Chocolate – not only tasty delicacy, but also magnificent skin care product. Its useful properties allow to make skin elastic, shining and tightened. And the attracting chocolate aroma will calm nerves and will lighten the mood.
Than chocolate is useful to skin?
Chocolate is good natural antioxidant. At the expense of it it rejuvenates skin, eliminates pimples, gives to skin smoothness and opaque complexion and heals wounds and microcracks. Chocolate contains the following useful components:
- Cocoa butter helps to restore cell membranes and to hold moisture in integuments at the expense of the content of irreplaceable fatty acids. At the expense of it skin is updated, recovered and longer remains gentle and young.
- Theophylline and theobromine activate biochemical reactions that provides to skin good lifting effect. • Polyphenols possess pronounced antioxidant action, these substances slow down processes of aging and prevent appearance of wrinkles.· caffeine stimulates blood circulation, interferes with appearance of hypostases, normalizes outflow of lymph and blood and activates disintegration of fats, at the expense of it skin becomes more elastic. • Microelements (magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, calcium) are necessary for skin for maintenance of tone.
However before using this product as mask, it is necessary to carry out the test for allergy. Chocolate is rather strong allergen as in case of internal, and external application. In particular, it can lead to rash, itch and reddening of skin. Depending on the recipe and additional ingredients the chocolate mask well is suitable both for the dry and withering skin, and for oily and problem skin.
Recipes of chocolate masks for different types of skin
The rejuvenating mask • 1 tsps of vegetable oil; • 4 segments of dark chocolate. On water bath kindle chocolate and add oil, well mix mix. Let's mask cool down then impose it on neck, the person and zone of decollete. Wash away everything water in 10 minutes. The cleaning mask • 1 tablespoons of natural ground coffee; • 1 tablespoons of milk; • 1 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Mix cocoa defect with coffee and add a little milk to mix. Put mask for 10-15 minutes on face, then wash away water. Moisturizing mask • 1 egg yolk; • 1 tablespoons of the kindled chocolate; • 1 tablespoons of sour cream. Mix all ingredients together. So far mask still warm, plentifully put it on face. In 15 minutes wash away water. Nutritious mask • 1 tsps of honey; • 1 tablespoons of cream or milk; • 1 tablespoons of oatmeal; • 1 tablespoons of powder of cocoa. Mix cocoa with oatmeal and add a little cream or milk, add honey. Mix to dense and homogeneous mass. Put mask on face for 15 minutes, then wash away water.