Cocoa beans have countless derivatives from and dark chocolate is one of them. A lot of people don`t like it, because of its slightly bitter taste. However, for beauty purposes, people rather choose dark chocolate than any other regular chocolate variety because it has numerous beauty and health benefits.
How can dark chocolate help your skin?
You have the opportunity to literally keep your skin flawless, glowing and most importantly, healthy. Dark chocolate contains a high level of potent antioxidants which can efficiently protect your skin against damage caused by free radicals, while this property keeps the skin juvenile, supple and soft on the long run. Dark chocolate is beneficial for the skin especially during the hot season, when your skin gets into direct contact with UV rays of sun frequently. In this period, your skin can be best protected from skin cancer and sun burning with dark chocolate.
If eaten, dark chocolate still has a number of benefits for the skin, such as smooth and problem-free skin complexion, nourishing the skin, eliminating dead skins cells and detoxifying effects (even better than caffeine!).
What are the benefits of coconut for the skin?
Coconut is well-known for its ability of keeping the skin moisturized; this is the reason why a lot of people use it on their dry hands. Extra virgin coconut oil is especially good for females because they wash dishes on a regular basis that results in drying out the hands. Instead of expensive cosmetic products, why don`t you forget those toxins contained in them and consider coconut oil for future hand moisturizing purposes? Coconut is also well-known for its power of combating skin cancer. It has the ability of blocking 20% of UV rays that get into direct contact with the skin. Having all these thoughts in mind, coconut represents a great face and body hydrator.
How to prepare chocolate coconut scrub?
In this situation we are not going to use dark chocolate for the preparation of the scrub. Instead, we will replace it with cocoa that has the same wonderful benefits for the skin, just like dark chocolate does. When you`re ready to give this scrub a try, here are the ingredients that you will need:
- several drops of coconut oil or any other essential oil;
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder (without sugar);
- 1/3 cup of almond oil;
- ½ cup of coconut oil (in its solid form)
- and 1 cup of brown sugar.
If you have every ingredient required for this homemade scrub, in a large bowl you place all of the ingredients and mix them well. You need to mix the ingredients until the coconut oil gets entirely broken down, without chunks remaining. Before packing in the obtained mixture, you can even throw several small pieces of dark chocolate over the mixture, if you want to! Keep the scrub at room temperature all the time.
How to use the chocolate coconut scrub mixture?
You need to simply rub the mixture on your face and then wash it off well. It is indicated that you use this homemade scrub once a week. Don`t forget to apply the scrub on your lips as well; you won`t recognize your lips!