It’s a pretty common belief that chocolate makes you breakout – but it’s not actually true. The sugar in milk chocolate is what causes all those pesky little pimples to pop up, but cacao itself is actually INCREDIBLE for your skin, here’s why…
It's FULL of Antioxidants!
Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is the measurement of antioxidant activity in food & their effect on the body & raw cacao is one of the highest scoring foods of antioxidant activity that have been tested (higher than acai or blueberries).
Dark chocolate is absolutely loaded with biologically active organic compounds that work as antioxidants – think: flavanols, polyphenols & essential fatty acids like Oleic, Palmitic & Linoleic acid which are essential for healthy skin function.
It’s a Vitality Boost!
Cacao also contains caffeine which we know can give an instant vitality & brightness boost to tired looking skin. It also contains high percentages of the base vitamins / minerals Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Zinc & Selenium, all of which give protect & nourish skin, leaving it feeling supple & hydrated.
How to make it?
If you're someone that wakes up to puffy eyes sometimes (or all the time), it can be the most irritating thing. Not only do you have to spend the first hour of your day trying to reduce the puffiness, but it doesn’t always go away.
Since it’s easier to prevent puffiness than it is to remediate it, here’s our top7 tips to avoid waking up with puffy eyes.