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Home Page Healthy Corner Natural Cosmetics The beauty benefits of cocoa

The beauty benefits of cocoa

Exfoliation, mask or balm?

Chocolate is mostly used in cosmetics due to the antioxidants in cocoa.

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10. prosinac 2020.

Bathing in chocolate. It sounds good, but it’s actually even better for your skin!

Chocolate is mostly used in cosmetics due to the antioxidants in cocoa. Antioxidants from cocoa peel delay the signs of ageing, activate the burning of fat deposits and have a psychologically stimulating effect, which is why cocoa is more than a favourable choice when it comes to natural cosmetics.

Cocoa has a beneficial effect on the skin, hence it is an increasingly popular ingredient in many creams, balms and spa products. After using chocolate cosmetics, the skin is cleansed of impurities, softer and more radiant. In addition to improving the texture of the skin, cocoa strongly tones it, and with its restorative properties stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which provides it with the necessary firmness and tension.

Now that you’ve learned something new and interesting, it’s time to prepare cosmetic treatments in your home! Here are a few suggestions that you may like...

PORE CLEANSING MASK

Mix 4 tablespoons of ground coffee and 4 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder in a bowl and add 8 tablespoons of almond or coconut milk. Then add 2 tablespoons of honey or lemon juice. Mix everything well and form a thick mixture. Apply the mask on the face and neck and leave for 25 minutes. Rinse with a gentle cleaning product and warm water. Wash gently in order to prevent coffee to scratch your skin. Apply oil-free moisturizer.

Milk is good for the skin’s natural pH balance, and in addition, it moisturizes the skin. Honey contains anti-microbial properties and is a natural antioxidant.

COCOA BALM FOR DARK HAIR SHINE

Mix three tablespoons of cottage cheese with a teaspoon of cocoa powder until you get a smooth mixture. Apply balm on your hair and let it stand for ten minutes, then rinse your hair and wash it with shampoo. This mask will restore the shine of the hair.

COCOA AGAINST AGEING

Prepare a tablespoon of cocoa, a tablespoon of sweet cream, a little cow's cheese and 4 teaspoons of honey and a tablespoon of oats. Mix all fresh ingredients in a blender and apply on a previously cleansed and dry face. Leave to dry for ten minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Dry your face by patting it with a towel.

COMBAT CELLULITE WITH COCOA AND COFFEE

When you make Mocca coffee, don’t throw away leftovers. Coffee is not only a delicious drink but also a beauty aid. It contains enzymes that promote detoxification, activate fat burning and reduce water retention. Keep leftover coffee in the fridge until you have collected one cup. For your homemade body wrap, use 4 teaspoons of cocoa powder.

Mix coffee, cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of salt and enough warm water to get a smooth paste. Massage the paste on all parts of the body that you think need treatment, then wrap in cling film. Let stand 20 to 45 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

In addition, this is also a very good treatment for varicose veins.

CHOCO EXFOLIATION

Mix cocoa powder with milk and yoghurt to make a homemade exfoliator. Melt the powder before or during mixing with the milk. Apply exfoliator on wet face and neck. Rub the skin for 10 minutes clockwise, then counterclockwise and leave it on for five minutes. Rinse with cold water and say goodbye to dead skin cells.

If you are still not making your own cosmetic products, the Healthy Food Factory has solutions for you:

PURE AND FRESH FUSHI SHEA BUTTER
HERBAL HAIR GROWTH CONDITIONER

RESCUE LIP BALM

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