Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter Inspired Chocolate Face Mask


Happy Easter everyone! For today’s post I’m doing a DIY Easter inspired face mask. This face mask is suitable for people with dry, acne prone skin. Even though I don’t have dry skin, I prefer using moisturising face masks as I find they leave my skin feeling really nourished and soft.

For the face mask you will need 
  •  I tsp cocoa powder
  •  I tsp honey
  •  ½ tsp apple cider vinegar

Then all you have to do is stir it up until it forms a thick paste and apply it to your face. I like to leave it sit on my face for 10-20 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

The Benefits:
Cocoa: Cocoa is a great skin moisturiser and it will give it your skin a healthy glow. The cocoa powder is also exfoliating and it helps prevent blemishes which are caused by dead skin blocking pores. Cocoa also helps fight the effects of sun damage and prevents free radicals from damaging your skin. So, chocolate isn’t as bad as you thought!

Honey:  Not only has honey has been used for centuries as a moisturiser, it also contains antimicrobial properties which help combat acne. Honey also draws out impurities from pores and help restore skin’s texture, which is great if you suffer from acne scars.

Apple Cider Vinegar: This stuff is proven to fight acne. The acidity regulates the skin’s pH, which reduces oiliness. The vinegar also kills bacteria, removes impurities and acts as a chemical exfoliant. Make sure that it’s apple cider vinegar though, and not the distilled, clear vinegar you’ll probably find in your cupboards!


I hope this was helpful and let me know how you get on with it if you decide to try it out!

3 comments:

  1. Ohh this mask sounds perfect for me because I have dry acne prone skin and I love how its so natural! thanks for sharing! x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

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    1. No bother at all! This is one of my favourite masks because it's really hard to find high street face masks for dry acne prone skin!

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  2. I'm so bad at making my own face masks - I always buy them! This one sounds really easy to make, so I'll be sure to give it a go. x Rebecca - UK fashion blog

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