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If you were conscious of eating all the chocolates you received for Valentine's Day on February 14, I want you to know that chocolate not only has indisputable nutritional properties, but is also a product that when applied makes us look more beautiful.
“We can say that chocolate is not only a source of nutrition, energy and vitality, but also of beauty. Both its consumption as a treat and its application in masks, is equally beneficial and comforting for the body, "said the beauty alchemist and owner of the renowned Biobell Oriental MedSpa clinic in Miami, Dr. Maribel Pedrozo.
The facial care specialist also pointed out that due to its high magnesium content, chocolate is a cell regenerator and a quintessential muscle relaxant. In addition, it facilitates blood circulation and helps keep the heart healthy.
So have no regrets if you consume it, although it is very important that you keep an eye on the percent of cocoa that each bar contains. The higher, the better food and beauty product.
Now, what beauty treatments can we do with chocolate?
“Chocolaterapia is one of the most popular treatments in beauty and spa centers. It consists of relaxing body massages with a thick liquid that results from the cocoa paste. This type of chocolate, which comes in bars and is not for consumption, melts in an oven and is later mixed with sweet almond oil.
The absorption of cocoa through the skin, through a massage, produces the same pleasant sensation as eating a box of chocolates. Best of all, it doesn't mean more calories in our diet.
Chocolate-based face mask
"First of all you know that you should have a good cleaning on your face and keep it dry," Pedrozo began explaining.
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup of honey
- 3 teaspoons of oatmeal cream
- 3 teaspoons of whole milk
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients very well and then heat the mixture in the microwave for one minute. You can do it in a water bath if you prefer.
- Once the mixture is warmed and thickened, apply it on the face, avoiding the areas of the eyes and mouth. Let it act for 20 minutes. Remove the mask with a towel moistened in warm water. To finish, apply a moisturizing cream.
Anti-cellulite and anti-stretch mark body mask
- ¼ cup of cocoa butter
- ½ cup diced, grated, or chip chocolate
- 2 tablespoons of whole milk
- 5 tablespoons of ginger juice
Put the chocolate in a water bath for 10 minutes. When it melts and its heat is bearable on contact with the skin, apply a layer to the areas affected by cellulite and stretch marks (thighs, buttocks, abdomen). Subsequently, wrap the areas where you applied the mask in plastic wrap and leave it on for 30 minutes. Remove the chocolate and finish, making a gentle massage with the cocoa butter.
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