Who doesn’t love to eat chocolates? The very thought of imagining one can send off many people to a trance. Such is the effect a bar of chocolate has on a human psyche. Thoroughly enjoyed by our civilization either young or old it is one of the foods that would have made you fall in love with it at least once in your life. However, not many people know that chocolates are not only to be enjoyed as a guilt resource but can be used as a great medium to add beauty to the skin. Dark chocolates are loaded with cocoa that is enriched with antioxidants. They are very beneficial in skin tightening and in taking care of the wrinkles of the skin. Chocolates act effectively as an anti-aging medium and can work as a great sunscreen agent too. The number of people using chocolate face masks is on the rise as it has a number of beauty benefits and has great potential on par with herbal face masks.
You can make the face packs either by using unsweetened cocoa powder or by melting dark chocolates. To melt the chocolates, first cut the chocolate bar into small pieces. Then pour some water into a pan and boil it. After you see the steam coming out the pan, use another pan or a bowl that fits on top of this boiling pan. Drop the chocolate pieces on top of this bowl. We are using this method since chocolates should not be melted directly and should be melted using only the steam which comes out of the bowl. Stir continuously until the chocolate melts and till there are no lumps. Now allow it to cool completely for about 2-3 hours. Remember to use the liquid chocolate on your skin only after it has cooled completely. Now let us look at a few homemade facial packs using chocolate.
5 Homemade Chocolate Facial Packs For Getting That Glowing Look:
1. Chocolate And Yogurt Face Pack
Yogurt has natural properties in it that takes care of your skin blemishes. Together with chocolate they are very beneficial for improving the overall texture of your skin and helps in increasing its tenderness. To make this pack use a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder or two to three tablespoon of melted dark chocolate. Add three tablespoon of yogurt to it and mix well without any lumps. For better results, you can even add few drops of honey to this mixture and mix well. Now using a soft brush apply the paste as layers in your face. Let it rest for about 20 minutes and rinse well in cold water. Pat dry your face with a soft cloth or towel. For best results, use this mask twice a month on your face and skin.
2. Chocolate And Oatmeal Face Pack
If you have dry skin, then this is the best types of mask to use. Oatmeal has natural exfoliates in them that are beneficial for removing dead skin cells. Together with chocolate, they help in rejuvenating your skin and tightens them in the process. To make this pack, take two tablespoons of liquefied dark chocolate and mix them well with a tablespoon of crushed oatmeal powder. If the skin appears to be rough, you can even add a tablespoon of white cream to this mixture and mix well forming a thick paste. Use a soft brush to apply this mixture to your face and leave it aside for about 20 minutes. Rinse well later using cold water and pat dry using a soft cloth. Use this pack once in two weeks or depending on the dryness levels of your skin, you can use it once in a week too.
3. Chocolate And Coconut Milk Face Pack
Coconut milk is very beneficial for skin smoothening and to retain its moisture. Mix 3-4 tablespoons of coconut milk to a tablespoon of cocoa powder or two tablespoons of dark chocolate liquid. Add a few drops of honey to this mixture and mix well. Apply it evenly on your face using a soft brush and leave aside for about 20 minutes. Rinse well later using cold water and pat dry with a soft cloth. This face pack is one of the easiest to make and can be used once a week for better results.
4. Chocolate And Egg Face Pack
Egg whites are known for their skin tightening properties and together with chocolate they act as an effective anti-aging formula. They are also beneficial for keeping the wrinkles under check. Mix two egg whites along with cocoa powder or two to three tablespoons of liquid chocolate. Beat well so that there are no lumps formed and apply the mask on your face. After about 20 minutes rinse well using cold water. This mask can be used once in every two weeks for getting a tightened and toned skin.
5. Chocolate And Gram Flour Face Pack
If you suffer from oily skin, then you can give this face pack a try. Gram flour works efficiently as a cleansing agent against oily skins and to make this pack add a tablespoon of cocoa powder or two tablespoons of liquefied chocolate to a tablespoon of gram flour. Add 2-3 tablespoons of curd to it and mix well. For better results, you can even add a few drops of honey to this mixture. Apply it on your face and leave it aside for about 20 minutes. Rinse well in cold water and pat dry. You can use this pack once in two weeks for the best results.
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