Dark Chocolate Beauty Benefits & Ways to Include In Your Beauty Routine

"Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don't need an appointment", a much celebrated quote. Moreover, if you love chocolates as much as we do, take a look at our blog celebrating the history of chocolate. What's better than eating chocolate? The answer is chocolate inspired beauty rituals.

Cocoa beans are full of fatty acids that nourish the skin and a chocolate mask deeply hydrates the skin, especially the dry winter months. The antioxidants present in dark chocolate help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Dark chocolate is very gentle when applied on skin and can be used on sensitive skin too. In addition, cocoa is a source of many important nutrients like zinc, copper, selenium and plays a key role in keeping the skin soft and supple when applied externally.

Lets look at dark chocolate benefits for skin & ways to include it in your beauty routine.

We all have heard a lot about benefits of indulging in chocolate facials, chocolate face masks, chocolate pedicures/manicures and more. One can use melted dark chocolate slab or unsweetened dark cocoa powder for these therapies.

Homemade Chocolate Facial:

Instead of spending huge amounts in beauty parlor, indulge in this anti-oxidant rich homemade dark chocolate facial. Moreover, this facial helps you get a glowing and lustrous skin.

To know more about how to prepare a dark chocolate facial, click here

Easy Dark Chocolate Mask:

Indulge in the many dark chocolate face mask benefits and keep wrinkles at bay.

Blend enough quantity of cocoa powder/ melted dark chocolate with little yogurt and honey to form a smooth paste. Apply all over face and neck area and keep for 15 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry. Spray organic rose water and let it air dry.

Effective Chocolate Scrub:

A great way to get rid of dead cells and improve blood circulation, this easy to make chocolate scrub makes for a great gift too.

Mix together enough cocoa powder/melted dark chocolate , little virgin coconut oil and raw/brown sugar to make a coarse paste. Cleanse your face and gently scrub your face with gentle circular motions for 5-10 minutes. Wash with lukewarm water and pat dry. Above all, don't forget to apply your favorite moisturizer.

Soothing Chocolate Pedicure:

A constant treatment in spa nowadays, a chocolate pedicure is a great way to relax tired feet. Using chocolate pedicure therapy at least once a month will help hydrate, soothe and lighten skin tone of tired feet.

Remove nail polish from your feet and soak in warm water for 10 mins. Scrub all over to remove dead cells and dry with a clean towel. Now apply a mask made with cocoa powder/ melted dark chocolate little honey and milk powder and keep for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and massage feet with lotion of choice.

Natural Foundation:

With increasing awareness about harmful chemicals present in store bought make-up, many are shifting towards making natural make-up products. Foundations for Asian skin tones can be made easily at home with cocoa powder, to know how, read this article

Luscious Chocolate Body Wrap:

A luscious and effective treatment, this easy chocolate warp will leave you smelling divine. A chocolate body wrap leaves your skin soft and helps fight cellulite.

Melt dark chocolate chips in a double boiler. Let it cool to room temperature. Add honey and milk powder to form a smooth paste. Apply all over body and keep for 15-20 minutes. Lie down on plastic sheets and relax with some soft music. Wash off in shower.

What is your favorite way of indulging with dark chocolate? Tell us in comments section.


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