Packed with anti-aging properties, this mocha clay mask is exactly what your skin has been craving. It’s homemade and easy to apply to the skin. Plus, it allows you 15 minutes of complete relaxation. Some might call this mask a self-care necessity! That’s for you to determine, but we’re here to tell you about why this beauty mask is so impressive.
This mask is simple in that it only contains three powerful ingredients: cacao powder, coffee grounds, and bentonite clay. Although these ingredients are known for their internal benefits, they can also promote healthier skin. Together, they can can help reduce early signs of aging and cleanse pores. It’s possible that they may also improve overall complexion. Learn more about this below.
Applying coffee grounds directly to the skin is another way for the body to absorb the inherent antioxidants. It may help reduce the appearance of cellulite by dilating blood vessels under the skin. Additionally, coffee grounds may improve blood flow, which is another way to reduce cellulite. Applying coffee on the skin may help decrease redness, fine lines, and the appearance of sun spots. One study even linked coffee consumption with a decrease in photo-aging effects. While coffee grounds can help exfoliate the skin, they also help to firm and tighten, giving the skin a more energetic and youthful appearance.
Say yes to chocolate! Well, in this specific instance, it’s all about cacao powder, which comes from the cacao bean. Elements that come from cacao plant are commonly in skin care products. Cocoa butter, cacao powder, and cocoa oil contain polyphenols, minerals, theobromine, and magnesium. These bioactive components of the plant may have anti-aging, antioxidant, and moisturizing functions on the skin. When you apply cacao powder on the skin, it can help regulate biochemical interactions that occur in the skin. Cacao, then, helps neutralize damaging free radicals that can contribute to early signs of aging.
If you want to deep clean your pores and help tighten the skin, a mask with bentonite clay is exactly what you need. Clay acts like a sponge when you apply it to the face, pulling impurities out for an effective detox. If you have oily skin, it’s best to wait until your skin clears up to use a mask with bentonite clay. One of the primary benefits of bentonite clay is that it helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It does so by rebuilding damaged skin cells and aiding collagen production. The body naturally produces less collagen as it ages, so encouraging more collagen helps improve skin elasticity and hydration.
Anti-Aging Energizing Mocha Mask
- 1 teaspoon finely ground coffee beans
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon bentonite clay
- In a non-metal bowl, combine the ingredients and stir together with a wooden spoon.
- Add enough purified water to form a smooth paste.
- Wash your hands before gently applying it to the face.
- Relax for 15 minutes with the mask on your face. If you notice that the clay dries before 15 minutes, you can rinse mask off with warm water.
- Pat face dry with a clean towel and then use a natural moisturizer of your choice.