We all know exfoliation is one of the keys to a youthful appearance – without it, our skin gets dull and lifeless. We also know antioxidants are important for skin health. I thought it would be a lot of fun to put the two together AND have a little fun while we are at it! This isn’t something you would want to do ALL the time – but it definitely breaks up the monotony and would be super fun for a girls night in or spa night. Below is a recipe for Cocoa/Brown Sugar Exfoliation Mask. The brown sugar is providing the gentle exfoliation and the cocoa is rich in antioxidants. You cannot go wrong with this combination!
Combine 2 cups of cocoa with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl
Add a drop or 2 of REAL vanilla extract (if you do not have REAL – skip this step – you could have an allergic reaction to the a synthetic extract)
Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, while mixing, until the mixture is the consistency you want. I would add less olive oil if you plan to use this on your face – more if you are using on hands, feet or legs. It’s THAT easy!
Apply the paste, let sit for a few minutes, then gently rub in a circular motion for a little more exfoliation action, and rinse clean! It’s very easy AND the mixture will last up to one week in a sealed jar in your fridge! Don’t forget the little girls in the family – they think this is especially fun AND yummy!