chocolate Oatmeal Face Mask
With these benefits for hydrating face mask, it is time to whip up your own recipe.
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (make sure that your cocoa has not been Dutche processed to retain the antioxidants)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons rolled oatmeal
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
Using a small bowl and spoon or spatula, mix all ingredients until well combined. Grind/blend the rolled oats until it becomes fine powder. You can also use powdered oats if you have one. Use a small bowl and spoon or spatula to combine all ingredients. Stir well until you get a fine and consistent texture. Apply the anti aging face mask immediately on your face using a clean brush. If you don’t have one, your fingers will do. Massage it gently and lay down. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
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Using chocolates on your face is a great way to enhance your beauty without adding calories. It reverses ageing, moisturizes the skin and tightens the collagen in our skin. It also gives the skin a beautiful glow and prevents blemishes. More so, chocolates increases collagen production. According to research, the flavonoids in cocoa protect the cells from cytotoxicity. It also suggested that cocoa may have preventative and anti-neurodegerative effects.
On the other hand, honey and oatmeal are already favored in the beauty department because of the many benefits we can get from them. Oatmeals are known to be great exfoliatiant, getting rid of dead skin cells and giving our skin a clean and smooth surface. Meanwhile, honey is use for almost any facial mask because of its antibacterial properties, fighting the acne in the face.
Now, this is what you call TLC for the skin that both smells and feels great! Worth a try – especially for you stressed out chocoholics!
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