Skin Care

Chocolate Face Pack


You have enjoyed the sinful temptation of chocolates and felt guilty after tucking in those extra calories. However, now you can enjoy chocolates without worrying about gaining pounds. The secret to remaining slim while benefitting from chocolates lies in chocolate based cosmetic products.

How To Make Chocolate Face Pack

Chocolate powder has 955 Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. In layman’s language this means that chocolates are rich in anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants help fight the free radicals present in our bodies. These radicals are responsible for many skin related problems including aging skin. A spoon of raw chocolate powder has more than 25,000 antioxidants. Processed chocolate powder has lesser antioxidants but enough to help arrest the damage causing free radicals.

There are plenty of chocolate based cosmetic products present in the market that claim to rejuvenate the skin by reducing signs of aging. The products include Chocolate Cleansing Gels for oily skin, Chocolate Face Scrubs, Chocolate Face Packs and Chocolate Massage Creams. Spas and salons also offer chocolate body wraps and chocolate facials. However, you can easily prepare your own chocolate facial at home.

For a home chocolate facial you require

A dark chocolate bar (dark chocolate is better for facials)
5 tablespoons salt
1/5 cup milk

The dark chocolate bar has to be melted in a double boiler. While the chocolate melts, mix salt and milk in a separate container. Pour melted chocolate in this mixture. Mix and let the batter cool to a normal temperature. Your chocolate facial is ready for use. Apply on face and neck avoiding the eyes. Allow the mixture to harden on your face before rinsing. Wash off with lukewarm water. You could also scrape the chocolate off before rinsing your face. Dab some mild moisturizer on the face.

Chocolate facial will remove dry and dead skin present on the surface of the skin. It also unclogs the pores allowing your skin to breathe easier while removing excess oils. The skin becomes healthy as chocolate facial helps rejuvenate the skin imparting it an even and smooth tone. The Bioflavonoids fight free radicals and reduce the signs of aging. Chocolate facial make the skin appear young by keeping it well hydrated.

Chocolate facial packs are suitable for all skin types. However, people allergic to milk and dairy products should not use them. Also don’t be tempted to eat the chocolate facial. It contains salt and you might end up feeling nauseated.

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