Recent trends in skin care have resulted in the use of various organic skin products as a safer alternative to using chemically-based substances. Many people now use skin care products that contain herbs, plants, and many other things that can be found in nature. Another item though is proving to be a very delicious way for people to take care of their skin: chocolate.
A trend among health and beauty buffs nowadays is using organic products in their purest form. This means no chemicals, preservatives, and additives. The product is made up of the organic ingredient. Among these organic skin products, chocolate is gaining a silent but steady following, and many enthusiasts swear by the benefits of using it for their skin care.
Chocolate is a type of sweet that is made from the theobroma cacao tree. It has been cultivated for thousands of years, first by the early Latin American people (like the ancient Aztec and Maya people) and used as a beverage. Chocolate is made from the seeds of the cacao tree. These seeds are initially very bitter, but are then fermented, dried, roasted, then ground into chocolate in its purest and rough form. Other ingredients like, milk and sugar, are added to produce the different types of chocolate we see in markets and stores.
There are many scientifically proven health benefits in eating chocolate. Dark chocolate is known to be a good source of antioxidants. It is also known to lower blood pressure and is good for the circulatory system. Other potential benefits of chocolate are that it may help to prevent certain types of cancer and can be used to prevent cough.
Chocolate as an organic skin product comes in many forms. Face creams, face masks, moisturizers, and lip balm are only some of the products out there today that have chocolate as their main ingredient. Advocates of chocolate for skin care believe that antioxidants and other compounds found in chocolate-based products will help keep the skin look and feel fresh. There are even chocolate spas that offer chocolate based therapies and skin treatments like chocolate exfoliating scrubs and chocolate body wraps.
Chocolate used as an organic skin product is gaining quite a following among health and beauty enthusiasts around the world. You can try using the different products too, as they are now commercially available in a number of stores. And if it doesn’t work, you can just eat it.