Indulge in a little me-time with a chocolate face mask that smells so deliciously good you might eat it (and you really could as the ingredients are quite tasty!).
Almonds are rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, essential amino acids and healthy fats. It’s no secret that they’re great to snack on, having been consumed to help achieve glowing skin for centuries.
In this recipe though we’re using finely ground almonds to lightly exfoliate the skin as well as to nourish and soften thanks to the wondrous anti-ageing superstar vitamin E.
Cacao powder is the unprocessed sister of cocoa powder, it’s more expensive but with good reason as it’s packed full of nutrients. In fact, it contains the highest levels of antioxidants in the world, higher than green tea and red wine, so if that’s not a good enough excuse to be making your own chocolate, baking with it instead of cocoa… and of course smothering it on your skin, I don’t know what is!
Cacao is rich in sulphur (the beauty mineral) magnesium, and is an anti-inflammatory, too.
Using cacao in this mask will help soothe redness, tackle blemishes, increase circulation, smooth fine lines and leave the complexion glowing.
What You’ll Need: Almond Cacao Face Mask
- 2 tbsp ground almonds
- 1 tbsp cacao powder
- 1-2 tbsp water (or honey, or yoghurt)
Instructions: Almond Cacao Face Mask
Simply combine the almonds and cacao in a bowl and slowly add water until you reach a smooth, easily spreadable consistency. Then simply apply to skin and let sit for 5-15 minutes.
Once it’s time to rinse, massage the skin in circular motions to gently exfoliate with the almond before rinsing away with cool water and a washcloth.
- Lock the bathroom door, run a hot bath and apply from forehead to chest massaging in circular motions as you apply. Then simply sit back in the tub and let the steam work it’s magic opening pores and allowing the mask to deeply soften and revitalize.
- Boost the detox benefits by adding 1 tsp of clay to the mixture.