10 Skin Care Benefits of Cocoa & 3 Must Try DIY Cocoa Face Masks

10 Easy-To-Make Cocoa Face Masks & Cocoa Powder Benefits For Skin

Delicious cocoa, my comfort drink when I’m feeling low, is also a fabulous way to get healthy, glowing skin. Read on to know how you can too.


If you can show me a person who doesn’t like cocoa, I will eat a whole chocolate bar. Ok, just kidding. I don’t really need a reason to eat a chocolate bar. And I just discovered that this amazing comfort food is also excellent for my skin. Not chocolate, but one of its key ingredients – cocoa powder.

Join me on a trip into the delicious world of cocoa powder benefits.

#1 Fights acne and pimples

Cocoa is very good at reducing acne and pimples. It even soothes skin and reduces the redness that pimples bring.

#2 Slows down ageing of skin

Cocoa powder is loaded with antioxidants. These mini warriors fight off free radicals, and give your skin a youthful appearance. I also use  Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream regularly for beautiful skin.

#3 Improves skin’s hydration

Another benefit of cocoa powder is that it helps improve your skin’s hydration. You can enjoy the benefits when you apply cocoa powder on your skin.

#4 Improves skin elasticity

The antioxidants present in cocoa boost the elasticity of your skin, making it supple and youthful.

#5 Improves complexion

At the end of the day, cocoa is caffeine. Use cocoa powder for skin that needs a wake-me-up. Say good bye to dull complexion and look fabulous every day. Also, sandalwood is great skin lightening agent. Check out 8 ways to use sandalwood for skin here.

#6 Exfoliates dead cells

Cocoa powder gently sloughs off dead skin cells and brings fresh, youthful skin to the surface. It is ideal for sensitive or acne-affected skin.

#7 Skin repair

Remember the antioxidants from earlier? They can also repair skin that has got damaged by environmental pollutants. Use cocoa powder for face that looks like it needs a caffeine shot.

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#8 Prevents sun damage

The antioxidants in cocoa powder fight off UV light that the skin gets exposed to. Your beauty routine can include cocoa powder for skin lightening.

#9 Reduces cellulite

You can make a wonderful cocoa scrub and fight stubborn cellulite. The added benefit of using cocoa is toned skin.

#10 Firms skin

Use cocoa powder to tackle sagging skin and puffy eyes. Cocoa powder contains caffeine and theobromine which join forces to firm up skin.

So how do you use cocoa powder? Whatever your skin type, there’s a cocoa face mask that is just right for you. Here are three to choose from.

3 Ways To Use Cocoa Powder For Skin & Face:

For normal skin

  1. Mix together 1 spoon each olive oil and brown sugar, and 1.5 spoons cocoa powder.
  2. Add a few drops of vanilla extract (optional).
  3. Apply this mask to your face and scrub in a circular way.
  4. Rinse your face with warm water.

For oily and combination skin

  1. Make a paste with a spoonful of cocoa powder and water.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons sea salt.
  3. To this add 1 teaspoon raw milk.
  4. Apply this to your face and scrub in a circular way.
  5. Rinse your face with warm water after 10 minutes.

For dry skin

  1. Make a paste with a spoonful of cocoa powder and water.
  2. Add ½ teaspoon brown sugar.
  3. Mix ½ teaspoon coconut/olive oil in it.
  4. Apply this to your face and scrub in a circular way.
  5. Wash off with warm water after 10 minutes.

Find more useful daily skin care tips here. 

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