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As heavenly as they are to eat, chocolates have equally amazing benefits for your skin and hair as well. Yes, you heard us right girls! There are a lot more ways than just eating these absolutely sinful treats, which make you happier. Wondering how? Well, simply by making your skin look younger and fresher, and nourishing your hair to make them shinier and healthier than ever.
So, without making you wait any longer; let us give you a few amazing chocolate hair and face masks to get gorgeous naturally.
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This is an excellent mask for your skin, especially during summers. Take 50 grams of melted chocolate, one medium banana, one apple, and one cup each of strawberries and watermelon. Mix all the fruits in a blender, and put melted chocolate in that mix. Now, resist yourself from consuming this tempting mixture, and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it for around 15-20 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water. You can blend these fruits in a bit more quantity than mentioned above, so that you can drink it to make your skin look even healthier, after you are done taking care of your skin from the outside!
Try this amazing face mask to get fairer complexion. Take a small bar of dark chocolate and boil it either in a double boiler or a microwave. Add one tablespoon of besan (gram flour) and one teaspoon of curd to it. Also, squeeze half a lemon into this mix. If your skin is dry, then add fresh cream instead of curd in this pack. Blend all the ingredients to make a fine paste, and apply it on your skin. Leave it for around half an hour and wash it off with normal water. Use this twice a week to get best results.
Get rid of your dead and dull skin and flaunt a soft, healthy, and glowing one with this amazing scrub. Take half a cup of cocoa powder, three tablespoons of oatmeal, and one teaspoon each of cream and honey. Mix all these ingredients well and apply the scrub on your face and neck area. Now, gently massage your skin by simply moving your fingertips in circular motion. Once you are done massaging, leave the scrub on your skin for around 10-15 minutes. Now, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Not only will it make your skin radiant, but will also make you feel relaxed after a tiring week.
This hydrating face mask nourishes your skin and makes it soft. To make this face mask, take 50 grams of chocolate (melted or powdered), one tablespoon olive oil, and one egg yolk. Put all the ingredients together and whisk them to form an even paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck area. Leave it for around 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Use this twice a week to get best results.
Look much younger than you actually are with this brilliant anti-ageing chocolate face mask. Take one small bar of dark chocolate and melt it. Add one tablespoon each of olive oil, honey and yoghurt to it. Now, add the content of two green tea bags in this and mix well. Apply this paste evenly on your face and neck. Let it dry and rinse it off with normal water. The antioxidants present in aloe vera and green tea reduce the signs of ageing and give you a younger looking skin. At the same time, honey and yoghurt lessen the age spots and other marks on your skin.
Try this brilliant pack to add lustre and smoothness to your hair. Take one ripe banana and mash it well. Melt three to four cubes of dark chocolate and add it to the mashed banana. Let the chocolate cool down, and add half a teaspoon of honey to this mixture. Now, apply it all over your hair, avoiding the roots. Wrap your hair with cling film and let it stay on for 40-45 minutes. To remove this mask, wash your hair with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo. Repeat the process twice a month for best results.
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Nourish your dry hair with this fantastic hair mask. Firstly, take a paste of melted dark chocolate (three to four cubes). Now, add half a cup of yoghurt and half a tablespoon of honey to it. Apply the warm (make sure it is not hot) paste throughout your hair, but avoid the scalp. Let it stay on for around 30 minutes and then wash it off with normal water and a mild shampoo. This pack adds instant volume to your hair by nourishing your hair cuticles.
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So ladies, now that you are aware of its amazing uses, do not forget to add chocolate in your list next time you go out for grocery shopping. After all, it is such a delightful and yummy way to get gorgeous, isn’t it?