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5 Dark Chocolate Face Masks To Pamper Your Skin
Boldsky | 10th Oct, 2019 10:46 AM

Chocolate, especially dark chocolate is a treat to our taste buds and senses. But, what if we tell you that this yummy delight can benefit your skin in many amazing ways? Well, that is true. Dark chocolate is a treasure-trove of benefits for your skin and when applied topically can make your skin radiant and flawless. It helps keep the skin hydrated and add a natural glow to your skin.

Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and flavonoids that nourish and rejuvenate your skin from within. Besides, cocoa is shown to contain more antioxidants than any other fruits. This antioxidant properties of cocoa help to protect the skin from free radical damage. Moreover, it also protects the skin from the damage done by the harmful UV rays of the sun. We know how much damage can the sun rays do. In short, dark chocolate is a nourishing boost for the skin.

Let's now look at how you can use dark chocolate to benefit your skin.

ALSO READ: Benefits of Chocolate Face Masks

1. Dark Chocolate, Milk And Brown Sugar Mix

Milk contains lactic acid that is a great agent to exfoliate the skin and improve the appearance and texture of your skin . Brown sugar protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and also the skin ageing caused due to overexposure to the sun . Sea salt is a nourishing ingredient that moisturises the skin and makes it soft and supple. One of the best skin lightening agents, lemon also has astringent properties to unclog skin pores and prevent premature ageing of the skin.

Ingredients
  • 2 bars of dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Few drops of lemon juice
Method of use
  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
  • Take 1/4th cup of this melted chocolate in a separate bowl. Allow it to cool down to normal temperature.
  • Add honey and lemon to this and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse it off using lukewarm water.
3. Dark Chocolate, Milk And Honey

The amazing properties of dark chocolate mixed with exfoliating and cleansing properties of milk and moisturising and protective properties of honey make up for a great face mask to nourish and refresh the skin.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup melted dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Few drops of honey
Method of use
  • Take the melted chocolate in a bowl.
  • Add milk and honey to this and mix well.
  • Apply the mixture to your face.
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wipe it off with a tissue and wash off the residue.
  • Give your face a final cold water rinse.
4. Dark Chocolate, Yogurt And Gram Flour

Applied topically, yogurt not only improves skin moisture but also skin elasticity and adds a natural glow to your skin . Gram flour cleanses the skin thorough ly to get rid of any dirt and impurities in the skin.

Ingredients
  • A bar of dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp yogurt
Method of use
  • Melt the chocolate on a double boiler. Let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Add gram flour and yogurt to it. Mix well.
  • Apply this mixture to your face and neck.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some water on your face and use circular motions to scrub and remove the pack off your face.
  • Rinse it off thoroughly later.
5. Dark Chocolate And Multani Mitti

A special mask for those with oily skin, this helps to balance the sebum production in the skin. While the chocolate nourishes and hydrates the skin, multani mitti present in the mask takes out the excess oil from the skin and removes dirt and impurities from your skin leaving you with nourished and healthy skin.

Ingredients
  • 1-2 bars of dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp multani mitti
Method of use
  • In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate.
  • To this, add mulatni mitti and mix well.
  • Allow the mixture to cool until lukewarm.
  • Apply the mixture to your face.
  • Leave it on until it dries.
  • Rinse it off thoroughly later.

   
 
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