DIY Chocolate Yogurt Face Mask






Divya from Flavour Fiesta and I are scrambling to get everything ready for our first Beauty Eats live event tonight! For those of you who are not able to join us, don’t worry – we will be posting a video of the event next Wednesday! To minimize the extra cooking that we have to do, we thought this week we would just do a super simple, yet utterly indulgent DIY chocolate yogurt face mask…







One of my favourite ways to pamper myself at home is with a DIY face mask. But, this isn’t just any face mask. It’s rich, it’s luxurious and it’s oh so chocolatey…and best of all, you can eat it too! Well…..only if you really want to…

Today, I wanted to share one of the most decadent homemade masks you can imagine. It’s made with just three simple ingredients we all have in our kitchens – cocoa powder, honey and yogurt. The cocoa powder is a great source of antioxidants, the honey acts as a humectant and the yogurt soothes the skin. It’s the perfect mask for the winter season since it helps rehydrate the skin. If you have extra-dry skin, I recommend replacing the yogurt with almond oil for better results.




What are your favourite homemade masks? Do you think they work? We would love to hear about your experience! In the meanwhile, I’ll leave you with the recipe for this decadent chocolate mask. So ladies, take off those glasses (or not!) and take some time out for yourself.





Ingredients


1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp yogurt
1 tsp manuka honey




Step 1: Blend the cocoa powder with the honey and yogurt. Cocoa powder can be difficult to blend, so be patient with this step. Keep mixing until the mixture looks like melted chocolate.

Step 2: Clean your face with lukewarm water. Dab dry and then apply the mask evenly all over your face except the eye and lip areas. Relax for 15-20 minutes and let the mask do it’s magic.

Step 3: Wash off with lukewarm water and dab dry. Apply your favourite moisturizer. You’re done!




Using food ingredients on your skin will provide similar benefits to when they are eaten, but there are always some minor differences. Here are the benefits that you can expect from this DIY chocolate yogurt mask…







Cocoa: Brimming with antioxidants, cocoa can help fight sun damage and provide you with anti-aging benefits. How can you refuse a chocolate without calories?

Yogurt: Because yogurt contains lactic acid, it acts as a natural exfoliant when applied onto the skin. The zinc found in yogurt can also fight pesky blemishes and may even shrink the appearance of large pores.

Manuka Honey: This aromatic honey is indigenous to New Zealand. It has been popping up in various beauty products recently because of its ability to calm inflammation, soften dry, cracked skin and aid in skin healing and regeneration.





Let us know how it goes – leave a comment!


xoxo,



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  • Qamrun Nesa

    I don’t have manuka honey . Can I use regular honey?

    • http://www.thebeautynerd.com/ Connie

      Yes, you can absolutely use regular honey.  Regular honey also share many of the same wonderful benefits…

  • Vans

    Yummy!
    I’m addicted to honey face mask. I’m looking forward to trying this one!

    I prefer to use “millefiori” -literally 1000 flowers- that is not liquid at room temperature, so the little grains have also a mechanical scrub effect.
    Or any kind of crystallized honey – that is the purest and richest in vitamins etc.(even if I found that manuka is jelly, but I never found it!)
    In a few minutes the heat of the body melts the honey so you have to be careful of sticky drops.
    I normally apply it before showering, since honey is highly soluble and it goes away in one second with water!

    Another excellent honey, that you can easily find in the US is orange blossom honey – it has very fine crystals – so it is super gentle even on dry skin, a lovely smell, said to be relaxing (and great taste).
    Also love linden

    • http://www.thebeautynerd.com/ Connie

      Such good information – thank you!  I love the idea of using milleflori honey and/or orange blossom honey as an exfoliant. Time to explore new mask recipes :)

  • Rutututututuutrutrutuutuur

    All your base are belong to lulzsec

  • Jaimie-Lyne Jovial

    I used it this morning and I absolutely loved it. My skin was left supple, highly hydrated and bright. Thank you! I might use it on my hair as well… ;-)

  • Thelma Pope

    This looks fantastic, gotta try it. Though can one substitute the cocoa powder for dark chocolate?