Eat Well, Glow Well: Dark Chocolate

You are what you eat! While we all love a good dessert or a delicious treat (which we highly recommend!), it’s critical to your skin care that you get enough of the right things in your diet too. There’s a lot of different diets out there taking care of skin, but we’re going to try to keep it simple with one or two things per month that you can add to your diet because we want you to have the best skin possible! Today we’re bringing you a sweet treat and talking about the benefits of eating dark chocolate.

Good News - You Should Regularly Eat Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants and fatty acids - all of which contribute to the health of your skin. When you regularly eat flavonoids, they can help your skin reflect UV rays from the sun which reduces collagen breakdown and keeps your skin looking healthy. When eaten in moderation, the antioxidants and fatty acids also found in dark chocolate helps to reduce roughness in your skin and protect it against sun damage. Consuming controlled amounts of cocoa have been shown to relax arteries and increase blood circulation, supporting heart health which will lead to a healthy glow. Make sure to use EXTEND simultaneously to develop a natural bronze look.

Not All Chocolate Is Created Equal

Sorry milk chocolate lovers, you won’t see these benefits from just any type of chocolate (though we do suggest you sample every kind of chocolate every now and then). For the skin benefits listed above, make sure you are choosing a dark chocolate with at least 80% cacao content. This will help you avoid the added sugars and other undesirable ingredients found in most chocolate. While our organic products are excellent for giving you buildable color, a DIY sunless tan and glowing skin that keeps you from showing signs of age, it is critical that you pair them with foods that give your  body the nutrients needed to protect and restore your skin.