How to Use Chocolate to Get Moist and Glowing Skin
Do you like chocolate? Did you know that you can use chocolate in skin care? If you want to know more about this topic, just follow the next paragraphs, which will tell you about how to use chocolate to get a moist and glowing skin. In addition, we will highlight some chocolate-named festivals in a number of countries.
What Do You Know About Chocolate?
Chocolate is the best way to express love, it also improves mood and gives a wonderful feeling of happiness. So if you want to escape for some time from the stress of life to a world full of pleasure and imagination, you have to eat one piece of dark chocolate.
The main ingredient of chocolate is cocoa, in many cases sugar and milk are added to it. Chocolate is used in the manufacture of a lot of delicious and different sweets such as ice cream, biscuits, cake, and small oven "petit four".
And what will increase the love of chocolate is that it helps to treat many skin problems. Therefore, many skin care experts have recommended using chocolate as a mask for the face and whole body because it is rich in antioxidants, which helps keep the skin young and shiny for as long as possible.
Where The Chocolate Was Discovered?
Cocoa trees were abundant in the South American continent and the population there made a drink was called "xocolatl", which means bitter water, containing cocoa, vanilla, water and hot pepper. So South America is the original area where chocolate was first discovered.
Chocolate Mask for Extremely Dry Skin
Egyptian skin care expert "Hossam Al-Maraghi" recommended using the following mask to moisturize the highly dehydrated skin.
- 1 tablespoons cocoa powder.
- 1/4 teaspoon of glycerin.
- 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil.
- 1/2 teaspoon of rose water.
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey (Optional).
- Use cleanser and rose water to remove makeup and dirt from facial skin.
- Place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
- Use a clean brush to apply the mask to the face.
- Avoid applying the mask on the eye area.
- You can put a little rose water on finger ring to apply it down the eyes, this helps remove the effects of fatigue.
- Relax for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Wet a clean towel with warm water and then plump the face from the bottom up to remove the mask.
- Wash face with lukewarm water.
Benefits of Mask Components
Cocoa contains vitamin E which gives smoothness and flexibility to the skin; in addition to that, it contains antioxidant compounds that fight free radicals in the skin, helping to delay the appearance of signs of aging.
Cocoa is also able to moisturize the skin and protect it against dehydration, so it is now used in the manufacture of many cosmetics.
Glycerin helps dry skin retain water and moisture, making it more attractive and fresh, as well as its ability to protect the skin from bacteria and germs that cause many skin diseases.
However, some side effects may occur as a result of the excessive use of glycerol, such as redness and itching, so consult Skin Care Expert before using it.
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains lauric acid that helps to get rid of acne. In addition, it is an effective treatment for all dry skin problems such as paleness, lack of freshness and itching.
It should be noted that there are some things to consider when purchasing coconut oil to ensure its quality, for example it should be:
- Free of chemicals
- Non-genetically modified
Coconut oil should be kept in a dry place and out of light.
- Rose Water
Rose water is an effective treatment for freckles, acne and it helps to reduce the redness of the skin. Moreover, rose water helps to minimize the large pores which it is one of the problems of dry skin.
When you buy rose water, consider three things:
- Free of impurities.
- Free of any additives.
Rose water can also reduce swelling around the eyes and helps to lighten dark circles.
Dry skin, usually suffers from cracks and the best remedy for this problem is the use of honey as a natural recipe. Honey is a natural peel of dead skin layers and at the same time keeps skin moisturizing.
Honey can be used to make natural cleansers at home by mixing a teaspoon of olive oil with a tablespoon of honey, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Leave this mixture on the face for 5 minutes and then rub it to get a more pure and bright skin.
Types of chocolate
Without sugar, pure and bitter
Bittersweet Chocolate (dark)
More healthy, Contains very little sugar, Can be used in baking
Consists of 35% pure chocolate plus cocoa butter and sugar
Contains 10% pure chocolate, cocoa butter and sugar
Contains milk powder, sugar, cocoa butter, flavoring and vanilla
Have you used chocolate before in skin care?
For a shiny skin use this mask
That amount is enough to make one face mask.
- 1/2 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/8 banana
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- Using a fork, mash the banana
- Mix all ingredients with each other
- Apply the mask to the face and neck for 20 minutes
- Wash your face with lukewarm water
Yogurt with cocoa helps moisturize the skin and remove dead skin cells
The whole world agreed that chocolate is a source of happiness; so many celebrations have been held in different countries under the name of chocolate festivals, and its examples:
- Chocolate Festival in Italy
In November, in the Italian city of Turin, a large crowd of people gather to taste hand-made chocolate and to sniff the scent of cocoa that fills the place.
This festival is called in Italian "CioccolaTO", the word Cioccola refers to Chocolate and TO means Turin.
- Chocolate Festival in Egypt
The first event of this festival was held in 2003 and the venue is "El Sawy Culture wheel" in Egypt. This festival is usually held in late November and includes many interesting art shows such as the chocolate market; marionette shows offered by the Puppet Theater and acrobats.
In addition, Chocolate Festivals are also held in London, Paris, Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Cologne in Germany and elsewhere.
How many times have you attended a chocolate festival?
Based on all of the above, we can say that chocolate is multi-use and in all its conditions, it is a major source of happiness, whether by eating or organizing festivals bearing its name or even use in skin care.