Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Coffee & Cocoa Facial Mask

Coffee and cocoa masks have long been a favorite of beauty. As a combination with coffee, they decrease puffiness in the face and the eye area, brighten skin and wake up complexion.

What You will love the most about this mask is that the ingredients are so readily available in the average person's kitchen and you can use so many substitutions based on what's currently in your cabinets or fridge. 

While coffee or cocoa powder are the staples of this popular mask, you can tailor it for your skin type by adding yogurt or cream and honey if you have dry skin or lemon juice if you have oily skin. If you have super dehydrated skin, oils work as a substitute for dairy.


·         4 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
·         4 Tbsp. finely ground espresso or coffee beans
·         8 Tbsp. dairy product. Choose whole milk, heavy cream, yogurt almond milk or coconut milk.
·         2 Tbsp. honey (if you have dry skin) or lemon juice 


If you have whole beans, finely grind beans in a grinder. Remember, beans should be finely ground so they don't scratch your face. If you just made coffee, you can use the freshly brewed coffee grounds, although they won't contain as much caffeine.
Mix coffee and cocoa powder in a bowl.
Add the dairy product and stir until a smooth paste forms. You can use less dairy if you like a thicker paste.
Stir in the honey. 

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