This recipe contains cocoa powder, a powerful antioxidant and great skincare ingredient. Cocoa powder contains lots of minerals including calcium, potassium and zinc. It also contains high levels of caffeine and theobromine which are only present in trace amounts in cocoa butter.
As we saw in the DIY Coffee Body Scrub, caffeine easily penetrates the skin barrier and prevents excessive accumulation of fat in cells, making it a good ingredient for any DIY anti-cellulite treatments. Theobromine functions in a similar way, although it is not as potent as caffeine as a stimulant.
So grab that cocoa powder from your kitchen and make yourself a fabulous DIY Chocolate Body Mask with these simple ingredients. Not only will it smell divine but it may also help firm up your skin and make your cellulite temporarily less visible.