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So by now you all know how crazy some of my face mask recipes sound but!!! I never write about a recipe unless I honestly feel someone else will benefit from it. So today we talk about Chocolate! This year alone, I have written about Turmeric, Cinnamon, Lemon, Honey, Green tea and many more household ingredients that double up as skin care products. Now let’s add chocolate to the list shall we? ^_^
I can’t remember exactly where I heard or read about Chocolate being an exotic skin treatment but you all know Demi (a.k.a Me) is always ready to try something new. So I did a little
search on google research and found quite a number of face mask recipes involving Chocolate. Most of them seemed so tedious to do, with various ingredients you typically don’t have at home. So I went for the most basic one – The Honey and Chocolate mix.
Chocolate is said to be good for hydrating your skin and keeping it clear. As these two are my top skin priorities, I put the recipe to the test and here’s what I found out! but first, let’s go through the ingredients and procedure I used!
Dark Chocolate – 70% Cocoa Content or higher is recommended or pure Cocoa Powder
Break up your chocolate into little pieces – I only use about 50 grams at a time.
Melt your chocolate on a low heat using a microwave oven – I place mine in the microwave for 30 seconds, take it out and check to see if it’s completely melted using my application brush. If there are still some lumps, I put it back in for 5 seconds at a time until it’s completely melted. BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOUR CHOCOLATE!
Once your chocolate is completely melted, add some honey to it and mix it all up! – You can use as much honey as you want but ensure it’s not much more than the Chocolate.
Begin application using only a small amount at a time. Be careful at this stage as your chocolate might be hot. However, you also want to work as quickly as you can to avoid it solidifying.
Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water. Then pat your face dry with a face cloth and apply your favourite face moisturiser.
So I’ve used this recipe quite a number of times now and while I won’t say there were any OMG results with this, it’s been REALLY GOOD at hydrating my skin. I used it and still use it whenever my skin’s going through its ‘dry’ phase (I have really bad combination skin. It literally has a mind of its own! -_-). It is also a really good quick and cheap fix to dry skin spells and so I HIGHLY recommend it to you if you’re looking for a quick efficient and readily available skin hydrating treatment.
Whenever I use it on my skin, I can immediately tell the difference. My skin always feels really smooth and as though I washed it off with a non greasy oil – if that makes sense. You have to try it out to understand but in a nutshell, it’s a really good face mask to try out. It’s definitely staying in my bank of face masks recipes! ^_^
So what do you think? Will you be trying this out anytime soon? or have you ever used chocolate on your skin?