My skin has taken a beating this winter. The cold is never-ending as is the dryness. Even though I was applying face moisturizer twice daily, my face was always dry, flaky, and screaming for help. So, I decided to try out an all natural face mask and stumbled upon this moisturizing chocolate facial recipe.
I was sold after the word chocolate. A nourishing skin treatment that is also edible?! Sign me up!
This mask is super easy to make with only four ingredients you probably already have at home:
Cocoa: Chocolate and cocoa powder has the amazing power to lift your moods and lower stress levels. Cocoa contains rich anti-oxidants that help repair damaged skin and help smooth out imperfections.
Honey: Is a great anti-bacterial agent that helps open up pores and deeply cleanses.
Oatmeal: Is a gentle on the skin and acts as a healing agent to many skin irritants (burns, poison ivy, bug bites, sunburn). Oatmeal is a powerful exfoliant and removes dead skin and clears pores.
Cream (sour cream for me) Moisturizes skin and diminishes fine lines.
To make, mix together:
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons of sour cream
and 3 tablespoons of crushed oatmeal (I put mine in the blender).
Once mixed, generously apply the paste to your face. I really felt like I was mixing together a batch of cookies and wasn’t too keen on applying this mess to my face. As you can see, I look like something that crawled out of the swamp and is ready to attack village children. So just do it!
Once the mask is applied, lie down and relax for 20 minutes and let the chocolate mixture work its magic!
I loved smelling like dessert and was instantly relaxed. Best part of it being all natural? You’re able to sneak a lick or too!
After your 20 minutes are up, gently remove the mask with a luke warm towel. I must admit, this part was a little messy. It took a good handful of paper towels and face towels to completely remove all of the paste.
Once I was all cleaned off my skin felt fresh and clean and soft. For best results, complete this mask 2 times a week.
What do you think? Will you try out a chocolate face mask? Perfect for a girls night in and I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate that nourishes both your soul and your skin?