We all know by now that the antioxidants in dark chocolate are great for our health, but how many of you know that chocolate can also be good for your skin?!
Cocoa Beans, the building blocks of chocolate, is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and feel-good happiness! And therefore products made with cocoa butter, cocoa beans, and cocoa powder can hydrate, rejuvenate, help protect, renew, enliven and uplift your skin, not to mention the invigorating scent. And, unlike actual chocolate, you can indulge to your heart’s desire without gaining a pound 😉
So why not bestow a valentine on your body this weekend with these decadent beauty cocoa treats for your skin!!! :
Avon Chocolate Moisturising Body Scrub
This scrumptious scrub is perfect for a full body exfoliation, and could even be used in a sensuous couples ritual, if you’re planning a “big night in” 😉
Stand in the shower or bath, and massage over each other’s bodies in gentle circular motions paying special attention to rough, dry areas such as elbows knees and feet. Then just turn on the taps & rinse thoroughly.
This 200ml scrub comes at a regular price of R40-95 from your local Avon Representative.
Or while you are getting ready for your romantic Valentines day date – try one of these Facial Masks:
Cupcake from Lush
This fresh face mask is great for oily or congested skins, and contains Rhassoul mud from Morocco – which is excellent for a deep cleanse. Besides cocoa butter and powder, it also contains fresh mint, spearmint and peppermint oils for that refreshing tingly feeling. It smells like choc-mint ice cream and looks like chocolate pudding. Yumness! Between cleansing and moisturising, smother some Cupcake all over your face, around the eyes and mouth, leave for 10 minutes and rinse.
Available at Lush, V&A Waterfront @ R115-00
Hey Gorgeous Chocolate Chip Face Mask
This luxurious mask contains 70% cacao which is packed with antioxidants that eradicate free radicals, which are responsible for premature ageing, pigmentation, dry, sallow skin and more. It also contains honey, which draws moisture to the skin and the added essential oils tone, tighten, stimulate collagen to leave your skin soft and gorgeously radiant.
Availability: Please visit http://www.hey-gorgeous.co.za/ for further information on stockists @ R120-00
Cacao Body Butter by Soaring Free Superfoods
Use this delicious body butter to give (and receive from) your partner a sensual full body massage. Think Nutella in the form of body paint… Besides cocoa butter, it also contains coconut oil which is antimicrobial, antifungal, antibacterial and an antioxidant. But the best part is… it’s edible! Available at Wellness Warehouse, Kloof Street and online @ R71-99
And then of course, there’s the classic chocolate body paint to add a little naughty to your nice 😉
Try Sugar Mommy’s Original Chocolate Body Paint with Brush
Dip brush or fingers into Body Paint and boldly define all contours.The heat will be turned up to the maximum. Allow to simmer. Eat while hot…!
This 125ml tub can be bought online from Gift Lady at R115.00