Chocolate lovers, keep calm and hog on chocolates as we list out its beauty benefits! Yes chocolate is yummy and has mood-lifting abilities but most of all, it has skincare benefits. Surprised? There’s more. Turns out chocolate can do more than just make you forget all your life problems; it can make your skin woes disappear too! All the more reasons to stock up your fridge with chocolaty goodness!
Read on to know five ways chocolate makes your skin healthy and flawless...
- Keeps ageing signs away
- Protects from radical damage
- Gives you nourished skin
- Skin detoxifying agent
- Secret to glowing skin
Keeps ageing signs away
Dark chocolate helps you kiss those wrinkles and fine lines goodbye. It boosts collagen and makes skin firm and plump. Eating dark chocolate can actually give you younger looking skin. Isn’t it just the best news you’ve heard ever?
Protects from radical damage
Thanks to the antioxidants such as flavonoids, chocolate does the duty of an SPF by protecting skin against UV damage. Consuming dark chocolate can shield you from sunburn, skin cancer and sun damage caused by harmful UV rays.
Gives you nourished skin
Cocoa is rich in manganese, iron and calcium which is extremely good for skin to absorb nutrients and be nourished from within. Thus, having cocoa in any form can helps keep skin moisturised and healthy.
Skin detoxifying agent
Chocolate when used with coffee can buff away dead skin cells, dirt and grime off of skin. Yes, the two ingredients you love can team up to give you smooth, spotless skin. Prepare a homemade scrub whisking some dark chocolate and ground coffee and rub onto skin. Rinse with water and follow up with a moisturiser.
Secret to glowing skin
It is no secret that chocolate relieves stress (we can vouch for that) and increases the levels of endorphins (happy hormones). That makes the skin healthy and happy. Plus, cocoa extracts are rich in Vitamins which have skin brightening properties. Applying chocolate mask on face on getting chocolate facials thus help you get radiant skin.