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
June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque: Pumpkin is a staple ingredient for a TON of beauty products since it has a ton of benefits for your skin. This peel is fantastic; it won’t dry you out and my face feels fresh and rejuvenated after using it.