New improved with extra real chocolate and more of what you need to feel soft and smooth. The natural cinnamon helps plump up the skin leaving you with a radiant fresh face and glowing body due to cinnamon's natural blood stimulating benefits flushing the skin with radiance.
The benefits of cocoa for the skin.
Chocolate, especially dark chocolate is high with anti-oxidant properties. Cocoa powder, unsweetened is exceptionally good for you. Packed with anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, pure cocoa or dark chocolate, can reduce risks from both, degenerative diseases or cancer. The compounds found in cocoa are found in plants that promote healthy cellular development. These compounds also promote healthy skin tissue.
So many benefits for the body, when taken in moderation. It is also great for topical use on the skin. It helps firm and renew skin cells.
Here is a wonderful recipe for a great facial masque: 2 teaspoons cocoa powder(unsweetened), 1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon oil(almond, olive or avocado). Combine ingredients. Apply to face. Leave on for about 30 minutes. Rinse and wash as usual.
Enjoy the soft, silken feeling from the mask. Respect yourself, show your skin some love and appreciation.
The benefits of cinnamon for the skin.
Cinnamon is a spice that brings blood to the surface of the skin, causing minor swelling and plumping. A preparation of three drops of cinnamon essential oil mixed with a couple tablespoons of petroleum jelly or olive oil can be applied to fine lines to plump out the skin, making the lines less visible. It's best to avoid the eye area as cinnamon can cause burning if it gets in your eyes. You may carefully apply it to the outside of crow's feet, away from the eye.
Cinnamon can help clean and nourish the scalp by acting as an exfoliant and bringing blood to the scalp, and along with it, oxygen to nourish the hair follicles. Take 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon and mix it with 1 tbsp. of honey and 1/4 cup of warmed olive oil and apply to the scalp, massaging firmly during the application process. Leave on for about 15 minutes and then wash hair with your normal shampoo. You should feel a little tingle as the cinnamon stimulates the scalp.
Some people have found relief from patches of eczema by combining 1 tsp. of honey mixed with 1 tsp. of cinnamon and applying a thin layer of the paste on affected areas. Do not use this preparation on children or on patches of eczema on the face. Try a small test area and wash off immediately if the skin becomes too irritated.
Cinnamon can help rid your face or back of acne by both drying out the skin and, again, bringing blood and oxygen to the skin surface. Mix 3 tbsp. of honey with 1 tbsp. of cinnamon and apply the paste to pimples and leave on overnight. Or apply a thin layer to the face as a mask and leave on for about 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Cinnamon masks can irritate the skin, so they should not be applied more than once a week.