You’ve probably heard or been told that chocolate is bad for your skin. We’ve got great news, chocolate is great for your skin! What is bad for you is actually the sugar in our favorite bars, which means chocolate’s getting a bad rep because of it,then here’re five ways you can include this major beauty booster into your beauty regime.

Chocolate Body Mask

Full homemade chocolate body mask is the ultimate way to give yourself that at-home spa feeling, leaving you looking (and smelling) like a total snack.

DIY Body Mask: To make your own, combine 12 tablespoons of cocoa powder with 4 tablespoons of raw honey and mix it all up to form a thick consistency. Lather your body in the mask, let it sit for 20 minutes until it hardens, light some candles, stick on some rain forest sounds, run a warm bath and soak. 

Mint-Chocolate Scrub

Exfoliating is a must for glowing skin. Using scrubs sloughs off dead skin cells and helps stimulate blood flow, which is crucial for dry, tired skin. This mint chocolate sugar scrub smells absolutely divine, and your skin will think so too.

DIY Body Scrub: To make your scrub, add half a cup of brown sugar, half a cup of white sugar, a third of a cup of almond oil, two tablespoons of cocoa powder, and five drops of peppermint essential oil. 

Chocolate Foot Soak

Make your feet look gorgeous, honey. Our feet are really important and we just don’t show them enough love. Take care of tired feet with an at-home chocolate pedicure full of hydrating, soothing and replenishing properties.

DIY Foot Soak: Start by filling a bowl with warm water and placing it on top of a towel. Add two cups of cocoa powder and one cup of coconut oil to the water and give it a stir. Sit back, relax.

Hair Color-Booster

A DIY chocolate hair mask is perfect for rebooting brown hair, giving it vibrancy, restoring color and shine. Cocoa powder works amazingly on your hair because it contains magnesium which prevents hair loss, strengthens, nourishes and adds serious va-va-volume. Including honey add moisture as it’s a humectant.

DIY Hair Color-Booster: Use half a cup of cocoa powder, half a cup of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply the mask from the roots to the ends of your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes – use a shower cap or cellophane wrap to lock in the heat and avoid any drips, then rinse! Follow with shampoo and conditioner.

We hope you enjoyed reading and will try these yummy DIYs to pamper yourself.