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This chocolate and strawberry face mask is the at-home face spa your skin needs

Chocolate and strawberry are two ingredients that can have multiple benefits for your skin, especially when used in the form of a home-made face pack.
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This is the ultimate way to nourish your skin, and get a healthy glow! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Grace Bains Published: 27 Feb 2021, 14:51 pm IST
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We try so many different serums and creams to make sure our skin stays hydrated, but little do we realise that the secret to healthy skin is nourishing it with natural ingredients via home-made face pack!

Head to your kitchen and you’ll find a bounty of products that’ll give you the skin of your dreams. Not many know how beneficial a chocolate and strawberry face mask can be. Not only are the two ingredients sumptuous, but they can boost your dermal health to a whole new level.

To begin with, strawberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, thereby helping to fight the action of free radicals that cause signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. What’s more, vitamin C is also revered for its ability to brighten and even out the skin tone.

Strawberries also contain alpha-hydroxy acid (more famously known by the abbreviation AHAs) that work as natural exfoliators to remove dead cells from the skin.

Now, add dark chocolate to strawberries and you’ll realise how effective the combo can be for your face! See, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants that keep your skin healthy. At the same time, they are packed with fatty acids that moisturise your skin deeply. Plus, dark chocolate has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated skin.

So, how exactly should you combine these two for the most nourishing home-made face pack?

Here are things you’ll need:

1 strawberry, mashed

2 cubes pure dark chocolate, melted

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Make your skin glow with this home-made face pack! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here’s how you can prepare the dark chocolate and strawberry face mask:

Step 1: Melt two cubes of dark chocolate in a microwave. Don’t go beyond 10 seconds. You don’t want the chocolate to get burnt, or for it to turn so hot that it harms your skin. In case you don’t have a microwave around, you can use the double boiler method.

Step 2: Add the mashed strawberry to the melted dark chocolate, and mix till both the ingredients have combined together.

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Here’s how you should apply the home-made face pack:
  1. Wash your face with warm water to ensure better absorption of the face mask.
  2. Apply the dark chocolate and strawberry face mask on your skin, and massage for five to ten minutes.
  3. Let it rest on your face for 15 to 20 minutes, allowing your skin to attain all the benefits of the two ingredients. Wash your face using lukewarm water and pat it dry.

You will be positively surprised at how supple and hydrated your skin will feel! Try to make this face mask a regular part of your skincare routine by applying it once a week or twice a month.

Ladies, you don’t always need fancy products to make your skin glow and shine. The answer, as it turns out, is often right at home!

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Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book. ...Read More

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