Your Chocolate Easter Bunny Could Give You a Beauty Boost

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If you're unsure of what to do with all of the left over chocolate you or your kids have acquired over Easter, here's a relaxing—and delicious—way to make the most of your sweet tooth without the calories.

If the idea of bathing in chocolate isn't appealing to you (minus the sticky factor), then perhaps you aren't as much of a chocolate buff as you'd like to imagine. It's no secret that dark chocolate is good for you, but did you know that it's also good for your skin?

This fun fact definitely comes in handy as all of those chocolate bunnies pile up in your kitchen. If you're trying to cut down on calories, then turn your bathroom into a chocolate spa for the day -- it's the next best thing to satisfying your sweet tooth. After all, a taste here and there can't hurt, right?

Aside from being intoxicatingly delicious, chocolate has anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidants and anti-aging benefits that promote cell repair, increase the defense of UV damage and help firm and prevent wrinkles. Ground cocoa beans are also great for exfoliating and sloughing off dead skin. To make the most of all of that chocolate, try this recipe for a DIY Chocolate mask that's perfect for hands and body.

DIY Chocolate Mask

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons Dark Chocolate or Dark Cocoa Powder 


Place the ingredients in a bowl and warm in the microwave for six seconds and then stir. Once the mixture has cooled down a bit (but not long enough for it to harden). Apply to face using a facial brush or fingers. Let the mask set for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water. Follow with a moisturizer and treat yourself to a bite (or two) of the left over chocolate. 

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