Chocolate is something that spells ‘indulgence’. Everyone loves it, whether it is a down day or a happy day, chocolates tend to be your best friend. Wand what if we told you that it can give you flawless skin as well? Surprised? Don’t be, skin loves chocolate as much as your palate loves it.

Dark Chocolates has immense health benefits. It can give you a healthy, glowing and flawless skin. Dark chocolates contain catechins, polyphenols and flavanols. These organic compounds make it a powerful antioxidant. It protects your skin from sun damage. Dark chocolate helps you fight stress. Cacao extracts can cure the symptoms of atopic dermatitis.

Here are some DIY chocolate face masks that you can try out at home.

Lush Chocolate Face Mask
 

Lush chocolate face mask

This face mask will help you get rid of oily and acne-prone skin. Chocolate and honey possess antioxidant properties that kill the acne causing bacteria without making your skin dry. It keeps your skin soft and supple. Use this face pack twice a week.

What You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Method:

  • Take a bowl and mix the cocoa powder, honey and cinnamon.
  • Make a paste. If the paste is too thick then add more honey.
  • Apply it to your face and neck
  • Leave it on for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off.

Dark Chocolate Face Mask
 

Dark Chocolate Face Mask

Full of antioxidants, chocolate face mask nourishes your skin and protects from harmful free radicals. This will help your skin glow. Apply this twice a week.

What You Need:

  • 2 bars dark chocolate
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoon brown sugar

Method:

  • Melt the chocolate bar in a bowl.
  • Add the salt, sugar and milk to it.
  • Mix well
  • Allow it to cool and then apply to your face and neck
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse it off.

Chocolate And Clay Face Mask
 

Chocolate And Clay Face Mask

Lemon and yogurt brighten your skin and unclog the pores. Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants and along with coconut oil and clay it will rejuvenate your skin. Apply this twice a week.

What You Need:

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons clay (fuller’s Earth)
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients properly
  • Apply it on your face and neck
  • Leave it on for 15-20 minutes
  • Wash it with cold water    

Toning Chocolate Face Mask
 

Toning Chocolate Face Mask

Mixed fruit toning face mask is extremely hydrating. It moisturises your skin and makes it healthier. This face pack is beneficial during summers as it cools down your skin. Apply it twice a week.

What You Need:

  • Melted chocolate (50gm)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberry
  • 1 cup watermelon

Method:

  • Blend the fruits and add chocolate to it
  • Apply the face mask
  • Leave it for 20 minutes
  • Wash it with warm water