The chocolate for the skin: benefits and usage
The chocolate used in cosmetics for beauty is very effective in benefiting the fur while it a luxurious experience that feeds the senses.
Nor should you forget that eating black chocolate rich in flavonoids reduces the risk of certain types of cancer, benefits the cardiovascular system and may increase blood flow to the brain. Cocoa flavonoids UV reduce sensitivity and increase skin density, texture and hydration consuming only 326 milligrams per day.
Benefits of topically applied Chocolate:
It has a high content of antioxidants, much more than green tea, black tea or red wine. These help in cell repair and prevention of damage, neutralize free radicals and prevent damage to the cells.
Increase blood flow which improves skin appearance by the reactivation of the function of blood vessels, increasing hydration, decreasing skin roughness and strengthens its defense against UV rays.
Topically applied black chocolate soothes and softens the skin, and the hydrates and nourishes for the important content of vitamins A, B12, B complex, D and E, ideal for calcium absorption, tissue growth and energy release.
It has a rich mineral content. The chocolate contains copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc, minerals that promote tissue repair and absorption of nutrients. Also is a good source of sulfur, known as the mineral beauty since it is necessary for healthy skin.
The cocoa beans are also beneficial but their effectiveness varies by processing methods, the black chocolate has the highest amount of antioxidants, while the cocoa powder, but in turn is better than milk chocolate.
Chocolate and black powder for a chocolate facial mask, take note of these recipes:
Chocolate Facial Mask
- ¼ tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 natural yoghurt
- 1 capsule of vitamin E
Mix ingredients and apply on face allowing a reaction of 10 to 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Rhassoul mask and cocoa
The Rhassoul is a mineral rich clay which when added to a chocolate facial mask enhances the purifying effects.
- 1/4 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons Rhassoul clay
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients, apply to the face and relax for 10-20 minutes before rinsing.