DIY Health/Beauty

DIY Chocolate Face Mask

Okay so back in middle school, my friends and I made a chocolate face mask at my birthday party.  We had an absolute blast making it, plastering it on our faces, and eating it too! I’ve been super stressed out with summer class so I thought i’d have some de-stressing time and make a face mask.

There are so many DIY face masks out there, but I thought I would find a chocolate face mask to try first because it was such a success in middle school. 😉 And who doesn’t love chocolate? The recipe I used I found here.

ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tbs of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbs of raw honey
  • 1 1/2 tbs of organic coconut oil

Instructions:  Make sure that the coconut oil is melted and mix all ingredients into a bowl.  You can apply this to your skin using your fingers.  Leave it on your skin for 15-20 minutes and then wash with warm water.

paste

 

My personal tips for this recipe:

  • When I made this recipe, I think I melted the coconut oil too much.  It was a very thin liquid and that made my mask paste pretty runny.  The mask is supposed to be a bit thicker (which would make the hardening process better), but hey it still worked!
  • I personally would not recommend eating this one
  • Warning:  It can become very messy.  I think the reason it was so messy for me was because it was so runny.

Benefits of this facial mask (found here):

  • The cocoa powder is used to smooth out wrinkles {the cocoa powder has antioxidants in it that help clear the toxins out of your skin that can make you appear older}
  • Honey is used as a moisturizer
  • Coconut oil contains essential nutrients and is a proven antiseptic and antimicrobial agent {it softens wrinkles and helps acne}

I had a lot of fun making this chocolate mask and it smelled nice too.  The coconut oil had the most distinctive smell out of all the ingredients.  My skin definitely felt softer after I took the mask off.

collage

 

I personally am looking for a mask that helps take away acne scars.  I have done some research and I found that lemon juice and honey are perfect natural remedies that can help with scars and moisturizing.  That will be my next DIY mask so be on the lookout for that!

On a side note, I tried oil pulling this morning and I will be writing about my experience soon.

What’s your favorite DIY facial mask? If you try this recipe, make sure to let me know how it works out for you and if having a thicker paste makes it less messy and more beneficial!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie
    June 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

    A chocolate mask? I would probably eat it all before I could get any on my face : )

    • Reply
      Marisa
      June 27, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      It was tempting 😀

  • Reply
    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    June 27, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I think I might end up eating it rather than putting it on my face haha

    • Reply
      Marisa
      June 27, 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Haha that is the sad struggle with chocolate face masks… but it’s a good treat for you and your skin 😉

  • Reply
    stacy @sweatingtulipzwithstacy
    June 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I’m pretty sure your the only person that can put brown chocolaty goop on your face and still look like a super model! Too cute in the pics! Sorry your stressed out with school. I hope this helped you to have some fun and refresh! I’m excited for the lemon – honey scar removing mask.

    • Reply
      Marisa
      June 28, 2014 at 12:35 am

      You are the sweetest! This made my day, thank you so much Stacy 🙂

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