DIY face masks are great additions to any skincare routine to target specific skincare concerns. This DIY chocolate face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils, and help improve the appearance of pores—while providing a relaxing, spa-like experience at home.
The process of the mask drying on your skin and beginning to harden, along with the removal of the mask, causes an expansion in the blood vessels in your skin. This ensures an overall improvement in skin tone. You’ll be left with softer-feeling and smoother-looking skin, and you’ll also notice a radiant glow and a more refreshed appearance.
Masking helps all of your other skincare products work more efficiently. If you want your day lotions, serums, and nighttime products to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper, then a face mask is a must.
By masking on a regular basis, you can ensure that your toning, hydrating and protecting products will all perform better, providing you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.
DIY Chocolate Face Mask
This yummy beauty treatment softens and nourishes the skin and tastes as good as it is effective. It is one of the hottest treatments in beauty parlors today. It contains cocoa, which is a powerful anti-oxidant, and like chocolate, it’s a great mood lifter, because it stimulates the release of serotonin – the hormone that makes you feel relaxed and happy.
- cup of cocoa
- ¼ cup of honey
- 2 tablespoons of heavy cream (or sour cream)
- 3 teaspoons of oatmeal
- Mix the cocoa with the honey, cream, and oatmeal.
- When you’ve stirred it all into a sticky, aromatic mass, apply it on your face, massaging gently so the oatmeal can do its work as an exfoliant.
- Leave it on for twenty minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water