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How to make a dark chocolate / cacao mask for healthy, glowing skin.

How to make a dark chocolate / cacao mask for healthy, glowing skin.

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It’s a pretty common belief that chocolate makes you breakout – but it’s not actually true. The sugar in milk chocolate is what causes all those pesky little pimples to pop up, but cacao itself is actually INCREDIBLE for your skin, here’s why…   

 

It's FULL of Antioxidants!

Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is the measurement of antioxidant activity in food & their effect on the body & raw cacao is one of the highest scoring foods of antioxidant activity that have been tested (higher than acai or blueberries).

Dark chocolate is absolutely loaded with biologically active organic compounds that work as antioxidants – think: flavanols, polyphenols & essential fatty acids like Oleic, Palmitic & Linoleic acid which are essential for healthy skin function.

 

It’s a Vitality Boost!

Cacao also contains caffeine which we know can give an instant vitality & brightness boost to tired looking skin. It also contains high percentages of the base vitamins / minerals Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Zinc & Selenium, all of which give protect & nourish skin, leaving it feeling supple & hydrated.

 

 

How to make it?

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder with 1 tablespoon of honey (preferably manuka or raw / unpasturised).
  • Spread over your face and rinse off after about 10 minutes.
  • Revel in the glow!

 


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