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Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe

Suzanne is a qualified beautician with experience as a freelance makeup artist.

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Chocolate Is Good For You ~

Sounds good enough to eat but this chocolate delight is for the face as a face mask with all the goodness and benefits chocolate possesses.

As a confirmed chocoholic, the temptation to eat a chocolate facial mask is a struggle with this DIY recipe.

I know I will not be alone so we need to block out the chocolate cravings and remember our skins will thank us for the sacrifice.

Many of us grew up with the notion that chocolate was bad for the skin and a cause for unwanted eruptions or spots on the face.

In fact, chocolate has many health benefits and has a positive effect on the skin when used.

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Liquid Goodness

Face Masks ~

Face Masks are widely available for all skin types and have different textures.

Chocolate has become more common in mainstream cosmetic brands as they are becoming aware of the many benefits of chocolate to the skin.

Homemade facial masks are easy, cheap and full of goodness which are free of chemicals and additives commonly found in commercial products.

If you want glowing, soft, firm and smooth skin then step this way into a Willy Wonka world of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

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Cocoa is Chocolate

dark chocolate has the highest concentration of cocoa.

dark chocolate has the highest concentration of cocoa.

What is Cocoa?

Cocoa beans, also known as Cocao beans, Cocoa or Cacoa are the fully dried and fatty seeds of the Theobroma Cacao, which produces cocoa butter and cocoa solids, the two main ingredients in chocolate.

Cocoa is native to the Americas and can be dated as far back as 1500 BC to its discovery in Central America by the Olmecs.

It has since travelled and is cultivated in The West Indies, The Philippines, West Africa and Asia. Top producers of the Cocoa bean globally are Ivory Coast, Ghana and Indonesia.

Interestingly, the Theobroma Cacao started off with the name cacao plant and was given a botanical name of Theobroma Cacao by a Swedish natural scientist which translates to “food of the gods”, quite appropriate don’t you think?

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Head to Toe Chocolate for The Skin

chocolate body paint is edible and beneficial to the skin.

chocolate body paint is edible and beneficial to the skin.

Benefits of Chocolate ~

Lowers blood pressure.


Increases serotonin (feelings of well being, happiness) levels in the brain.



Dark chocolate has large amounts of antioxidants and is said to lessen the risk of heart attacks when eaten in small quantities regularly.


Dark chocolate has been linked with lowering cholesterol, improving circulation, boosting cognitive abilities, anticancer research and cough prevention.

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  • DIY Apple Facial Cleanser Recipe
    Apples are an excellent DIY ingredient for homemade facial cleansers. Skin cleansing is part of our daily life and making your own is not only saving you money but is more beneficial to your skin. Read on to find out the benefits of using apples and

Different Chocolates ~

Dark Chocolate – contains cocoa butter and cocoa solids.

Milk Chocolate – a sweet chocolate it contains cocoa butter or other fat, cocoa solids, sugar and condensed milk or powdered milk.

White Chocolate – also sweet it contains cocoa butter, sugar and milk.

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Benefit of Chocolate in Skin Care ~

  • Natural skin softener as it contains Cocoa Butter
  • Contains antioxidants which work to protect the skin from free radicals (harmful molecules)
  • Anti Aging
  • Nourishes, Hydrates and Moisturizes the skin
  • Repairs collagen in the skin
  • Absorbs ultra violet UV light
  • Stimulates the circulation improving blood flow.
  • Smooths and tightens the skin.
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Easy DIY Chocolate Face Mask

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipes ~

Word of Caution – Do not use if you are allergic to any of these ingredients particularly cocoa and dairy products or prone to allergic reactions. Consult a doctor before using.

Ingredients for Dry Skin:

½ cup Cocoa powder

½ cup Honey

3 tbsp Cream

2 tbsp Oatmeal


Ingredients for Oily or Combination skin:

½ cup Cocoa powder

½ cup Honey

3 tbsp Besan (gram flour or chickpea flour)

2 tbsp Curd


Instructions for Both Recipes:

Prep the skin by cleansing thoroughly and remove all makeup.

Place all the ingredients for your skin type in the blender and blend to a thick brown paste.

Leave to stand for 3-5 minutes.

Apply to the face and neck evenly avoiding the eyes, nostrils and lips.

Use a clean (old) makeup brush or even a pastry brush to apply your mask, making sure to properly clean brushes afterwards.

Relax for 15-20 minutes, close the eyes and cover with slices of cucumber if you have it, to revitalise the eye area. Keeping the skin and facial muscles relaxed is something that we often forget about when applying face masks but is highly beneficial in de-stressing the skin and allowing the ingredients work their magic!

Rinse off with tepid water, avoiding the eye area.

Give a final splash of cold water to tighten the pores and pat dry.

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DIY Facial Mask ~

Ingredients in MaskBenefits to the skin

Cocoa

An Antioxidant, Firms and Tones the skin.

Honey

Softens, Nourishes, Hydrates the skin.

Oatmeal

Soothes, Softens, Anti- Inflammatory, and Water binding in skin cells.

Cream

Natural Moisturizing and Softening properties it is an excellent binding ingredient for face products.

Besan

Intensive Cleansing, Clarifying and Tightening properties.

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Delicious Treat to Make Afterwards by Vespawoolf ~

  • Dark Chocolate Bark with Carmelized Nuts & Pink Salt Recipe
    Are you looking for a gluten-free dessert, or perhaps a special gift for a friend who has celiac disease? Dark chocolate bark is easy to make and will end any dinner party on a sophisticated note. This candy boasts carmelized nuts for extra crunch.

