Thursday, February 5, 2009

What do we like chocolate for?

What do we like chocolate for?Once briefing for reporters, Nicole Kidman has been asked what the secret of her beauty and youth was. She replied "Ten hours of sleep regularly and … chocolate!" Of course, she was talking through her hat. As it turned out, she doesn’t stint herself in chocolate and sleep only. Also there is a special eating pattern, jogging, contrast shower sprays, etc. Though, she placed chocolate at one of the first positions and this fact speaks for itself.

Have you ever known this? Black chocolate is the fabulous antioxidant. It prevents free radicals appearing and fights ageing. New useful chocolate properties are being dug out by scientists constantly. Chocolate is being made up of cocoa-beans, which appear to be richest source of biologically active substances: vitamins B1, B2, PP, provitamin A, theobromine, vegetable proteins and plenty of minor elements (magnesium, potassium, sodium, Fe).

And of course you are aware of THIS! Chocolate can easily make your mood better and treat your depression. It’s really useful to smell chocolate aroma. Chocolate flavor removes your tiredness and irritability, straightens up your soul balance, allows you to enjoy calmness, serenity and inner warmth.

It’s been known for ages that chocolate is good to eat, but not only. You can (and should) make chocolate masks and baths so that to clean and moisture your skin, let it be bronze tingled with no pigmental patches any more.

Look! This chocolate mask recipe is the one to rejuvenate your skin. Melt on steam 50gr of dark chocolate, add a teaspoon of oil olive, cool the mixture down to indoor temperature or a bit lower, then spread it on your face and leave the mask for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. The mask will moisture and tighten your skin, make it fresh and goldish. This mask makes any type of skin filling good, but is particularly recommended for the dry one.

Chocolate (cocoa) is also used for cellulite baths and wrappings. Cocoa used for cosmetic purposes shouldn’t contain any sugar or aroma additions. It would be the best to buy pure cocoa powder with no any additional ingredients.

One more recipe: 250gr of cocoa, a package of dry ginger, 2 tablespoons of pink clay, olive oil (add some, till you get the cream-density-mixture). Put this mixture on your body, carefully spread it on problem areas, leave it for 15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.

Chocolate bath. Pour 100-200gr of cocoa powder with 1 liter of hot (but not boiling) water and then place this mixture into your bath. Enjoy the bath for 15-20 minutes and you’ll feel your skin became more elastic. Chocolate bath will moisture and keep your skin fit.