Moderate consumption of dark chocolate is an ingredient for ageless beauty. It is less in calories and high in antioxidants that can zap cell-damaging free radicals. Scroll below to find out, how you can use dark chocolate to enhance skin and give you healthy hair.
Monkeys were the first to discover chocolate by eating the pulp and spitting out the beans. And apparently the facts get weirder; it is believed that chocolates were the reason that microwaves were invented. But do not overdo it with the consumption of dark chocolate as it can be lethal if you consume up to 9.9kg chocolate. If you can stay within this lethal range, here’s what you can expect:
1) Cocoa reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
2) Cocoa fights depression and improves your mood.
3) Cocoa has antioxidant benefits and has anti-ageing effects.
4) Dark chocolate is effective for losing weight.
Dark chocolate and hair care: Make a hair mask for healthy hair.
3 squares of a dark chocolate bar
1/2 cup yogurt
1.5 tablespoon honey
In a double boiler or microwave, melt the chocolate, add the yogurt and honey and stir. When it is warm apply the hair mask to your hair and not the scalp. Wrap it up and leave it on for one hour. Remove the mask with your fingers into a bin, to avoid clogging the drain. Then wash your hair with your shampoo and you can also use a conditioner.
Dark chocolate and skincare: Make a face mask for ageless skin.
Dark chocolate bars
1 cup of milk
1 tbsp of salt
Dissolve salt in milk in a bowl. In another vessel, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Now apply salt and milk to the chocolate. Let it cool and then apply it to your face and relax for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with a toner and then rinse it off properly to avoid the chocolate aroma.