Chocolate and Cocoa from Rajan Jolly ~

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Skin Friendly Chocolate

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Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works @ Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

All dividers used in this hub are used with permission granted on hub, Creating Dividers to Use on Your Hubs

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© 2012 Suzanne Ridgeway

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Comments

NZ Nana on February 16, 2018:

Chocolate Mask for Extremely Dry Skin

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Nutankumarisinha on October 25, 2014:

Chocolate is the thing i never used on my face for enhancing my beauty but after reading this post i feel like daubing o yummy chocolate on my face.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on March 11, 2013:

Hi Kathryn,

Even writing this hub I was nibbling some choccy, I am addicted so when I try homemade products with chocolate . . . . I have to have some restraint . . . initially!! LOL It is so good for the skin it is worth trying out, believe me. Have fun and if you do try it do let me know what you think! :-)

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on March 11, 2013:

I want to try this soon, but maybe I will also make sure I have chocolate to eat, too, because this could be torture! But then again, I added cocoa powder to my shampoo, and it doesn't give me cravings. It sure does smell good, though!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on January 13, 2013:

Hi kittyfree,

I know, chocolate is a weakness for me, big time so I know exactly the feeling of wanting to eat it! It is incredibly beneficial to the skin so think of that if giving it a try! Thanks very much for your comments and support!!

Kitty K. Free on January 12, 2013:

I'd eat my face off! Great info.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on December 28, 2012:

Hi FreezeFrame34,

Many thanks for having a read here, I know it is too tempting to eat rather than apply!! Do your best - its great!

FreezeFrame34 from Charleston SC on December 28, 2012:

Sounds wonderful and delicious! I will have a hard time wearing this and not eating it!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 10, 2012:

Hi teaches,

I agree totally, it is hard to refrain from keeping a little aside for eating purposes! Thanks so much for checking this out, glad you enjoyed and really do appreciate your constant support. Many thanks for the votes! :-)

Dianna Mendez on November 10, 2012:

I would use this mask indeed. Seems so simple to make and has healthy ingredients. However, as many have stated, it would be hard for me not to eat some of it! Voted up.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 10, 2012:

Hi Sunshine!

LOL, I know the feeling, getting withdrawl symptoms for some chocolate now! Thanks so much for dropping by for a bit of home DIY, appreciate your lovely comments!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on November 10, 2012:

Oh my! There is no way the chocolate will last long enough on my face to harden without me trying to eat it off. Fantastic hub, well presented and yummilicious!!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 10, 2012:

Hi Paula,

It's hard for a confirmed chocoholic like me to contemplate putting this heavenly liquid on my face and not down my throat!!! LOL But . . .it is fabulicious on the skin, so worth the sacrifice!! Funny you mentioned beer shampoo as my dad used to import a beer shampoo from Germany (Linco Beer Shampoo) which was divine!

Thanks so much for your constant humour which I adore and you being you. Cheers so much Paula, you are a gem!!!

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 10, 2012:

Hi Vinaya,

Good to see you and thanks for visiting. Hopefully your friends will enjoy this tasty beneficial mask! Appreciate you sharing and pinning!

Suzie from Carson City on November 10, 2012:

Suzie.....Choc-O-Late on the face? Hmmm....sounds weird but delicious! The truth is, if women knew that all skin care benefits can be found in their kitchen, the beauty industry would collapse! My mother used raw egg for facial masks.....and also added egg or beer to her shampoo. We shouldn't be surprised that Chocolate is good for our skin.......it's good for anything else that might ail us isn't it??!!...UP+++

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on November 10, 2012:

Hi Suzie,

I knew chocolates could be used as facial mask, but did not know how to.

Even thought, this is not for me, I want to pin this hub and share with my friends.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 10, 2012:

Hi Eddy,

Cheers for the comment, glad you enjoyed and hopefully will give it a go! :-)

Eiddwen from Wales on November 10, 2012:

Thank you for this interestng and original hub.

Great work here.

Eddy.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 09, 2012:

Hi btrbell,

Thanks so much for visiting and taking the interest! Hopefully you will give it a go on your girls night! Appreciate your votes and shares :-)

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on November 09, 2012:

Very interesting and very new info for me! I did know about the benefits of dark chocolate but as a mask?! Thank you for sharing! Up and++

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 09, 2012:

Hi Bill,

Glad to see a confirmed fellow chocoholic! So much to love about chocolate and what is great to know is it does have health benefits, the skin is no exception. Appreciate your visit as always my friend and all your votes, shares and words of encouragement - Have a great weekend Bill!

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on November 09, 2012:

Hi Suzie. Another great hub. As soon as I saw chocolate you had me. I too am a confirmed chocoholic. You really are on a roll, get them coming. VU, sharing and everything else. Have a great day.

Suzanne Ridgeway (author) from Dublin, Ireland on November 08, 2012:

Hi Bill,

My loyal no.1 fan! You are quite something . . . Tough one to write for this chocoholic!! All I wanted to do was consume it! LOL I seem toe on a spree of these fun interesting frugal hubs, taking my lead from the maestro of such hubs! I link to your work whenever I can as it's truly awesome writing and inspiring to read. Appreciate your regular visits this side of the pond, an Irish welcome is always guaranteed my friend! Many thanks for everything Bill.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 08, 2012:

Again, Suzie, this isn't happening for this boy, unless I'm hungry and then I'm first in line. :) I will, however, follow you anywhere, so here I am, loyal to a fault! :) Great review; good luck with the contest, and I hope all is well with you.

bill