Chocolate Anti-aging Face Mask

Healthy Skin is So Sweet

Chocolate is one of beauty's tastiest secrets.
by Michelle Gibeault Traub, R.D.

Chocolate's antioxidants are powerful in fighting the environmental stressors that impact the skin and lead to aging. By eating foods that are rich in flavanoids, you arm your skin with natural defenses that help to maintain collagen and reduce sun damage.1 A small German study even showed that subjects given a high flavanol cocoa product had improved skin texture, along with increased skin density, thickness, and hydration.2 Eating chocolate works its magic from the inside out, but applying it to the skin appears to be beneficial too.


2 Tablespoons of Cocoa
2 Tablespoons of Plain Yogurt
1 Tablespoon of Honey
3 Tablespoons of Oatmeal Powder

Mix all the ingredients and apply on the face, gently massaging it so that the oatmeal can start exfoliating the dead skin cell layer, leave mask on for about 20 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water.

TIP: you've heard the adage "Never cook with wine you wouldn't drink." This holds equally true for home spa remedies. Never use ingredients for your home spa treatments that you wouldn't want to eat. Your skin, the largest organ on your body, breathes and is porous. It will absorb the properties of the ingredients you are using. Don't "clean out the fridge or pantry" to create your home skincare remedies. Use fresh, high quality ingredients for the best results, and do not store the treatment longer than the shelf life of the most perishable ingredient.