Friday, May 14, 2010

Chocolate Helps Everything


Who doesn't love chocolate? Give me a little chocolate and a little bit of wine, and I'm a happy girl. So what about a chocolate face mask? Yes, that's right! I know, I know. People say that chocolate can give you acne, but not true my friend. Spread the love all over your face. (Please don't go melt a Hershey bar and literally spread it on your face)

Not only is this mask diet friendly,it is an excellent moisturizer, that leaves your skin soft and glowing. It is filled with tryptophan, an essential amino acid that is a precursor of serotonin, neurotransmitter that is thought to regulate mood. Cocoa powder, which is what chocolate is made of, is a wonderful and powerful antioxidant. It protects and frees the skin from free radicals, that cause significant damage to skin layers.

Ingredients:


1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of heavy cream (sour cream will work as well)
3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredient until the mass in consistent. Apply on the face, gently massaging it so that oatmeal can start exfoliating the dead skin cell layer. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water.

In case you are wondering, there is a reason oatmeal and honey are added to this mix. Similar to its use in body scrub recipes, oatmeal it is recommended for sensitive skin, but can be used in preparation of facial masks for any skin type, as well as for preparation of facial exfoliants as it is gentle on the skin, yet highly powerful.

Honey on the other hand, is a great anti-bacterial agent, deeply cleanses your skin and opens up clogged pores. Now that you know all these benefits of chocolate, not only can you be guilt free while eating it, you can prepare an excellent chocolate face mask recipe and aid to your skin's youthful look and nourishment.

So spread the love and enjoy!!


**I am a liscensed esthetician in the state of Texas

19 comments:

Shell said...

Hmm, bookmarking this to try it sometime! :)

*LLUVIA* said...

OOOhh...me likes! I'm going to try it! I have very sensitive skin!!!

Mhel said...

I use chocolate and coffee mask on my face. Not only that it has lots of benefits, the aroma just relaxes me. Dropping by from SITS!!

http://penspansandpuns.blogspot.com/

Minky Moo said...

I am SO going to do this tonight!!!

Danielle said...

That sounds like something I need to try. I need some moisture on my skin.

xoxo

Stephanie said...

Wow -- this sounds fantastic! Will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hello! I'm Kate. said...

I might try this! Sounds different--but since you're licensed I trust you! lol

The Blue Zoo said...

That sounds great for a girls night in!

Daisygirl said...

Okay this is awesome! I will never say a bad thing about chocolate again!
I tagged you on my blog today...stop by and check it out!
Hope your weekend is great so far ;)

alabaster cow said...

i'm not gonna lie - i'd have a hard time not eating it!

oh and that whole me trying to give up wine thing? it was a no go. i'm sure you're relieved!

Davney said...

Thanks for the follow! I'll put your button up too :)

Natalie said...

I'd also probably try to eat it! I thought I was following you, but I wasn't...I am now! Thanks for swinging by my blog this morning!

casey aubut said...

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Kingston girl said...

Love your blog. You are so funny and you write so wonderfully.... I am doing lInk love all week! Monday I am linking you!!!

LisaDay said...

I am not putting chocolate on my face, I am putting in my tummy!

LisaDay

Davney said...

I have an award for you! Come get it!

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Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

ohhh that sounds so fun!

Melodramommy said...

A chocolate face mask! does life get any better! Thanks so much for this! I must try it. And, voted for you in the TBB! Love your blog.

Sandra said...

Oh wow, this sounds so delicious and decadent, I will try it! I often say I "want to try" something, but with this one, if I don't get around to putting it on my face, I can put it into a pie crust and have it as dessert! I'm off to troll your blog, so many terrific ideas! Thank you!