08 August 2017

Skin Benefits of Wearing Chocolate Makeup (with DIY recipes!)

Want a guilt-free way to enjoy chocolate? Makeup and skincare products! Cocoa contains antioxidants and can increase circulation. Check out the DIY chocolate skincare recipes!
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Who loves chocolate? *raises both hands* I do, I do!! Just the smell is enough to make my mouth start watering!

There are several chocolate-infused makeup products and skincare products on the market. I absolutely love Too-Faced Cosmetics Chocolate Soleil and Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzers. And have you seen their new Cocoa Powder Foundation or the Chocolate Bar Eye Palette? Girl, I'm going to have to go eat a piece of Dove Chocolate in a minute!

Gwen Lewis is back today with a post about the skin benefits of wearing chocolate makeup. AND...she has included a few DIY recipes for some chocolate skincare! Stick around and check it out!


Skin Benefits of Wearing Chocolate Makeup

Chocolate fondue for your face is a delicious reality. Except this fondue isn’t a remnant of last night’s dessert. Chocolate-infused makeup and face masks are the new beauty trend, and they are a sweet decadent delight and completely guilt-free!

Cocoa in its pure form is filled with antioxidants and helps increase circulation. While most of us choose to eat our chocolate, facial scrubs, masks and cosmetics featuring cocoa have sweetened our options.

While cocoa offers skin benefits, its scent also lifts us up. Smelling chocolate is like smelling coffee…it makes us feel invigorated and happy. And eating chocolate - bars that contain at least 70 percent cocoa - also can help lower stress, relieve coughs, lower the risk of diabetes and even help with weight loss.

Sweet cocoa has been infused into eye shadows, bronzers and even lipsticks to drench your face in the pure sweet decadence. But, please, don’t start eating your palettes or chomping on your lippies…this chocolate is for beauty only.

However, if you want to mix up a few recipes that you can dip a finger into while also treating your skin, try a few DIY face masks and scrubs that feature cocoa as the main ingredient.

Chocolate Oatmeal Face Mask

Cocoa contains antioxidants and can increase circulation - check out the DIY chocolate oatmeal face mask recipe!

Gourmande in the Kitchen created this simple four-ingredient face mask. Honey, cocoa powder, cream and oatmeal combine for the perfect no-bake face cookie! Kidding, but it does smell like something you’d bake up in the oven. To serve up this mask, mix 1/3 cup of cocoa, ¼ cup of honey, 2 cups of heavy cream (or sour cream…per the site) and 3 tablespoons of oatmeal powder. Apply the mix to your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Good luck not tasting the mask before putting it on your face…it’s pretty tempting!

Chocolate Sugar Face Scrub

Cocoa contains antioxidants and can increase circulation - check out the DIY chocolate sugar face scrub recipe!

Sometimes I like to fly by the seat of my beauty pants and mix up random concoctions. This yummy sugar scrub is crafted by mixing three ingredients: coconut oil, sugar and cocoa powder. I don’t really measure my ingredients, but I probably use about a teaspoon of coconut oil, ½ teaspoon of cocoa powder and a tablespoon of sugar. I use this scrub for my T-Zone, so I never mix up a lot. However, if you want a larger scale recipe for gifting or just to have on hand in the bathroom, check out Sarah Miller’s recipe over at Snapguide. She uses almond oil and vanilla in her scrub…which probably adds even more yummy deliciousness to the recipe!

Cocoa Bath Bliss

Ever want to bathe in chocolate? Cocoa contains antioxidants and can increase circulation - check out the DIY chocolate milk bath recipe!

Many spas feature mud baths for skin treatments. Who wants mud, though, when you can bathe in chocolate? Leave it to Food.com to capture melted chocolate bath fantasies! If you’ve dreamed of surrounding yourself in pure chocolate, this recipe is for you! Chocolate Milk Bath features four ingredients: 1 cup of powdered milk, 1/8 cup of cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix all four ingredients and then add it to a running hot bath. Soak and enjoy as you surround yourself in hot cocoa!

Chocoholics can take joy in the new wave of cocoa-infused beauty products. And, if you don’t feel like splurging on the name-brands, mix up your own chocolate treatments at home. Just don’t eat the masks or drink your bathwater. Although it is still perfectly acceptable to lick the mixing spoon!

Gwen Lewis is a writer who lives in California. She has been in the makeup and fashion industry for years and loves writing on the topic to give tips from experience. In her free time she loves to stay active and has just taken on learning how to surf.

Don't forget to check out Gwen's other posts: Enhance Your Beauty With Yoga, Tips That Help Your Makeup Last Longer, The Complete Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Beauty Products, Beauty Threats: Why Sharing Makeup is More Dangerous Than You Think!, Beauty and Nutrition Tips for Spring, and Pampering on Purpose: Why treating yourself is healthy, not frivolous!.
 
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