This nourishing, cleansing facial mask combines antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and potent antimicrobial manuka honey (if you can’t find this New Zealand variety, regular honey offers many of the same benefits). Yogurt lends a creamy texture and probiotics—which may help fight skin irritation when applied topically.
- 1/3 cup organic cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon manuka honey (or regular)
- Squeeze of lemon
Combine cocoa powder and yogurt, stirring until a thick paste forms. Add honey and continue to stir, blending thoroughly. For a thinner mask, add water (1/2 teaspoon at a time; no more than 2 teaspoons). Squeeze a small amount of lemon for additional antibacterial power and for a natural preservative (you can then store mask in the refrigerator for several days).
Apply a thin layer to skin and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Wash thoroughly.
Article courtesy of DeliciousLiving.com, found here.