Me-Time Luxuries: Chocolate is Not Just for Eating!


I tried making another facial mask today.  Chocolate lovers would be happy to read that I used chocolate this time.  Yep.  The dark kind.  Supposedly dark chocolate contains a whole lot more antioxidants than does regular milk chocolate.  As a side note, this dark chocolate facial mask is suitable on DRY SKIN.

Referring to this homemade chocolate face mask recipe and video, I made the mask, applied it and surfed the net for about 15 minutes while I let the mask do its job.



Good thing no one rang the doorbell while the mask was on my face.  Hehe.

Well, although this mask smelled great, it didn’t taste as good as the yogurt oatmeal mask I made before.  Oh yeah, I just HAD to taste it… and let’s face it, salty chocolate DOES NOT taste good at all!

The mask left a slight stinging feeling on my face when it was on, and I assume it could be from the salt.  It caused the top part of my nose bridge to get slightly reddish (see picture above), but it has since subsided.  I halfed the recipe I referred to, and still I was left with some mask mixture, so I decided to save it in the fridge for a day or two.


I washed the mask off with some tepid water and my usual facial cleanser, then applied some toner and moisturizer after.  The result: an incredibly SMOOTH face that felt more moisturized than ever before!  Smelled a little hint of chocolate too!

Dark Chocolate Face Mask


  • 50g bar of dark chocolate
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1½ tbsp fine salt


  1. Pour milk and salt in a bowl and stir to dissolve.
  2. Heat up a pot of water and put a suitable bowl over the pot, making sure the base does not touch the hot water (double boiler).
  3. Break up chocolate into pieces and place in the bowl over the pot.
  4. Over a medium heat, whisk the chocolate pieces until completely melted.chocmask4
  5. Remove from heat and pour in the milk and salt mixture.
  6. Continue whisking until combined.
  7. Let mixture cool down to room temperature.
  8. IMPORTANT TIP: Wrap a small towel around your neck and torso area to prevent staining your clothes.
  9. Apply chocolate face mask and leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Wash off with water and cleanser, and pat dry.

Me-Time Luxuries features special things I pamper myself with once in a while.  Being a SAHM does not allow me a lot of me-time, but I make do with what I have and try to have those few minutes to myself as a form of *reward*.  I try to keep it simple, no-fuss and as best as I can, frugal.  After all, if I look and feel good about myself, I’d make others feel good too, yes?:)

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