Chocolate facials are a great way to indulge your body on the outside similar to the way eating it indulges the inner you. Scientists for years have touted the health benefits of dark chocolate to the body. Now, as one of the newest trends, chocolate can provide great benefits as part of your beauty regimen as well.
Chocolate facials do a great job of hydrating, rejuvenating, lifting, and toning your face. Rich in antioxidants, chocolate can help reverse the signs of aging. The level of antioxidant compounds in cocoa is higher than in green tea, black tea or red wine.
Those antioxidants assist in cell repair and prevent cell damage. The antioxidants in chocolate aid in neutralizing free radicals and preventing them from damaging cells.
Chocolate is rich in vitamins A, B12, B-complex, D and E, which help the body absorb calcium, improve tissue growth and increase energy. The minerals found in chocolate, such as copper, iron, magnesium and zinc, promote cell growth, tissue repair, and absorption of nutrients.
Cocoa has been shown to increase blood circulation to the fine skin capillaries in the top layer of your skin, helping draw more oxygen and nutrients to protect against dehydration and burns.
A chocolate facial can moisturize the skin, leaving you with a healthy glow. The added hydration will also soften the skin, making wrinkles and fine lines less visible. It also can increase collagen production and lighten blemish and acne marks.
Every skin type can benefit from the healing attributes of a chocolate facial, making it a great way to relax and rejuvenate yourself.