It is very cold and snowy and I love the snow, except when I have to drive in it. Currently the temperature outside reads 15 degrees Fahrenheit. The only thing I want when it is this snowy and cold is a hot chocolate. This Facial Friday is simply a chocolate mask I made while making myself some hot chocolate. There are some things I added that I would leave out so I will list those as optional. I went a little overboard taking a photo of the finished product. Yes, that is a cookie shoved into this skincare product.
The ingredients used will be described in my short memory notes and what benefits they have on the skin.
Organic cocoa powder – antioxidants
raw can sugar – exfoliation
redmond clay – absorb oil and toxins
greek yogurt – moisture
cinnamon – circulation
Hot Cocoa Mask
2 Tablespoons Organic Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon raw can sugar (Optional)
1 Tablespoon redmond clay (Optional)
1 single serve container greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (Optional)
Mix all of the ingredients in a larger bowl. It will take some time to work in the powders. You can almost just mix all of the dry ingredients to store them and then mix a 1 teaspoon of the powder to whatever liquid you want to use. I did not do that and started with what is pictured and quickly realized how thick the mask would turn out to be. I had to use my hands to apply this mask to my face and I wore it for less than 10 minutes. If parts of the mask dry down, similar to what my mask did, I would use a warm wash cloth to rub the mask off or away from the skin.
Frankly this has not been my favorite mask and I will be revisiting it in the future to tweak and make it lovable to my standards. Although this one was fun and festive I will not recreate it in this style. Don’t get me wrong, because if you like tightening clay mask then this one is a good choice to make for yourself. Personally, due to the weather and extreme cold temperatures this was very drying on my skin. My face feels soft and after a good moisturizer slather I am not feeling the symptoms of over drying my face.
This weather also makes me super sleepy! Exactly how I am in this picture, falling asleep while trying to sip on this hot chocolate. Overall this was a quick experimental mask/post. My skin feels soft and I am to tired to notice any other changes I benefitted from using the mask. I am ready to tuck in for the night and sleep in because it is the weekend!