If I have one true love on this planet, it may very well be chocolate. In fact, I’m craving it right now (and trying to fight it off!). UGH. I may actually make a trip down to my apartment building’s vending machine since I just read some really cool info from Dr. Murad. According to the skin expert, “before there was medicine, there was food. And before there was food, there was chocolate!” It’s all about moderation, accoring to the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad Skincare. Chocolate invokes the feelings of comfort, romance and happiness. It’s given as gifts for major holidays and is an ancient delicacy that was exclusive to the upper class. Here are a few chocolate myths…sign me UP. There’s a Twix bar downstairs with my name on it…
- Contrary to what you grew up thinking, chocolate does NOT cause breakouts
- Chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants and protect the body from aging caused by free radicals
- Chocolate is a slight mood elevator, as it contains phenyl ethylamine
- The carbohydrates in chocolate raise serotonin levels in the brain, resulting in a sense of well-being
- Cacao contains antibacterial properties that fight tooth decay
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa: I just adore this bronzer. Not only does it smell delicious, but it also give me a great shade of bronze that’s not orange or too fake looking.
LUSH Chocolate Whipstick: I usually end up licking this off about two minutes after applying. If you could bottle up chocolate in a little pot, this would be IT.
Demeter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cologne Spray: Demeter has the most amazing scents so it’s not very surprising that they have a chocolate chip cookie fragrance. I mean…if you’re hungry, spray this.
Philip B. Chocolate Milk Body Wash & Bubble Bath: Like we learned above, chocolate has a lot of benefits for your skin, so why not use it as a body wash?
The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Scrub: I love me a good body scrub and guys, this IS a good body scrub. It exfoliates but doesn’t leave your skin dry or rough. Plus, the smell is an obvious bonus.