When it comes to yummy foods that you can munch on for better-looking skin, dark chocolate takes the topmost spot!
Apart from being a good alternative to curb your chocolate cravings, dark chocolate is a superfood loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that can benefit your skin and overall health too. So, on account of World Chocolate Day today, we’re taking you through five beauty benefits of consuming this bittersweet treat. Read on…
- 01. Rich in antioxidants
- 02. Protects the skin from free radical damage
- 03. Reduces stress levels
- 04. Possesses age-defying benefits
- 05. Gives you a glowing complexion
01. Rich in antioxidants
Ever wondered why wine and chocolates are considered the perfect celebratory presents? They are both rich in antioxidants and are known for their vitality-boosting properties. A single bar of dark chocolate can deliver a potent batch of antioxidants to your body. These antioxidants help fight free radical damage and make your skin smooth and supple.
02. Protects the skin from free radical damage
Antioxidant flavonoids are also responsible to strengthen your skin’s barrier and protect it against sun damage. That is why adding dark chocolate to your regular diet can help fight issues like sunburn and age spots. To be precise, research has shown that there is a 25% lesser chance of skin discolouration and redness in people who consume dark chocolate on the daily. How cool!
03. Reduces stress levels
Did you know that dark chocolate can help you de-stress? Yes, the compounds present in dark chocolate help reduce stress hormones levels in the body. And we know, stress is one of the biggest contributors to premature ageing. Hence, if you want to keep your stress levels in check and keep early signs of ageing at bay, you know what to reach out for.
04. Possesses age-defying benefits
A rich source of manganese, cocoa increases your skin’s capacity to absorb nutrients from food better. This keeps your skin well fed and nourished and thus, helps in keeping premature signs of ageing like wrinkles and age spots at bay. It helps in cell regeneration and improves skin elasticity to keep your skin looking and feeling younger.
05. Gives you a glowing complexion
Rich in vitamins A, B1, C, D and E, iron and calcium, dark chocolate can help regain lost moisture into your skin. This keeps the skin hydrated from the inside and adds a lovely glow to your complexion!
Written by Sumona Bose on Jul 07, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!