The use of chocolate in cosmetics
This wonderful product has long been used not only in cooking. Cosmetology figured out his secret and began production of creams, masks, balms, shampoos and Soaps based on chocolate.
Composition chocolate is unique – it contains valuable fatty acids, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, antioxidants, vitamins a, B. D. E, rare and valuable for the skin, vitamin F.
In cosmetology is used cocoa butter, chocolate powder without sugar and additives. At home, you can use normal dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 50% and above.
The effect of the chocolate immediately – is to apply it once, as the skin softens, becomes tender, are irritation and dryness, aktiviziruyutsya regeneration of skin cells, removed swelling.
In addition, the chocolate flavor by itself increases the mood that it contained theobromine, caffeine, tryptophan and serotonin encourage, promote the development of hormones of joy, relieve lethargy, and headache.
But, like other useful products, chocolate can not only bring benefits but also harm. People who are prone to allergies and suffer from diseases of the Central nervous system to use chocolate and cocoa to be very careful.
As an experiment you can try some interesting recipes.
Mask for face and neck with chocolate
Moisturizes and softens the skin, prevents dryness and flaking.
Mix 0.3 Cup melted dark chocolate, 2-3 tablespoons of sour cream (for oily skin, replace the yogurt), 2 tablespoons honey, grind them in a coffee grinder oatmeal, add 1 tablespoon . To cover the face and neck with this structure, to hold 20 minutes or 30, after that wash your face thoroughly, but without using soap and gel.
Suitable for everyone in any situation as basic care.
Take 1 or 2 teaspoons of cocoa butter (buy at the pharmacy), a square of dark chocolate, 6 drops of peach or a more subtle almond oil, vitamins «Aevit» – 1 capsule.
Chocolate to melt, mix gently with cocoa butter, in the microwave, drip oil, vitamin puncture needle and squeeze in mass. All mix well. Ready balm store in a glass or ceramic jar in the refrigerator. You can apply it during the day with chapping lips, cracks, dryness, can be used at night.
Mask against hair loss
Very interesting mask, but is only good for dark hair. Blond hair can be colored.
Take a little bit of ground natural tobacco (not cigarette to use, there are a lot of chemicals), mix with 0.5 cups of strong tea (also, of course, natural and without additives), 1 tablespoon of henna and yogurt, 1 or 2 chicken egg yolk, 10 drops of sea buckthorn oil, 3 heaping scoops of grated dark chocolate or cocoa powder. All prepared foods carefully to mix, put 1 minute in the microwave.
What happened, you need to apply to damp clean hair, pay special attention to the hair roots, cover the head wrap, the top wrap a thick towel or wear a hat. Wash off the mask with hair after 2 hours, wash your hair as usual, rinse the hair very carefully.
Firming acts on hair follicles, activates blood circulation of the scalp, softens and nourishes the hair.
You can do it only on problem areas of the body with cellulite, and it is possible to cover himself entirely. Effect – the skin becomes silky, smooth and moist, the color more even.
The skin pre-treated with a scrub. A dark chocolate bar (or more) to break into pieces, melt, add a quarter Cup of milk. Warm mixture apply on the body, it is more convenient to use the brush. You can turn around with cling film on top of a towel or sheet to rest for 30-40 minutes, rinse with chocolate in the shower without gel and soap.
A well-groomed appearance, good mood and comfort will always be guaranteed when using chocolate.