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Cocoa Banana Facial Mask

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 08:46  by Jessica W.

Mud masks are nice enough, but then there are other facial masks made of tomato, avocado, egg and other ingredients that might make some people squeamish. This mask made of milk and chocolate can hardly garner complaints about the ingredients!

Lactic acid in buttermilk and yogurt softens and smoothes skin by exfoliating dead cells. It also helps clear out pores, leading to a brighter, healthier complexion. Lemon juice strengthens these benefits. Honey’s antibacterial properties make it beneficial for acneic skin, but it is also very moisturizing, infusing dry skin with moisture and elasticity. Banana, too, moisturizes, and its potassium is also beneficial to blemishes. Finally, raw cocoa is packed with nourishing antioxidants and minerals that revitalize our skin.

This recipe makes more than enough for one, so invite a close friend over. Enjoy soothing self-time and the mental health benefits of companionship as you relax to the rich scent of this cocoa mask.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon buttermilk
  • 1/3 banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

To prepare, add all ingredients to a food processor and mix well. Test on a small portion of your skin to check for allergic reactions. Then apply a layer of the mask to your face and relax for 20 minutes. When finished, wash off with warm water and follow with toner.

Last modified on Saturday, 21 December 2013 16:57

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