Using a luscious and tempting chocolate face mask is great for maintaining radiant and younger-looking skin in a natural way.
Cocoa is excellent for the skin and provides strong antioxidant benefits that fight free radicals that cause premature aging. The cocoa flavanols help improve skin texture and hydration. Plus, it contains minerals that promote cell growth and tissue repair.
This mask also includes yogurt, oatmeal and honey. Yogurt has moisturizing and anti-aging properties that help smooth rough skin and add a youthful glow. It also contains lactic acid that gently exfoliates the skin, tightens the pores, reduces skin blemishes and heals suntanned skin.
Oatmeal is another amazing ingredient that promotes soft and smooth skin while cleaning the pores. It absorbs excess oil from the skin and, due to its saponins, works as an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and acne-causing bacteria. In addition, it helps maintain the pH of the skin.
The numerous skin benefits of honey make it an excellent choice for any skin care recipe. It helps retain moisture and promotes a glowing complexion. Plus, its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties soothe and protect acne-prone skin.
How to make a DIY homemade chocolate face mask
Things you will need:
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Plain yogurt
- A bowl
- A mixing spoon
- Measuring spoons
1. Put 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder in a bowl.
2. Add 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt.
3. Add 1 tablespoon of powdered oatmeal.
4. Mix in 1 teaspoon of honey.
How to use
- Slather this homemade chocolate face mask on your freshly washed face and neck.
- Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Remove the mask using a moist paper towel or soft washcloth.
- Rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.
- Repeat once or twice a week.
- Do not confuse cocoa powder with hot cocoa mix or chocolate milk mix, which have less cocoa content and added sugar.
- Use raw honey.
- To make powdered oatmeal, grind the oatmeal in a blender or coffee grinder. Or, simply use oat flour.
- If you have dry skin, add a little olive oil for extra moisture.
- If you have sensitive skin, replace the yogurt in this recipe with milk cream.
- Eating dark chocolate in moderation can also benefit your skin. Research suggests that flavonol-rich dark chocolate or chocolate drinks can help protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays.