If there's one thing I'm thankful for in this world, it's chocolate. No, I'm not kidding. I love chocolate, love its creamy texture, love its delicious taste and just how it makes everything seem better. Today, (like every other day) we celebrate God's mana dew: chocolate.
Apart from being yummy and a quarantine blues saviour, dark chocolate is a superfood loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that can be great for your skin. So, here are some of the most prominent beauty benefits of chocolate.
It contains calcium, iron, and vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E. Just a single cocoa bean is packed with polyphenols, tannins, and flavonoids all of which boast of antioxidant properties. Minerals like copper, zinc, and iron are great for hair and chocolate has all of them!
Chocolate is a natural mood uplifter and puts you in a positive mood. Believe it or not, this, in turn, brings balance to your hormones. It boosts the hormone called dopamine which gives you a stunning glow. So highlighters can take a backseat cause glowy skin is the way to go!
Did you know this fact about chocolate? It's a natural sunscreen and protects your skin from skin damage by the sun. You should eat a small piece of dark chocolate every day for your skin to be naturally protected by the sun. But yeah, use actual sunscreen too, okay!?
Chocolate is super rich in antioxidants so it not only improves the quality of your skin but also helps in detoxing your body and protects it from damage caused by free radicals. It's also full of Vitamins and nutrients so it's a great source for Vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E. Yeah, okay switching from greens to chocolate right about now!
Chocolate boasts of anti-inflammatory properties that can boost your skin’s natural hydration. So while you binge on chocolates and feel happy, you can apply it all over your skin and reap beauty benefits as well.
Like we told you earlier, chocolate is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, both of which are miraculous when we talk about skincare. They give your skin a glow from within and even reverse the signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines.
Dark chocolate also helps you to de-stress. That's because it reduces the stress hormone called cortisol as well as the 'fight-or-flight' hormones known as catecholamines. This, in turn, helps you stay somewhat calmer and also keeps premature ageing at bay because stress is one of the leading causes.
Do you know what people are going to call you after you use this magical ingredient? Hot chocolate! (Okay, I'm gonna just go now...) 😂