The Valentine theme continues! This is one of my favorite masks to DIY at home! Its an easy 3 ingredient luxury that won't break the bank! All you need is pure cocoa (unsweetened), rose-hip oil or even rose essential oil works too, as well as milk or you can use cream or regular greek yogurt. This mask is great for all skin types, and will intensely moisturize your skin as well as exfoliate like a gentle spa peel. Don't we all need a bit of moisture during these dry winter months? The Chocolate Rose mask also lightens skin and gets rid of skin imperfections such as hyper-pigmentation and sunspots. Here's a bit of information on each ingredient:
Cocoa/ Pure Chocolate: Contains Antioxidants called Flavonols, (FYI anything with antioxidants will do the following:) protect skin from UV Damage, fights free radicals and aids in circulation!
Milk: Is a lactic acid, so it will effortlessly slough away dead skin cells, revealing younger, fresher skin! It naturally will lighten skin imperfections, shrink pore size, and soften and smooth your skin! There's a reason Cleopatra used milk as her beauty weapon!
Rose-hip Oil: Works on a cellular level to rejuvenate all skin types! It truly is a miracle worker. I have always been a fan of using ROSE in my skin care regimen. It's definitely my beauty weapon and I won't live without it. Rose hip oil is also antioxidant rich, full of essential fatty acids and lots of vitamins. Your skin will literally drink this right up! Rose-hip oil works hard by eliminating dark spots, hydrating skin and heals scars and fine lines all at the same time!
Use about 3 teaspoons of Pure Unsweetened Cocoa, about 5-7 sprays or drops of rose-hip oil, and 2 teaspoons of Milk. Combine the 3 ingredients together in a small jar or bowl with a fork. The mixture should have a chocolate mousse consistency. Adjust your measurements until it is mousse-like, but trust me a little of each ingredient will go a long way. Using your fingers, apply the cooling, healing mask all over your face, just be sure to avoid your delicate eye area. Leave it on until it dries, approximately 20 minutes. Rinse and you will be amazed at how your newly revealed skin will be glowing and incredibly soft! Enjoy it girlie, you deserve it!
Me, enjoying my moment of pampering!