What comes to your mind first when you hear the term chocolate? Well, the very first thing which can hover around in anyone’s mind is that chocolates are yummy. Are you aware that the eatable can also bring a glow to your skin? Many skin care companies have come up with chocolate face masks for glowing skin which is made out of chocolate.
But before throwing your money just in the name of brands, have a look at DIY chocolate face masks for all skin type. These chocolate face pack recipes are so easy to make right in the comfort of your home.
Benefits of dark chocolate for skin
1. Chocolate and especially dark chocolate can work wonders for your skin. Dark chocolate consists of flavanols, polyphenols, and catechins. These are organic in nature thereby acting as a very strong antioxidant. The cacao seeds help to carve out chocolate which has high levels of antioxidants.
2. Flavanols which is one of the main ingredients in a chocolate bar safeguard our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. The blood flow increases thereby making your skin glowing. This ingredient also keeps your skin hydrated.
3. The stress is the main reason behind your dull skin and Cocoa helps to reduce your stress levels.
Chocolate face masks according to skin type
Now that you are aware of dark chocolate benefits for skin let’s take a look at the homemade chocolate face masks according to the skin type so that you can enjoy a healthy and glowing skin.
1. Cocoa powder face mask for oily skin
In order to make this face mask at home, you will require one tablespoon of cocoa powder which is not sweet, cinnamon and one tablespoon of organic honey. Take all three ingredients and make a perfect blend out of it. When the paste is prepared, and it appears to be chunky then more of honey can be added to it.
Now as the paste is ready, you can cover your face and neck with it. Keep it on your face for nearly half an hour and then wash it. Use this paste twice a week to get better results. Both chocolate and honey used in this face mask are rich in antioxidants. This face mask keeps pimples at bay, and the skin is soft and glowing.
2. Dark chocolate face pack for dry skin
To make this mask, you will require two bars of dark chocolate (purchase bars which have only seventy percent cocoa content in it), two third cup of milk, one teaspoon of sea salt, and three tablespoons of brown sugar. To make the face mask, first of all, you have to bring the chocolate to a liquefied state.
You can put the chocolate bar in the microwave just for a few seconds. Now you have to mix salt, sugar, and milk and blend it properly. After the paste cools down which has now been properly made you can apply it to your face and neck. Allow it to stay on your skin for around fifteen minutes. Later wash it off with lukewarm water. This face mask moisturizes the skin thereby making it plump and soft.
3. Clay and dark chocolate face pack for glowing skin
To make this nutritious face mask, you will require one-fourth cup of cocoa powder, two tablespoons of clay, two tablespoons of plain curd, one teaspoon of lemon juice, and one teaspoon of coconut oil. Now take all of the ingredients mentioned above and blend it. As it forms consistency, apply it to your face and neck. Keep it on for nearly twenty minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.
How is it beneficial for your skin? Well, the lemon juice and the yogurt lighten up your skin and keeps it healthy. On the other side, you have the cocoa powder which is filled with anti-oxidants.
4. Cocoa powder and cream face pack for dull skin
To make this paste, you will require one tablespoon of cocoa powder which doesn’t contain any sugar and one tablespoon of heavy cream. Take both the cocoa powder and the heavy cream and blend it well so that a paste is made. Clean your face before applying the mixture to your face. Keep it for around 30 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.
If you know your skin type and related issues, pick from these chocolate face packs accordingly. You need to be consistent to witness the effects of any home remedy. Please let us know your experience with these face masks in the comments and whether they have been effective on you.