Those who know me know how much I’m addicted to chocolate, I am craving for it almost all day every day! I mean who can resist a shiny chocolate bar -just thinking of it makes my mouth water-, plus, the unlimited ways in which we can consume it make it even easier for us to fall for it: brownies, truffles, creams, cakes… However, this irreplaceable goodness should be moderately consumed due to its high content of fat.
Let’s go a little back to the origin of chocolate and have a better understanding of its composition and benefits. I made this little scheme to make the process of chocolate-making clearer for you.
Dark chocolate -the type made of 70- 90% cocoa with reduced sugar and milk content- is the best type of chocolate to consume. In fact, the consumption of dark chocolate in a moderate way helps purifying blood. Moreover, and in an esthetic level, it makes the skin glow and help reduce wrinkles thanks to its anti-oxidant properties (flavonoids and polyphenols). And by consuming dark chocolate I mean eating and applying it as a facial/corporal mask.
Now that you know the benefits of the dark chocolate on your skin, I recommend you to try one of my favorite homemade facial masks:
DARK CHOCOLATE-YOGURT-ARGAN OIL BEAUTY MASK
You can pamper your face with this rich-chocolatey mask up to two times a week!
Here are more reasons for you to try this DIY chocolate yogurt mask…
Dark chocolate or cocoa powder can help fight sun damage and provide you with anti-aging benefits thanks to its anti-oxidant properties.
Yogurt: Thanks to its lactic acid, Yogurt acts as a natural exfoliant when applied onto the skin. Also, with the zinc in its compounds, yogurt is believed to shrink the appearance of large pores.
Argan oil: as a natural hydrant, it contains vitamin E in abundance which is great for softening and protecting your skin.