When I’ve got a few spare minutes to pamper myself, I like to go into the kitchen to whip up some kind of beauty concoction to relax and unwind. Last month I discovered a really great new face mask to add to my DIY eco-beauty arsenal – a simple honey-chocolate-yogurt face mask.
I discovered this recipe in the May 2011 issue of delicious living magazine. It’s quick, easy, and makes enough for about three applications, plus it smells like cocoa and contains only edible ingredients. It is a little messy to remove, so I recommend taking it off with a wash cloth you’re not that fond of.
This recipe contains lots of good-for-your-skin ingredients. Antioxidants from the cocoa, probiotics from the yogurt, and antimicrobials from the honey – plus even more good stuff.
Here’s what you need:
- 1/3 cup organic cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey (I use raw honey)
- A squeeze of lemon
Combine cocoa powder and yogurt in a small bowl, until a thick paste forms. Next, add in the honey and blend until well combined. Squeeze a small amount of lemon into the mixture to act as a natural preservative. Apply a thin layer to your face and let sit for 10 minutes. Gently remove with warm water and a wash cloth. You can keep any unused mask in the refrigerator for several days. Enjoy!
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