Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and has action moisturizer being effective to soften the skin and hair, and for this reason it is common to find moisturizing creams with this ingredient.
The chocolate can be applied directly on the skin and hair, but it is also possible to obtain other benefits through your intake. The daily consumption of only 1 box of dark chocolate can help in the health of the skin and hair because dark chocolate has antioxidants that protect the cells by reducing wrinkles, for example. However, it also has lots of calories and fats, so you can’t eat more than this recommendation.
Benefits of chocolate for skin
The benefits of chocolate for the skin when a shower of chocolate are a deep hydration of the skin that makes it soft and luminous, because the dough greasy cocoa will form a protective layer that does not let out the moisture.
Homemade mask for the face
To have the greatest benefits with this mask, it is recommended that you use a chocolate with high content of cocoa, or more than 60%.
- 1 bar of chocolate half bitter
- 1 spoon (soup) of green clay
Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie. Then, add the clay and mix well until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. Leave to cool and pass it in the face with the help of a brush, avoiding the region near the eyes and mouth.
Leave the mask to act for 20 minutes and rinse afterwards with warm water and soap appropriate for your skin type.
Benefits of chocolate for hair
The benefits of chocolate for hair are related with the application of chocolate mousse that fights the hair strands brittle and devitalized that appear by the frequent use of chemicals.
Homemade mask for the hair
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup of natural yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 banana
- 1/2 avocado
Just beat the ingredients in a blender and then apply on hair after wash them with shampoo. Let sit for about 20 minutes and rinse with cold water.
This hydration can be done 1 time per month or whenever your hair is dry, dull, and with the tips espigadas.