Everyone loves a piece or two of chocolate as it instantly elevates your mood. The mood-enhancing quality of chocolate comes from serotonin, an antidepressant that improves your mood.
But did you know that it can also prove to be good for your skin when applied topically?
From lip balm to scrub, here are five ways to incorporate chocolate in your skincare.
Get your hands on organic chocolate soaps, as the caffeine in the product will help fight the pollution that your skin is exposed to every day.
A scrub containing cocoa powder can be a good add-on to your skincare routine. And you can follow up it up with cocoa butter and sunscreen to stay protected all through the day.
Use a double boiler to heat a cube or two of dark chocolate. Add an egg yolk or honey to it after it cools down. Mix well and apply this to your face for 20 minutes.
All you need is two teaspoons of beeswax, a teaspoon of cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, and a few drops of peppermint oil (optional). Learn how to make it in the next slide.
Melt the beeswax in the microwave, remove it and then stir in the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a bowl, let it set and start using it on your chapped, dry lips.