A lot of people ask me what I use on my face, so I have decided to share it with you. This is one of the recipes I use to make a face mask at home to help reduce wrinkles and keep the skin young and vibrant. This mask will also give you a fresh look, the caffeine in the coffee will wake up your skin. Raw cacao bean is one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food on the planet. This i the reason why dark chocolate is good for you as it has more cacao in it. I also put it in my smoothies in the morning as it’s packed with endless health benefits. Now, let’s sit back and enjoy the mask. This will last you for about 4/5 applications.
The ingredients are mostly what we have at home so don’t fret.
- 1 tablespoon of coffee
- 1 tablespoon of cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of rose water
- a pinch of turmeric powder; and
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil/almond oil ( if you have both olive oil and almond oil, you can put 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of almond oil)
First, put the coffee with the rose water and mix them up until the coffee dissolves. Then put the rest of the ingredients together and mix them all up until you get a paste like this:
You don’t want it too runny as you will find it hard for it to stay on your face. You don’t want it too thick either as you’ll find it hard to apply to your skin. If you feel like its not the right texture yet add a drop of rose water.
Keep it for 30 min or more if you have time.
don’t forget to apply it on your neck as well.
don’t smile or laugh as you might crack your skin which is not what we want.
remove gently using a small towel or a piece of cloth using warm water.
Note: before applying the mask, wet your face as it will make it easier to apply the mask and the chances of all the goodness to get observed into your skin are higher.
You can get rose water from an Indian/African beauty shops or amazon if you prefer. You can also get cacao powder from the health shops but I get mine from amazon.
Note: the mask can last for days, the more its kept the better it gets. Don’t put it in the fridge. Make sure you keep the lid closed as it might get dry. But if it does get dry, just add a bit of olive oil/ a drop of rose water or even water is enough. You can use this mask twice a week.
“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames!- Rumi
Keep smiling, keep bowling and keep your skin glowing :)- Bersi