Do you like to drink coffee and eat dessert? Then you are a friend of mine. I always have room for dessert. And a cafe latte is my choice for an afternoon drink. Lately, I’ve realized that the ingredients that I enjoy so much during a lazy weekend can be enjoyed by my face as well. Coffee is known to gently exfoliate, brighten and help decongest a puffy complexion. Cocoa powder, which I love on my tiramisu, contains natural antioxidants that our complexion can use more of. And yogurt, the perfect base for a fruit parfait, soothes and nourishes the skin.
So if you have these ingredients lying in your kitchen, make of use of them. They can do more than fulfill your sweet tooth. Recipe is as follows:
3 Tbsp of grounded coffee beans
3 Tbsp of (preferably organic) cocoa powder
6 Tbsp of organic greek yogurt (thicker consistency of greek yogurt means less that the mask won’t run)
Mix the grounded coffee beans with the cocoa powder in a large bowl. Stir in the greek yogurt and blend well with spatula. Apply on to cleansed dry face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Rinse with lukewarm water and muslin cloth. Follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer. Admire your glowing complexion in the mirror. Let your skin breathe by wearing no makeup today!
As always, if you have sensitive skin, do a patch test of the mask on the inside of your wrist before applying to the face.
Have you tried using cocoa powder or ground coffee beans in a face mask? Tell us in the comment section below!