Resisting chocolates is hard, no doubt! But, resisting a chocolate facial is harder. Did you know, chocolates not only satiate your taste buds but also, benefit your skin in more ways than you can imagine? From taking care of blemishes and boosting the production of collagen to hydrating your skin, chocolate facials are simply gold!
The good news is that chocolate facials suit almost every skin type. If you haven’t tried pampering your skin with a soothing chocolate facial yet, then it’s time you make the most of this scrumptious skin treatment now. Here’s all you need to know about this luxurious facial and its benefits...
- Say hello to smooth skin
- UV damage, what’s that?
- Helps reduce dark spots and wrinkles
- Younger looking skin? Yes please!
- Go with the glow
- How to do a chocolate facial at home
Say hello to smooth skin
The cocoa in chocolate helps stimulate blood flow to the fine capillaries right under the top layer of your facial skin, thereby providing moisture and preventing it from drying out easily. For all those with dry skin woes; this facial is your best bet.
UV damage, what’s that?
The harsh rays of the sun can lead to various skin concerns such as, tanning, premature ageing and severe sunburn. Chocolate helps shield your skin against the harmful UV rays, thus, preventing you from sunburns and diseases like skin cancer.
Helps reduce dark spots and wrinkles
Pigmentation is a common concern that makes the skin look dull and dehydrated. That’s when chocolate facial comes to your rescue! The free radicals present in dark chocolate can help reduce pigmentation and dark spots. That’s not all! Using a chocolate mask also helps hydrate your skin, improves blood flow and collagen content, which in turn delays the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
Younger looking skin? Yes please!
Premature ageing is a big skin concern for most women today. Factors such as over-exposure to the sun, grime, pollution and constant use of makeup products can take a serious toll on your skin. Precisely why, you need to give your facial skin some extra TLC. How, you ask? Chocolate facial is the answer! Chocolate promotes cell growth which in turn keeps your skin looking younger and more radiant.
Go with the glow
“I don’t want glowing skin”, said no woman ever. While environmental factors can make your facial skin look dull, it’s important to go for regular facial treatments to revive that glow. A regular chocolate facial can do wonders to your skin. Rich in vitamins and minerals, dark chocolate helps refresh and rejuvenate your face. These nutrients slough away dead skin cells, thereby leaving you with a healthy glow.
If you are a beauty obsessed, girl-on-the-go with chocolate cravings then head to the nearest Lakmé salon to get yourself a chocolate facial. If you have all the time in the world then treat your skin to some chocolate love, at home...
How to do a chocolate facial at home
Step 1: Cleanse with cocoa powder and aloe vera gel mix
Mix 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel. Massage the mixture on your face in circular motions for about 2 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Step 2: Scrub away dead skin cells with a mixture of sugar, cocoa and coconut oil
Mix 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and cocoa each to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Gently scrub the mixture on your face for about 5-7 minutes. Doing so will remove the dead skin cells, thereby leaving you with soft skin.
Step 3: Mix chocolate and honey to make a face mask
Mix 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of honey together. Apply the mask on your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Honey contains moisturising properties that leaves your skin hydrated and glowing.
Written by Fatema Habib on Apr 13, 2019