Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chocolate Heavy Cream Facial Mask

The driving idea behind this facial mask is that cocoa contains antioxidants which can prevent or repair damage to the skin (and other parts of the body). Whether the antioxidants can truly be absorbed through the skin or not is up to debate, yet it does have effects on the skin. This facial mask is deliciously moisturizing and well worth it. It’s a fun and easy beauty trick to create–right out of your kitchen.

the cocoa powder (for the antioxidants) along with molasses for sucrose content , heavy cream (for moisturizing, and short chain fatty acids).
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup honey

Combine in a blender or food processor.  Put everything in there and blend till smooth.

It makes a dark, rich concoction that looks like you need to better eat it!

Use a small spoon or a finger and spread it all over your face. Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.

During this time, enjoy the smell of chocolate and its effects. Scientists believe cocoa contains properties that stimulate the release of endorphins which, when smelled, improve one's mood.

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