February is the month of love and that of course can be shown in many ways and forms. One way is to show our skin a bit of love. If you are like me then you have busy lives full of errands, chores, and kids. Even if you aren’t like me, you probably are busy and your skin likely does not get as much pampering as you’d prefer.

This month, take a moment to relax and give your skin a nice pick-me-up. Everyone needs a little love and your skin is no different! Since it’s February, I’ve come up with the ultimate month  of love face mask; a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Face Mask! That’s right! Not only is this face mask wonderful for your skin, it’s also pretty tasty if some of it happens to make it’s way into your mouth.

What’s so amazing about this mask?

Strawberries – Are full of alpha hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid which is a favorite ingredient in acne treatments. Strawberries are also great at gentle scrubbing away dead skin which also helps encourage cell regeneration.

Honey – A favorite in homemade masks, honey is a skin brightener which is great for lightening acne scars or blemishes. Honey is also a wonderful moisturizer and yet it’s also a gentle exfoliator. It’s also antibacterial so you can say goodbye to any germs that are on your skin.

Yogurt – This lactic acid rich ingredient is a natural exfoliant and help reduce blemishes. It’s also great for firming up your skin.

Cocoa – Is great for keeping your skin youthful and healthy because it’s full of antioxidants which help protect against free radicals. It’s also a wonderful skin softener.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Face Mask

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Face Mask

4 strawberries
1/2 tbs honey
1 tbs yogurt
2 tbs cocoa powder

Directions:
Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend away till smooth. Alternatively you can mask the strawberries with a fork and mix in the remaining ingredients.

Apply to a clean face and allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.

Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

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