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If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, cocoa is a pretty sweet treat. But did you know that you could add it to your skin care routine? Now, we aren’t suggesting you start melting down chocolate chips and slathering your skin with the concoction. Instead, you can find skin care products, such as face scrubs, formulated with cocoa that are specifically designed to be used on your skin (not to eat). Keep reading to learn about our best face scrub formulated with cocoa and how to use it. Why not break it open during a Valentine’s night in?
Ready to add a face scrub formulated with cocoa to your skin care routine? The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Face Scrub is formulated with a naturally derived blend of three pure sugars as well as finely crushed cocoa, luxurious coconut oil, and cocoa butter. L’Oréal Paris considers an ingredient to be naturally-derived if it is unchanged from its natural state or has undergone processing yet still retains greater than 50% of its molecular structure from its original natural source. This buttery-soft sugar scrub is truly kind to your skin. This face scrub formulated with brown, blonde, and white sugars and rich in minerals melt into skin for gentle yet effective exfoliation. Immediately after use, skin looks more refined, feels softer, and smoother, while dirt, oil, and impurities are effectively removed. Additionally, dull skin is gently polished away and skin feels comforted immediately. With continued use over time, skin feels nourished, dry skin is smoothed, and skin looks glowing.
Think you already know how to use our face scrub? Just in case your scrubbing skills could use a refresh, we’re sharing six fool-proof steps for using our favorite face scrub formulated with cocoa.
Step 1: Cleanse. It’s all too commonly believed that a face scrub should be used as the first step in your skin care routine. When you want to use our face scrub, your skin should already be clean. That’s why your first step should always be to use a facial cleanser—even on the days when you’re using a face scrub. To speed up this step, use micellar water to get skin clean. Choose a micellar water that suits your skin type, whether that’s the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser – Normal to Dry Skin, L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser – Normal to Oily Skin, or the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types. Once you have made your pick, saturate a cotton pad with the liquid and sweep it over your skin to cleanse, then pat dry.
Step 2: Apply. Now you’re ready to exfoliate! Smooth a small amount of the face scrub onto dry skin, being sure to use dry fingers and avoid the eye area.
Step 3: Massage. Wet your fingers, then massage the face scrub over your face using small circular motions. Remember, you don’t have to be rough with your skin to exfoliate. A gentle scrub session is enough.
Step 4: Rinse. You can’t leave the face scrub on forever—no matter how tempting the scent may be. Rinse off using warm (not hot!) water.
Step 5: Moisturize. Once you’ve finished exfoliating your skin, you aren’t quite finished yet. Just as you should apply a moisturizer after cleansing, the same goes for exfoliating. Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Oily Skin to help reduce the appearance of excess shine, the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Normal/Dry Skin to help envelop skin with moisture and improve the look of radiance, or the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Extra Dry Skin to help envelop skin with moisture and provide comfort.
Editor’s tip: Our face scrub can also be used to exfoliate your lips! To smooth and refine your lips, follow the same steps—just on your lips. After rinsing off, apply a hydrating lip balm.
Think another face scrub might suit your fancy? Head on over to our article, Our Best Face Masks for Glowing Skin.