Here's a quick tip for expecting moms from our friends at Barefoot & Pregnant spa in Sausalito:
Congratulations! You are pregnant! While you may have sworn off the cocktails, and (I trust) given cigarettes and second-hand smoke an extremely wide berth, chocolate in all its forms and flavors is a minor vice that’s very much tolerated by the pregnancy police. You can now give your addiction free rein with this wonderfully indulgent, deliciously aromatic chocolate facial mask. The combination of cocoa powder and cream really can refresh a tired complexion.
Oh The Decadence!
Yummy chocolate mask for normal skin
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons cottage cheese
3 teaspoons avocado
1/2 cup honey
3 teaspoons oatmeal powder
Mix all ingredients together and smooth onto face. Relax for ten minutes, then wash the mask off with warm water (or if pregnancy has given you a taste for obscure food combinations, simply lick it off).
Stacy is the author of “Spa Mama” and “Fit Mama” (Chronicle Books) and the owner of Barefoot & Pregnant® at Casa Madrona in Sausalito, the first spa nationwide to focus on pre and postnatal women. Barefoot & Pregnant provides a place of community where women can come to connect, relax and rejuvenate. Through its spas and expanding Web presence, Barefoot & Pregnant meets the unique needs of mothers and mothers-to-be with spa services, education and support, rapidly growing online resources and retail therapy.