This Mother’s Day one of the best gifts to a mom is a day of relaxation and pampering. What speaks pampering more than a luscious dark chocolate facial! Dark chocolate facials provide great benefits chocolate give the skin. Here at Sulpice Chocolat, we invite you to treat your mom (or yourself!) to a luxurious dark chocolate facial.
Why Dark Chocolate Should Go on Your Skin:
Research shows that dark chocolate contains more antioxidants than blueberries or green tea. These antioxidants keep the skin healthy by fighting free radicals caused by environmental toxins like pollution. Free radicals can attack the collagen molecules which help the skin stay firm and supple. Antioxidants from dark chocolate and other sources help stabilize free radicals and prevent further damage to the body.
Dark chocolate is a rich source of moisturizing properties and magnesium, an important element in the body that helps with many chemical reactions. When used in facials, magnesium in dark chocolate can help dry skin.
Contrary to popular belief, dark chocolate doesn’t trigger acne so don’t worry about eating it or using it in a facial. High quality dark chocolate like that of Sulpice Chocolat don’t contain the fats or sugar that may cause or worsen existing acne.
Research also found that simply the scent of chocolate can increase relaxation, something moms will really enjoy.
Dark chocolate contain large amounts of flavonoids that absorb UV rays and prevent sunburn and skin cancer, according to German researchers from Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf. Flavonoids also improve blood circulation which researchers correlated with smoother and moisturized skin. After trying this dark chocolate facial, you can be sure to get a good dose of flavonoids (it’s edible!).
- 5 tablespoons raw cacao (cocoa powder)
- 3 tablespoons organic honey (darker honey is better)
- 3 – 5 tablespoons natural organic yoghurt
- A splash or two of oatmeal to bind
1. Mix the honey and cocoa together.
2. Add enough yogurt and oatmeal until mixture is thick yet smooth.
3. Apply on the skin and relax until you’re ready to wash the mask off. This dark chocolate treatment can also be used for the hair.