Can Chocolate Make Your Skin Softer Than the Skin of a Baby?
All around the world, all sorts of amazing, edible things are used in body treatments.
Yoghurt is routinely applied to soothe sunburn. Honey is used to repair skin and restore a youthful suppleness. Coffee is used to stimulate. Avocados are used to nourish and moisturize. And chocolate — in the form of scrubs, masks and oils — is a very popular element on Mexican spa menus.
Two-hour Chocolate Synergy Treatment is very effective for the skin, it makes it softer than the skin of a baby : “Inspired by the ancient Mayans, a blend of various massage techniques using a Mexican herbal compress and chocolate oil to release muscle tension. This synergy starts with choosing your own aromatherapeutic oil while enjoying a foot bath. The compresses’ healing properties of dried herbs release muscular tension while the warm chocolate oil enhances positive mood, improves the skin blood flow and hydration. Optimum benefits are achieved through the colorful formation of Shiatsu, Quenviquido (slowly releasing adhesions of the connective tissues), lymphatic drainage and sports massage techniques.”
So what’s the point? In addition to the incredible aromatherapy component, chocolate offers many potential benefits to improve the appearance and health of skin. It’s considered detoxifying, softening, hydrating, exfoliating, nourishing and anti-oxifying.
It’s believed to help smooth out wrinkles, reduce skin redness and reduce sensitivity to the sun. Based on one experience, it’s tough to fairly gauge just how magical the body-related properties of chocolate might be. But I can tell you that my skin was softer and smoother — glowing, really — after the treatment.
I became a convert to applying weekly honey masks to my face on another trip to Mexico (Try it! Cover your face with a thin layer of honey and leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it off in the shower. Within 24 hours, I swear you’ll look a couple of years younger). After this experience, I’m certainly persuaded to make chocolate a more permanent part of my beauty routine.