Chocolate Facial Treatments

Clinical research has suggested that chocolate has significant health benefits; now, beauty experts are saying that applying chocolate facial treatments can help extend those benefits to your face. Cacao — also called cocoa, the main ingredient in commercial chocolate bars — is high in antioxidants, which absorb skin-damaging free radicals. Apply a small amount of the facial recipe to the inside of your wrist 24 hours before using it on your face to make sure you are not allergic to any ingredients.

Classic Chocolate Facial

Whip up a classic chocolate facial using the following ingredients: Mix 5 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder with 3 tablespoons organic honey. Blend in 3 tablespoons natural organic yogurt, and add about 1 tablespoon of uncooked oatmeal to make a firmer consistency. Depending on the moisture content of the yogurt, you may need to adjust the oatmeal amount. Apply the mixture to your face, rinsing off with cool water after 20 minutes. Healthy Living Lounge advises using the darkest honey you can find for its increased antioxidant properties. Read more