Guilty of indulging in the goodness of a chocolaty sin? Urgh, nobody understands the agony more than a fellow cocoa addict. So, we’ve ruled out a guilt-free way of indulging in chocolate almost every day while reaping the benefits. Can you guess what it might be? Hold your horses ‘coz DIY sinless sweet treats, coming right up.
Did you know that this irresistible ingredient helps to decrease free radical damage caused, giving you smoother, younger-looking skin? We know, we know, chocolate can tickle your taste buds but your skin and hair love chocolate as much as you do! Surprised? Here’s more. Catechins, polyphenols, and flavonols are all found in dark chocolate, which makes it a powerhouse of antioxidants because of its organic compounds. Dark chocolate won’t fail to shield your skin from the harmful sun rays while the symptoms of atopic dermatitis can be cured with cacao extracts. Hence, its time to befriend this indulgent treat. The best part is that making these DIY skin and hair masks take little to no time. So check them out!
Exfoliating dead skin has never been this blissful an experience. This face mask will aid in the treatment of oily, acne-prone skin. Antioxidant compounds in chocolate and honey can kill acne-causing germs without drying out your already-parched skin. Designed to maintain the softness and suppleness, this face pack should be used twice a week.
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
A pinch of cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
Step 1: Combine the cocoa powder, honey, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
Step 2: Prepare a mixture with the ingredients. Add extra honey if the paste is too thick.
Step 3: Apply it on your face and neck.
Step 4: Allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.
The superhero in this extraordinary hair mask is dark chocolate, which is known for its outstanding ability to soften and soothe dull, tired hair. It’s also infused with yoghurt, green tea and olive oil, creating a sensual mix to treat your scalp and hydrate and nourish your hair.
1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
2 tablespoons yoghurt
1 cup brewed green tea (add it until you get a thick consistency)
1 teaspoon olive oil
Step 1: In a bowl, mix melted chocolate with yoghurt. Then, pour brewed green tea into the mixture without making it watery.
Step 2: Next, add olive oil and whip it well before applying it to your scalp and the length of your hair. Don’t forget to give your scalp a gentle massage to remove flakiness.
Step 3: Allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before you shampoo off thoroughly, to get rid of the stickiness of the chocolate.
Lemon and yoghurt help to brighten up your skin and unclog pores. Cocoa powder is high in antioxidants and will renew your skin when combined with coconut oil and clay. This should be applied twice a week.
¼ cup melted dark chocolate
2 tablespoons multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth)
2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Step 1: In a bowl, mix all the ingredients properly and apply it on your face and neck.
Step 2: Allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes before you rinse it off with cold water.
Will you include these chocolate-infused DIYs in your beauty routine? Tell us in the comments below.
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