Chocolate is good for your heart, your blood pressure and of course, your taste buds. But did you know chocolate is good for your skin? Rich in antioxidants, chocolate gives your skin extra protection against free radicals and can nourish the skin. We’ve rounded up three DIY chocolate face mask recipes for your next spa day at home.

The Chocolate Mask:

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, heavy cream

Mix together a heaping tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder with heavy cream to form a paste.

Apply to clean, dry skin and leave the paste on for 15 minutes.

Wipe off mask with washcloth and rinse your face with lukewarm water and pat dry.

The Chocolate Yogurt Honey Mask:

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey

Blend cocoa powder with honey and yogurt. Cocoa powder can be difficult to blend, so be patient with this step. Keep mixing until mixture looks like melted chocolate.

Clean your face with lukewarm water. Dab dry and then apply the mask evenly on the face except for lip and eye areas. Relax for 15-20 minutes.

Wash off with lukewarm water and dab dry.

The Dark Chocolate Brown Sugar Sea Salt Mask

Ingredients: 2 bars of dark chocolate, 2/3 cup of milk, sea salt, and 3 tablespoons of brown sugar

Heat dark chocolate in a double boiler for about 3 minutes.

Mix sea salt, brown sugar, and 2/3 cup of milk in a bowl.

Remove melted chocolate from heat. Mix melted chocolate with salt/milk mixture.

Allow to cool and apply to face while cool but not hardened.

Leave on until it hardens and wash off with lukewarm water. Add moisturizer.

 

Use these DIY chocolate face masks to pamper and protect your skin!

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