Cacao is also loaded with iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, selenium.
Move over dessert, there’s a new reason to stock your kitchen with chocolate and this one won’t expand your waistline. We’re adding chocolate to our beauty regimen in the form of raw, unprocessed cacao powder (chocolate is made from cacao beans)! Rich in antioxidants, cacao helps reverse the signs of aging. It moisturizes your skin, protects from sun damage and even tightens and tones by increasing collagen production.
- 1/4 cup organic cacao powder
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 1 tablespoon manuka honey (or regular)
- 1 Tbsp organic coconut oil
Combine all ingredients until a smooth paste forms. Apply a thin layer to clean face and neck with your fingertips or a soft facial brush. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Gently wash off with warm water.
This nourishing, anti-aging facial mask combines antioxidant-rich cacao powder and potent antimicrobial manuka honey (if you can’t find this New Zealand variety, regular honey offers many of the same benefits). Banana, known as “Nature’s Botox” lends a creamy texture and actively fights against fine lines and wrinkles. Hydrating and antibacterial coconut oil – which helps to fight skin problems such as acne and eczema when applied topically.
- Creates a natural glow to your face
- Moisturizes skin
- Prevents wrinkles
- Antioxidants give excellent anti-aging benefits
- Prevents blemishes
- Increases collagen production
- Prevents sun damage
Extra points for any man brave enough to join in on the fun! | The Vedix