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Beauty Benefits Of Chocolates

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Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8:27 [IST]

We all love to eat chocolates and seldom spare a few bites for others. It is delicious and tempting! Dark chocolate is known for its health and beauty benefits. Yes, you read it right. Dark chocolate which was considered fattening earlier has become famous for beauty treatment these days. It is applied on the skin to get rid of acne, protects the skin from sun damage and moisturises it. Chocolate is rich in Vitamins A and E which repairs the skin cells and rejuvenates it. Delicious chocolates also have antioxidant that prevents skin damage due to free radicals.

You might have read chocolate waxing and chocolate facial in parlours or salons. Chocolate is widely used by celebrities too! Chocolate waxing is safe and a skin-friendly method of hair removal. Even chocolate facial is quite popular for its anti-ageing properties. This yummy facial fights ageing and tightens the skin too. Check out some beauty benefits of chocolate.

Beauty benefits of chocolate:

Beauty Benefits Of Chocolates

Scrub: You can use chocolate powder with milk and yogurt to make a homemade scrub. It cleanses the skin, exfoliates and brightens it. Chocolate powder can either be melted before or while mixing with milk. Apply it on the wet face and neck. Scrub for 10 minutes in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions and then leave for 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

Anti-ageing: We all do not wish to see the fine lines forming on the face. Chocolate benefits the skin as the beauty product fights ageing. Dark chocolates have flavonoid which increases skin elasticity and fights ageing. Melt chocolate in milk and then massage on the face twice or thrice a week to prevent the formation of fine lines.

Glowing skin: Chocolate facial is very popular for this beauty benefit. The yummy chocolate helps bring fairness and improve skin complexion. You can mix cocoa powder with milk, honey and oatmeal. Apply it on the face and neck and leave for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with cold water to get fresh, clean and glowing skin in a few weeks.

Detox skin: Cocoa powder when mixed with caffeine becomes the best beauty product to detox the skin. Massage the skin with this mix to get rid of oily and dull skin. Chocolate face packs like these opens the skin pores and removes dead skin cells.

Sun tan: Sun damage is very common especially in this hot season. Protect the skin from harmful UV rays by applying chocolate. This beauty ingredient has flavonoids and antioxidants that softens the skin, prevents premature skin discolouration and sun tan.

These are few beauty benefits of chocolate. Would you try this yummy beauty ingredient for skin care?

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