The stimulating, circulatory-boosting properties of chocolate
Particular to the Americas, the consumption of the "morning chocolate" became fashionable circa 1700.
However, fashion aside, facial masks containing chocolate increase vascular circulation and jump start the cells into action.
The caffeine in chocolate simulates the nervous system, while a deep dark chocolate provides free radical-fighting antioxidants that help slow down the hyper-oxidation of the skin that causes aging.
Chocolate For Face Care?
Later studies also indicate that the gloriously wonderful product we call chocolate contains anti-carcinogens - a substance that inhibits the development of cancer.
Add to that organic sweet almond oil - hydrating, moisturizing, It gently cleans and hydrates the skin taking with it bacteria, dirt and oil that can clog pores and cause those unromantic break outs. One of my clients swears that taking it internally solved her cystic acne!
One last secret...yogurt. Particularly the organic whole milk kind that encourages growth of good bacteria on the skin's surface.
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Valentine's Day Chocolate Gifts lend themselves to the wonderful wafting smells of chocolate breads, cookies and candy. Try a different treat this year. Treat your dry, weather-beaten skin to a sumptuous, oozing, indulgent...oh yes, and beneficial...hot chocolate facial!
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