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A DIY Chocolate Face Mask

A DIY Chocolate Face Mask

By Vanessa, DivineCaroline

I love chocolate just as much as any girl, but I never, not even once, considered using it as a facial treatment. Oh yes ladies, you read that right! No longer is chocolate just good for soothing our bad moods or getting rid of that ever-present sweet tooth that always seems to crop up after dinner, but it is now being put to use on our skin.

You see, chocolate is made from cocoa beans, a great source of polyphenols, which happen to have beneficial antioxidant properties.

On top of that, chocolate also contains some healthy fats such as shea and cocoa butters, which help to moisturize our skin while also packing a big anti-inflammatory punch.

Maybe that’s why spas all around the country are starting to offer their customers luxurious chocolate facials.

However, if you would rather save the money on expensive spa treatments, then keep reading, because I’m going to teach you how to make your own 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 and let the mask sit and soak into your skin for up to 15 minutes.

And don’t worry, I won’t judge you if you taste your mask before applying it to your face. I would be lying if I said I didn’t do it myself.

After your 15 minutes 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 half the amount of your usual moisturizer, or your favorite anti-aging serum.

Et voila! A DIY face mask that is so tasty it may just double as a quick little snack.

 

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3:32AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Interesting...but I'm just gonna stick to eating it:)

3:05AM PDT on Mar 29, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

6:59PM PDT on Oct 13, 2012

Thanks but I'm afraid I'd wind up eating it instead of putting on my face, lol.

8:41PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

You could also sub in yogurt for the heavy cream very easily, and I've found it's even better for my skin.

5:10PM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Can you imagine? Your face will have died and gone to heaven. Death by CHOCOLATE!!!

5:27PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

nice, but I don't think I would want to put it on my face, which is why I don't make my own masks lol

10:17AM PDT on Sep 8, 2012

:-)

12:39AM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

chocolates has two benefits one for eat and second for beauty.. i like it..

7:57PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

Don't let your dog 'help' you clean your face off!

Interesting idea...

8:37AM PDT on Aug 4, 2012

interesting

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