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Every year February 9 is celebrated as Chocolate Day. When everyone is giving chocolate to each other on Valentine’s week, why keep your skin away from it? In fact, certain elements in chocolate can prove helpful in increasing the glow of your skin. For the chocolate-like shine and glow on the skin, we have brought you 4 DIY Chocolate face masks.
Chocolate is very beneficial for health. But keep in mind that consuming too much sugary chocolate can be harmful. So it is obvious that today you all must have had lots of chocolate and you must all be very excited. So let’s increase your excitement a little more, on the occasion of Chocolate Day, Healthshots has also brought you some chocolate gifts. So learn here the easy method of making chocolate face mask.
Problems like acne, pimples, breakouts and pigmentation can wreak havoc on anyone’s skin. A glowing skin can definitely boost your confidence level. Dr. Nidhi Rastogi, Senior Consultant and Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj explains how chocolate can be beneficial for glowing skin.
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Chocolate prevents skin cells from being damaged
According to experts, consuming dark chocolate is more beneficial than any other chocolate on the market. Similarly, when it comes to using chocolate on the skin, dark chocolate works most effectively. At the same time, not only prepared chocolate, but also cocoa powder rich in antioxidants can do wonders for the skin.
The antioxidants in these prevent skin cells from being damaged and help increase collagen production. Due to which the skin looks glowing and wrinkle free. On the other hand, the zinc in dark chocolate is considered very effective for clear and smooth skin.
There is a type of bioactive compound present in dark chocolate that can be very beneficial for your skin. At the same time, the flavonols in it protect the skin against the effects of the sun’s harmful rays. Along with this, it also increases the blood flow in the skin due to which the skin looks flawless and glowing. Along with this, it is also considered to be very beneficial for skin hydration.
According to the doctor, you can easily prepare a face mask made of chocolate at home. At the same time, you can adapt it according to your skin type.
Here are 4 chocolate face masks for that special Valentine’s Day
1. Face mask with dark chocolate and honey
Melt the dark chocolate first.
Now take it out in a bowl and add a teaspoon of honey to it.
It is necessary to wash the face before applying this paste on the skin.
So first cleanse the skin and then apply it all over the face.
Keep it on until the chocolate dries. Then when this mask starts to dry, wash the skin with normal water.
2. Cocoa powder and cream face pack
Mix cocoa powder and milk cream together well.
Now apply this paste on the skin and leave it for 15 to 30 minutes.
When it starts to get a little dry, clean the skin thoroughly with normal water.
For proper results, use it twice a week.
This hydrating face mask is beneficial for almost all skin types. Especially if you have dry skin, this can do wonders for you.
3. Chocolate and fruit face mask
Take cocoa powder or melted dark chocolate in a blender.
Add strawberries, bananas and a few pieces of orange to it and blend it all well.
Apply this mask on the skin and massage the skin with light hands for 5 minutes.
Then leave it on the skin for at least 20 minutes.
When it starts to dry, clean it with lukewarm water.
For proper results, use it twice a week.
4. Cocoa Beauty Treatment Face Mask
Cut open the vitamin E capsule and scoop out the liquid into a bowl.
Now add cocoa powder, honey and curd and mix it all together well.
Apply this paste thoroughly on the skin and neck.
Let it dry and when it dries, clean the skin with lukewarm water.
For proper results, use it twice a week. Enriched with powerful minerals and antioxidants, this mask helps repair the skin.
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