Velvety chocolate is hard to resist, but did you know this sweet treat is also skin-friendly? That means you can enjoy your dessert without adding a dress size. With the help of these DIY chocolate beauty recipes, your skin will be glowing in no time.
These DIY chocolate beauty recipes use cocoa powder, not the gooey fudge found in the dessert. So go ahead and indulge—your skin, that is. Now, see the video to learn how cocoa benefits your skin, or skip to the DIY chocolate beauty recipes.
DIY Chocolate Beauty Recipes
Now, try these chocolate beauty recipes to get silky, glowing skin. Better yet, these chocolate face masks fight acne and aging, too. So, try as many of these chocolate beauty recipes as you’d like, depending on your skin’s needs and type. However, these DIY chocolate face masks also make fun beauty treats for Valentine’s Day, so feel free to save the recipes.
1) DIY Chocolate Face Mask
What better way to start your at-home spa day than with the Chocolate Aphrodite? This dreamy DIY chocolate face mask softens and exfoliates your skin, leaving you as radiant as the beauty goddess herself.
All you need for this DIY chocolate beauty recipe is cocoa powder, grapeseed and argan oils, Greek yogurt, and Manuka honey. Another tip? Use the extra cocoa mix as a hand mask.
However, yogurt’s lactic acid sloughs off dead skin cells, and grapeseed and argan oils protect and hydrate. Meanwhile, Manuka honey fights acne and leaves your skin silky. See the video for details.
Another beauty tip? After rinsing this DIY cocoa face mask, apply a cocoa face serum to double your glow. Or pair this DIY chocolate beauty recipe with a rose petal milk bath to get an all-over body glow.
But don’t put away that cocoa yet because you’ll need it for your DIY cocoa lip scrub next.
2) DIY Cocoa Lip Scrub
Now, get luscious lips with this DIY chocolate beauty recipe. This DIY cocoa lip scrub takes less than a minute to make, and your lips will love it.
So grab some cocoa powder, vanilla extract, coconut oil, Manuka honey, and brown sugar. Mix the items in a bowl until all the powder is absorbed. Then, add sugar or honey as needed.
Next, apply the cocoa scrub to your lips, rub gently for 20 seconds, and rinse. Then, follow with lip butter or balm.
Use this DIY cocoa lip scrub twice per week for best results.
3) DIY Banana Chocolate Face Mask
Another DIY chocolate beauty recipe to try? Whip up a DIY cocoa banana face mask. This DIY chocolate beauty recipe takes just a minute to make, and your skin will soak it up. Cocoa and bananas both contain nutrients that protect your skin and fight aging, making them a perfect pair.
Just grab a mixing bowl, add a chopped banana, 1 tablespoon of Manuka honey, and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder. Add honey to thin or banana to thicken the mixture as needed. Then, apply to your face and neck, rinse after 20 minutes, and apply serum and moisturizer.
But don’t clean up yet because you have more DIY chocolate beauty recipes ahead.
4) DIY Whipped White Chocolate Body Butter
Next, whip up this DIY chocolate beauty recipe to get skin smoother than a baby’s bottom. This DIY chocolate body butter takes about 45 minutes to make, but your skin will thank you for it.
To make this cocoa body lotion, you’ll need cocoa and shea butter, almond and coconut oils, white cocoa powder, and vitamin E oil.
Although dark cocoa contains more nutrients, white cocoa does have its perks. For one, it won’t stain your clothes like the dark powder can. And it smells delicious, too.
Still, this DIY cocoa body cream is packed with beauty benefits. Cocoa butter softens your skin, and white cocoa powder adds a layer of skin protection.
Meanwhile, coconut oil nourishes your skin, while vitamin E and almond oil smooth and hydrate.
You can make this cocoa body lotion as often as you’d like, but make sure to store it in an airtight jar.
5) Cocoa Butter Cashmere Whipped Body Butter by Silk + Noir ($20)
Another option? Skip the DIY cocoa body cream and go the pre-made route with Silk + Noir’s Cocoa Butter + Cashmere. This luxurious cocoa cream melts into your skin, leaving it smooth and supple.
Made with organic ingredients, Cocoa Butter + Cashmere whips your skin into shape. Plus, this dreamy cocoa cream smells divine, with skin-smoothing shea and cocoa butters that get your body glowing.
Better yet, this cocoa body lotion contains vitamin E and coconut, almond, and apricot oils, which nourish and protect your skin.
But one thing you can count on: this cocoa lotion will leave your skin silkier than your Mulberry bed sheets. So why not slather on extra and go all out?
So try these DIY chocolate beauty recipes to get your silkiest skin yet. Cocoa is packed with nutrients that fight aging and leave your skin glowing. So, whip up the DIY chocolate face masks, the cocoa lip scrub, and the cocoa body butter, and your skin will look and feel brand new.
Use the DIY cocoa body butters as often as you’d like, and make the other DIY chocolate beauty recipes twice per week for best results.
Now, enjoy your chocolate beauty treats—and your new skin—and check back for more beauty reviews and skincare tips. Next, see seven blueberry beauty products to boost your glow. Try the blueberry face oil, sheet mask, and more.
This post first appeared on Beauty and Travel Reviews. / Featured photo credit: Pederk / iStockPhoto
Note: The ideas here do not replace your doctor’s advice. Please talk to your doctor before trying new products or starting a new skincare routine.
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