DIY Skin Smoothing Mask

Monday, April 22, 2013






One of my most popular treatments when I was running my own esthetics business was a hydrating chocolate wasabi mask (a professional treatment).  It was meant to soften, tone and temporarily reduce wrinkles and everyone loved it!  I decided to play around with a few ingredients and make a wonderful DIY version.  This mask smells like a cupcake bakery on your face and makes your skin feel so soft and youthful once you have rinsed it off.  And if you want to lick the little bowl after you finish applying I will not judge you.

Benefits of this mask:
  • The natural oils from the cocoa powder help smooth out wrinkles.
  • Cocoa powder contains antioxidants that help clear out toxins in your skin, which can make you look older.
  • The honey is incredibly moisturizing, but will not break out you.  Read all about the benefits of honey here.
  • Coconut oil is full of essential nutrients for your skin and is a proven antiseptic and antimicrobial agent.  It is also proven to soften wrinkles and help acne. 
What you will need:
  • 2 tbs of cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs of raw honey
  • 1 1/2 tbs of organic coconut oil (melted)
*You want a paste like consistency so add a tiny bit more cocoa powder if needed. 
Directions:
Mix all the ingredients together.  Apply to your skin with either clean fingertips or a soft facial brush.  Leave on skin for 15-20 minutes.  Remove with warm water and follow up with a toner and moisturizer.

Have fun! 

31 comments:

Jessica Camerata said...

this looks too delicious to eat than to put on my face. I'd be guilty of licking the bowl after I apply.

xo Jessica
My Style Vita

Bethani Gregg said...

Ooooo what a great beauty recipe!! Definitely one I'm adding to my must try list

Anonymous said...

I was eagerly waiting for you to post a chocolate facial mask :) looks yum....can I use hersheys unsweetened cocoa powder (which I have at present) or is there any particular variety I should look for..Thanks

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Anonymous- as long as cocoa powder is the only listed item on the ingredient list, yes. :)

Anonymous said...

I love that I have all these ingredients in my cupboard and don't need to go to the store for anything! Going to try this today.

fifi said...

all my fav ingredients in one!! gonna try this one!!! thank you for this!! xo

Anonymous said...

I've just recently found your blog and LOVE it...I've been checking in just about everyday :) Im super confused because it seems like theres a 50/50 for saying coconut oil cause oil bc its comodegenic and other 50 says its great for acne. I've been doing raw honey masks and OCM for 2 months now and my skin still wont clear up...I guess I can give coconut oil a try since it probably cant get too much worse!! Thanks for all the great tips!

Laura Ann said...

I can't wait to try this! You are so creative!

Lindsay said...

LOVE these DIY tricks :) Saving this one!

Montalvo Country said...

Note to self: double the recipe. Put half on face. Put other half IN face. =)

Alexa said...

Hmmmm I want to eat this mask. Haha. It's so funny because the other day Matt was like why do we have all of this coconut oil and apple cider vinegar? Haha...I've clearly been reading your blog and taking your tips to heart. But seriously they are so true - love coconut oil for my skin and hair, and the Apple Cider Vinegar has been really helping with my digestion.

Anonymous said...

I tried this tonight, but am melting like a snowcone in Phoenix! Somehow my consistency didn't come out as your did and I used the exact same ingredients. It tastes lovely dripping into my mouth, though!

Melissa Blake said...

Looks awesome...thanks for posting!! xoxo

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I could do this but would be so afraid I would be licking my face the whole time! Ha! sounds yummy!!

sherri lynn said...

This looks like dessert but if you say it's good for your skin I'll take your word for it! :)

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Good enough to eat...literally!

Ashley russo said...

Awesome, will try this!

jessica {creative index} said...

I love my honey masks! I never would've thought to add cocoa though! Can't wait to try that next time!

Ambria Haught said...

This sounds sooo awesome! Anything that makes my face smooth and smells like Pillsbury Doughboys Bakery, I'm bought!! :D

Felicia said...

Is it weird that I want to eat this too?! Is that an option?! Haha! You are so creative! Love it! xo!

Anonymous said...

I have heard that if you can't eat it (any face/skin product) , then don't put it on your skin...

Dawn said...

I just washed this mask off. It made enough for two treatments. It smelled scrumptious the entire time it was on my face. And now my face feels so soft. :)

Aimers said...

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bitemythumb said...

I couldn't help but be curious about that professional chocolate wasabi mask that you mentioned up top and I happen to have some wasabi powder sitting around. What would your advice be about maybe adding a quarter teaspoon or so to this mask recipe?

Nicola said...

I tried this the other day and I loved it! I definitely noticed that my skin was so much softer. It also tasted so so good!

seeress_2004 said...

Hi, is there a substitute for the coconut oil? Unfortunately it breaks me out. Could I use grapeseed oil instead or alternatively, pure aloe vera gel?

Ambreen said...

very awesome remedy, I can apply it for my face and I can eat it too , really superb post

Anonymous said...

I've seen recipes lately that use cocoa powder as a FAKE tan..
will this make my face darker ?
-)
lisa

John B. Friend said...

Nice post

Anonymous said...

Those who don't want to use coconut oil, you can use yogurt or milk along with other ingredients

WilliamKing said...

!!!!

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