When we hear “cocoa”, we always think of our favorite chocolate treats. But quality cocoa has a number of benefits for the he alth and beauty of our skin, both if we consume it and if we apply it in the form of homemade masks.
Cocoa is rich in antioxidants, thanks to which the negative effects of free radicals are limited. Antioxidants help repair some of the damage caused by the environment, stress, unhe althy diet, exposure to sunlight, and more.
The antioxidant flavonoids it contains are called flavanols. Western studies show that flavanols help repair the skin.
Today in our He alth & Beauty column, we're sharing three homemade cocoa face masks to pamper your skin. For more beauty and fewer wrinkles.
Honey and cocoa mask
Cocoa and honey have antioxidant properties, reduce free radical damage, reduce the risk of bacterial infections that cause pimples. Honey has an astringent and moisturizing effect.
To prepare this mask, combine 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, a pinch of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix everything well. Remember that it is important to apply face masks on previously cleansed and dry skin. Leave this cocoa mask on for about 20 minutes. After rinsing with cool water, you can apply suitable cosmetics.
Masque with cocoa and yogurt
Yogurt is great for nourishing and refreshing the skin on the face and neck, it improves skin tone as it acts as a gentle exfoliant.Applied to the lower lid area,also helps reduce puffiness and dark spots. Homemade masks with it are always great.
To prepare your beautifying treatment you will need to combine 1 tablespoon of natural cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoons of yogurt. Everything is mixed well. The mask is applied to the face and washed off after 10-15 minutes. If necessary, apply a suitable cream.
Masque with cocoa and coconut oil
If you don't have coconut oil, you can replace it with jojoba oil, shea, cocoa butter. In a water bath, gently melt 1 tsp of the butter. Add to it 1-2 tsp of natural cocoa powder. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more oil. This mask is suitable both for application on the face and neck, as well as for the area around the eyes. You can also use it only as an eye mask. Leave the ingredients on for 10-15 minutes and rinse your face with lukewarm water.