The controversial connection between eating chocolate and acne breakouts has been debunked and “proven” again and again. But in reality, eating chocolate does not cause breakouts at all. In fact, chocolate is full of antioxidants that are great for your skin. That’s why so many skin care treatment centers offer chocolate face masks that can actually help with acne. Let’s take a look at some of the ways chocolate can help your face now.
ANTIOXIDANTS SPEED UP ACNE HEALING AND AGING
Cocoa is packed-full of antioxidants. The Department of Food Science and Technology, Seoul National University found that cocoa has a higher antioxidant capacity than green tea, black tea and red wine. Pretty amazing, right? Anyone who cares about having healthy skin should care about antioxidants. Antioxidants repair cells and help to prevent cell damage.
This means antioxidants help slow down the aging process, can prevent acne scarring, speed up acne healing time and lower inflammation caused by breakouts. Whitney Bowe, MD, a dermatologist at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, also found that oxidative stress might cause acne, which could mean that antioxidants would directly help to fight off acne.
VITAMINS TO DRIVE ACNE AWAY
When you think of healthy, nutritional food, chocolate probably isn’t the fist thing that comes to mind. But chocolate has a bunch of important vitamins in it, including Vitamin A, B-Complex and Vitamins D and E. Each of these vitamins has been found to help with acne in some way or another for patients with various skin types.
Vitamin A is an especially famous vitamin when it comes to battling acne thanks to retinoid and other acne treatments. Just like antioxidants, Vitamin A can fight off free radicals. It can also help to reduce the production of sebum, which clogs up your pores. Finally, Vitamin A triggers the growth of healthy skin cells and keeps your skin strong.
Are you suffering from acne? There’s no better time than now to drive your pimples away with a Chocolate Cherry Facial. This light exfoliation treatment uses a steamed cherry enzyme, followed by a chocolate face mask stimulated with caffeine, to plump the skin and keep your skin spotless. Contact us to take advantage of one of our favorite treatments!