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What Does Chocolate Really Mean For Your Skin?

by Darlene DeVries

What Does Chocolate Really Mean For Your Skin?

Now that Valentine's day is over, we are about to dive in and answer the question on everyone's mind – what does chocolate mean for your skin, and should you take the chance and spoil yourself this holiday?

I can’t be the only one whose mother regularly lectured that eating chocolate would lead to oily, greasy skin and painful pimples. However, working in the skincare profession, I can finally address this concern once and for all. So, is there any truth in my mother’s statement? The short answer is no.

Chocolate causing acne is an old wive’s tale passed down from generation to generation. It has led many people suffering from oily, acne-prone skin to attempt to cut chocolate entirely out of their diets (or blame their most recent breakout on too many sweets)! But there’s a problem with this; It simply isn’t true.

For decades, scientists and researchers alike have been desperately trying to find a correlation between breakouts and eating chocolate. To date, there is no evidence to support the claim. There are no specific foods that Were proven to cause acne.

If people consume chocolate in moderation, chocolate has several notable health benefits! Chocolate contains cacao, the dried and fully fermented fatty seed of Theobroma Cacao, which is naturally disease fighting. Some of the benefits of chocolate include the ability to lower cholesterol, increase cognitive thinking, and reduce cardiovascular problems. Of course, a healthy consumption rate is also super important to gain the most benefits. The average person should consume chocolate that is at least 70% bitter, dark chocolate, and not more than 7 oz per week.

Are you searching for a healthier option to give your sweetheart on a special day? Check out Eminence Organic’s Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque – available at emstore.com.

Eminence Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque 

Add the sweet-smelling Eminence Chocolate Mousse Hydration Masque to your skincare regimen to achieve the hydrated, soft, and supple look. This masque is formulated with skin-smoothing cocoa, softening macadamia nut oil and conditioning almond oil, this deeply hydrating masque will leave you with an exquisitely soft and supple complexion. 

Results: 

  • The visible signs of aging are reduced
  • Skin appears firmed and plumped 
  • The appearance of wrinkle depth and fine lines are reduced 

$52.00 — available on subscription

This masque is just too sweet to pass up!

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