Choco­lates are good for your skin

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - With in­puts from Aakriti Kochar

Choco­late lovers, we have some good news for you. Not only is eat­ing choco­lates good for your body, ap­ply­ing it to your skin, face or body can pro­vide a lot of ben­e­fits as well for bet­ter and smoother skin tone, sug­gest ex­perts. So start adding this del­i­cacy in your diet re­li­giously. Choco­lates are rich in anti-ox­i­dants which help in re­vers­ing the signs of age­ing. They have an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties which makes it ex­tremely suit­able for very sen­si­tive and dry skin. Dark choco­late helps in im­prov­ing skin tex­ture, giv­ing you a more smooth and mois­turised skin. Choco­lates con­tain fla­vanols, an­tiox­i­dants that pro­tect your skin from UV dam­age, free rad­i­cals and im­prove skin hy­dra­tion. Fla­vanols are phy­tonu­tri­ents that help in re­duc­ing blood pres­sure, choles­terol level, re­duc­ing the risk of heart dis­eases, con­trol­ling blood sugar level and mois­tur­is­ing & soft­en­ing of the skin. Choco­late when com­bined with caf­feine, which is an ex­cel­lent anti- in­flam­ma­tory prod­uct, is ideal for treat­ing wa­ter re­ten­tion. Choco­late fa­cial is a new fad in­tro­duced in the beauty and per­sonal care in­dus­try. It not only can im­prove the skin tone, but is also great in re­duc­ing wrin­kles and fine lines. Mix 1/3rd cup of co­coa pow­der with 2-3 ta­ble­spoon of honey and add a few lemon drops to it. Ap­ply this choco­late face mask on your face evenly and leave it for about 15-20 min­utes be­fore wash­ing. This will give your skin a smoother and clearer tone along with a radiant glow. It can slow down the process of age­ing by stop­ping or slow­ing down the ac­tion of free rad­i­cals. So, don’t worry, and don’t hes­i­tate be­fore eat­ing choco­late now!

CHOCO­LATE FA­CIAL IS A NEW FAD IN­TRO­DUCED IN THE BEAUTY IN­DUS­TRY. IT NOT ONLY CAN IM­PROVE THE SKIN TONE, BUT IS ALSO GREAT IN RE­DUC­ING WRIN­KLES

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