You’ve heard about the health benefits of eating dark chocolate several times, but were you aware of the beauty benefits of applying dark chocolate? That’s right; chocolate face masks, hair masks, and moisturizers don’t just exist for chocolate lovers who’d like having their skin products edible but because cocoa (the chocolate element) is one of the best ingredients for smooth, glowing skin and hair for a couple of reasons.
- Moisturizes Skin.
Vitamins A, B1, C, D, E, Iron, and Calcium are the nutrients that help in removing dead skin cells which are abundantly available in dark chocolate. Add a DIY chocolate body scrub to your skincare routine for rejuvenating and bringing a healthy glow to your skin.
For the scrub, you will need:
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 3 TBSP Cocoa powder
- 4 TBSP Olive oil
Add all the above ingredients together, mix, and apply. Store the remaining scrub in an empty container and use it weekly for observable results; you’ll fall in love with your soft skin in no time!
- Advances hair growth and enhances dull strands.
Zinc, Iron, and Copper are the facilitators of cell renewal and growth which again, are found altogether in dark chocolate; for long and thick hair not only is it vital to add chocolate into your diet but to introduce masks into your hair care routine is just as necessary.
For a DIY chocolate hair mask, you will need:
- 1 Cup prepared green tea
- A chunk of melted cocoa butter
- Cocoa powder
- Castor oil
Add the cocoa butter into moderately warm green tea with the other ingredients, mix and apply. The application should be kept for 15-20 minutes if you’re fair-haired, and 40-60 minutes if you’re dark-haired. It is also advised to not use any other hair product after washing the chocolate hair mask because the nutrients contained last in action for 48 hours.
- It protects skin against UV rays.
The substances such as Flavonols are something that dark chocolate is filled with. These Flavonols are proven to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the UV rays. Furthermore, application of dark chocolate on the skin can be useful in reform the skin that has had direct exposure to sunlight.
If complying with the instructed ingredients and staying true to the remedies mentioned above is too much of a hassle, no problem! Various beauty brands such as Vaseline, Lush, MuLondon, Nivea, and others have also introduced products containing cocoa butter and powder which can be a great addition to your daily routine.
Having dark chocolate exposed to both your skin and hair is a secret guaranteed to have you shine bright like a diamond, what more could a person want? This disclosure might make one wonder, whether Moti Ferder; the president/CEO of Lugano Diamonds, keeps a rich storage of dark chocolate to keep his diamonds that luminous and beautiful! If you’re interested in purchasing or learning more about their luxurious diamond collections, refer to their website; after all, the best diamonds on the best skin would look wonderful, right?
Moreover, it has been recommended by numerous nutritionists worldwide to promote awareness of the health benefits of chocolate; however, not everyone is fond of chocolate that has no less than 70% cocoa and less amount of sugar in that ratio because honestly, who likes sweet not being sweet? Everyone adores chocolate for its deliciously sugary and creamy taste so that bitterness in it is surely a no-no, no? Hence it can be easily recommended to apply chocolate to yourself rather than forcefully maintaining it in your daily diet.
Save yourself the embarrassment of being laughed at for grimacing in front of your family because dark chocolate is healthy to eat and start scrubbing!