TURNING CALORIES INTO BEAUTY TREATS

Chocolate facial

One of the New Year’s resolutions for those who had a hard time trying to take care of their body and healthy is to ditch the sugary treats and stick to healthy eating that has more fruits and vegetables. Bidding adieu to the sweet treats is, by all means, a justified call. However, you still need sugar now and then to stay healthy. With a little knowledge, you can turn the same delicious ingredients and turn them into beauty treats for your skincare regimen. Here are some of the sweet treats you can use.

CHOCOLATE

  • WHY IS IT GOOD FOR YOU?

Let your love for chocolate be directed to your skin. It is full of antioxidants that fight free radicals. So, while you may wish to drop eating chocolate, you should consider minimizing your intake. You will get the goodness of dark chocolate and stay beauty from the inside out. Dark chocolate is one of the unconventional ingredients used in beauty and skin care.

  • HOW TO USE IT

Make a chocolate home-toning facemask. For this, you will need around 50 grams of dark chocolate that contains 70% cocoa. You will also need some strawberries and banana, blend the two together with the chocolate and achieve a paste. Apply the paste on your face down to your neck. Let is sit for 20 – 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Quick tip: The skin care market has lots products made from chocolate or have a chocolaty scent.

HONEY

  • Why is it good for you?

For centuries, honey has been a natural beauty product. Experts say that this sweet product manufactured by bees is beneficial to all skin types when used in its purest form. It is nature’s best-kept beauty secret that can help to cleanse, protect, and rejuvenate the skin.

  • HOW TO USE IT

When used in its purest form, natural honey can is an effective skin spot fighter thanks to its excellent antibacterial properties. You can opt to blend it with some coconut oil to make a gentle skin cleanser and apply it to your face, avoiding the eyes. Let it sit for a few minute and then wash it off.

Quick tip: The best healing creams on the market and those that have natural honey as their essential ingredient.

SUGAR

  • WHY IS IT GOOD FOR YOU?

Some homemade scrubs are made using sugar, which is far better and gentler than most off-the-shelf products that have abrasive beads. As a natural humectant, sugar can keep the skin hydrated by retaining moisture. Also, it contains glycolic acid that helps with cell rejuvenation thus giving your that radiant skin.

  • HOW TO USE IT

Making a homemade scrub using sugar is easy. You can do a mix of sugar with egg white, or add some avocado, or a combination of sugar and coconut oil. Apply the scrub to your face and gently rub it over the skin, and then wash it off and be amazed.

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