Cocoa as a natural anti-aging agent due to antioxidants
For this natural anti-aging mask, raw cocoa plays a very important role. Cocoa contains more than 320 different antioxidants (no other natural product contains that many). Antioxidants successfully fight free radicals in the body and protect against viral and bacterial infections.
The antioxidants are nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and enzymes (proteins in your body) that can help prevent and repair damage to the tissues of your body.
Antioxidants slow or prevent the effects of free radicals, which initiate oxidation – a process that causes oxygen damage that can lead to cell dysfunction.
If you have seen that once peeled the apple turns brown, you have seen oxidation in action. Antioxidants block the effects of free radicals, which end up being oxidized.
This is why it is important to constantly replenish your supply of antioxidants.
A study showed that cocoa and dark chocolate contain higher antioxidant activity, polyphenols and flavonoids than other fruits that were tested, which included blueberries and Acai berries, that is why this natural anti-aging mask is very effective with the integration of this ingredient.
Due to the high number of antioxidants in cocoa, this natural anti-aging mask can help prevent premature skin aging and can give your skin a beautiful glow. A natural option for your face that wants to look younger and without the need for Botox.
Honey of bees acts as a protector of the natural oils of the skin
The honey of bees acts in the natural anti-aging mask, as a protector and helps to preserve the natural oils of the skin because it becomes elastic and soft.
Raw honey is amazing for the skin thanks to its antibacterial properties and considerable number of antioxidants. Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive DIY solution or a powerful skin treatment, raw honey can help you regain your glow.
What benefits can honey have on the skin?
- Acne: Honey is naturally antibacterial, making it ideal for treating and preventing acne.
- Aging: Packed with antioxidants, it’s great for slowing down aging.
- It is a boost to the complexion: It is very hydrating and soothing, so it helps to create shine.
- Pores: opens pores making them easy to unclog.
Avocado as a natural anti-aging mask
Avocado is one of the best anti-aging foods. Prevents wrinkles and removes wrinkles that have already appeared. D-mannoheptulose, which is contained in avocado, stimulates collagen production.
Cinnamon as a natural mask
Cinnamon is an excellent food, as it contains many useful substances and unique essential oil that is efficient as a natural tonic. The cinnamon grows abundantly in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India and other Asian countries and their people use cinnamon for various medicinal purposes, including skin disorders.
One great thing about cinnamon is that there are many ways to use it – cinnamon oil, powder, mask, etc.
Cinnamon benefits for skin include plumping the skin, cleansing the scalp, treating eczema, treating acne, antiseptic, reducing signs of aging, and great in massage oil.
Cocoa is, of all the aforementioned ingredients, the best because the antioxidants it contains (among other things) can improve the protection of collagen. It is high in fatty acids and deeply hydrates the skin.
How to prepare a natural anti-aging mask
To prepare this natural anti-aging mask that is better than Botox, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 avocado, pureed
- 3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Mix the aforementioned ingredients. Apply the resulting mixture on your face.
- Leave the mask on for 25 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. For the mask to be effective, it is necessary to apply it no more than twice a week.