Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and essential nutrients that make it the fountain of youth in the cacao family. This sinful indulgence works as a natural drug to clear and repair the cardiovascular system, which has a visible effect on your appearance.
The end result is a powerhouse ingredient that protects you from sun damage, detoxes your skin, and prevents the appearance of fine lines and aging.
Here’s how you can make the most of some dark chocolate facials on Valentine’s Day.
1Chocolate & Salt DIY
In a double boiler, melt 1 bar dark chocolate and set aside. In a bowl, pour 1 cup milk and stir in 3 tbsp salt. Once it is dissolved, add it to the chocolate and let it cool. Apply the mask for 15 minutes before washing it with room temperature water.
This face mask will invigorate your skin cells and give you an inherent glow.
2Cocoa & Coconut DIY
Take 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 cup raw honey, 2tbsp heavy cream, 1/8 cup coconut oil and 3tsp raw oatmeal. Blend the ingredients to a paste, and then apply to your face for 20 minutes; rinse thoroughly.
The coconut works as an exfoliator and simultaneously nourishes the skin with vitamin E.
3Cocoa & Honey DIY
Make a mix of 5tbsp raw cocoa powder, 3tbsp organic honey, 3 tbsp natural organic yogurt, and 1tbsp uncooked oatmeal.
The consistency should be firm, so add more oatmeal if need be. Stir and apply it to your face for 20 minutes, then wash it with cold water.
The yogurt will nourish and hydrate your skin, while the honey will ward off acne and breakouts with its antibacterial properties.
4Cocoa & Oats DIY
Mix 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 cup raw honey, 2tbsp heavy cream and 3tsp oats. Gently massage it on your skin, leaving it on for 20 minutes before washing your face with warm water.
This DIY exfoliates the skin and works as a shield against sun damage.
5Cocoa & Strawberry DIY
Stir in 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 cup raw honey, 2tbsp cream, 3tsp raw oatmeal, and add 5 fresh, ripe diced strawberries. Apply the mix to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes; rinse with cold water.
The face pack is a great way to fight off free radicals and renew the skin cells to retain your youthful glow.