Guapura 101: Nourishing Chocolate Mask For Valentine’s Day

By Dania Zarate, La Beauty Pie

It’s almost February and you know what that means – its almost Valentine’s Day!  This is a day in which kids exchange valentines to their classmates, a day where couples get all lovey-dovey and buy chocolates and roses for each other. What I’m happiest about is the chocolate!

Now, not only is chocolate super yummy, but it also releases serotonin which is just fancy talk for mood booster. It’s delicious and it’s scientifically proven to make you happy.

Another great benefit is that it’s good for your skin. Chocolate is full of antioxidants that help fight against free radicals that cause skin damage. When selecting your chocolate, remember that the dark variety contains more antioxidants than milk chocolate.

In addition to obtaining the health benefits of chocolate by eating it, you can also slather the sweet stuff on your face as a mask for a beautiful glow.

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder (raw dark cacao powder is better)
  • 1/2 cup of honey (dark organic is better)
  • 2tbs of heavy cream or plain yogurt
  • 3tsp oatmeal

Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl to form a paste.  Apply to clean face and neck. Massage lightly (oatmeal works as a exfoliant so make sure to massage gently) and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Dania is La Beauty Pie, for more beauty tips visit her Facebook page or website.

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