Smooth, detectable, satiating and divine. That’s how I would describe chocolate and the feeling we get after eating it. Not only the taste and flavor, cocoa is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that combat aging and keep the skin smooth and wrinkle free. It gives a lift to the face and controls the mechanism of skin sagging. We can make face masks using chocolate in which several ingredients have been added. They help in rejuvenating, lifting, and toning the skin.
Here Are 5 DIY Chocolate Face Masks
1. Hydrating Face Mask
This mask moisturises and tones the skin to give a smooth and beautiful complexion.
- 50 gms chocolate chunks cut into fine pieces
- 1 tab olive oil
- 1 egg’s yolk(optional)
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and take 1 tab of the liquid chocolate. Add olive oil and whisk in the yolk to make a smooth paste. Apply this smooth paste all over the neck and face. Wash after 15 minutes with lukewarm water and moisturise the face.
2. Chocolate Yogurt Face Mask
Yogurt has skin lightening effects and helps in dealing with dark spots and blemishes. Oatmeal exfoliates and honey nourishes the skin. All these are added to chocolate to make an excellently effective face mask.
- 1 tab cocoa powder
- 2 tabs plain yogurt
- 1 tab of powdered oatmeal
- 1 tsp of honey
Mix all the above ingredients and make a smooth paste. Apply this mask all over the face and neck and leave for 20 minutes. Now clean the face using a tissue or a towel, followed by a good face rinse. Repeat this regime 1-2 times a week for a fresh, toned and glowing skin.
3. Chocolate Fruit Face Mask
The goodness and freshness of fruits when mixed with chocolate make a very effective mask for firming, toning, and moisturising the skin.
- 50 gms chocolate pieces
- few pieces of fruits like bananas, watermelon, apples, strawberries etc.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and take a tab of the liquid in a bowl. Puree the fruit pieces and then add them to the melted chocolate liquid. Make a smooth paste by mixing the ingredients well and apply it on the face. Keep for 20 minutes and then wash off. The skin feels young and firmer than before. Use twice a week.
4. Creamy Chocolate Face Mask
This is a deep nourishing face pack which leaves the skin feeling extra soft and supple.It maintains skin elasticity and restores lost glaze to the skin.
- 1 tab thick cream
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tab melted chocolate liquid
Mix all the above ingredients well and make a smooth paste. Apply on the face and wash after 20 minutes. Use a toner to wipe off the stickiness from the face. Use 2 times a week for best results. It is especially recommended for a dry and flaky skin.
5. Regenerating Face Mask
Dull, lifeless, wrinkle prone and sagging skin can be brought back to life, with this hydrating face mask as it has the goodness of almond oil and rose hip oil that supply nutrients and minerals to the skin which help in maintaining the elasticity by keeping the collagen healthy.
- 1 tab melted chocolate
- 1 tsp rosehip oil
- 1 tsp almond oil
Make a smooth paste by mixing all the ingredients together. Apply on the face and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse the face and moisturise if required. Can be applied 2 times a week.