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Aakriti Kochar, Beauty and Makeup Expert, Oriflame India, and Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist and Dietitian from FITPASS, share tips on how chocolates can provide fruitful benefits for your skin

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Dark Chocolate helps in improving skin texture, giving you a more smooth and moisturised skin. Pixabay
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Not only is eating chocolates good for your body, applying it to your skin, face or body can provide a lot of benefits as well for better and smoother skin tone, suggest experts.

Aakriti Kochar, Beauty and Makeup Expert, Oriflame India, and Mehar Rajput, Nutritionist and Dietitian from FITPASS, share tips on how chocolates can provide fruitful benefits for your skin.

* Chocolates are rich in anti-oxidants which helps in reversing the signs of ageing.

* They have anti-inflammatory properties which makes it extremely suitable for very sensitive and dry skin.

* Dark Chocolate helps in improving skin texture, giving you a more smooth and moisturised skin.

* Chocolates contain flavanols, antioxidants that protect your skin from UV damage, free radicals and improve skin hydration.

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Chocolates are rich in anti-oxidants which helps in reversing the signs of ageing. Pixabay

* Flavanols are phytonutrients that help in reducing blood pressure, cholesterol level, reducing the risk of heart diseases, controlling blood sugar level and moisturising & softening of the skin.

* Chocolate when combined with caffeine, which is an excellent anti- inflammatory product, is ideal for treating water retention.

* Chocolate facial is a new fad introduced in the beauty and personal care industry. It not only can improve the skin tone, but is also great in reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Also Read: Dark Chocolate Your Key to Healthy Heart

* Mix 1/3rd cup of cocoa powder with 2-3 tablespoon of honey and add a few lemon drops to it. Apply this chocolate face mask on your face evenly and leave it for about 15-20 minutes before washing. This will give your skin a smoother and clearer tone along with a radiant glow.

* It can slow down the process of ageing by stopping or slowing down the action of free radicals. (Bollywood Country)

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6 Natural Ingredients That Are a Must in Your Daily Skin Care Regime

Arun Das Gupta, Brand Manager, Skin Care of Avon India list some of the natural ingredients from kitchens and courtyards that can be used as perfect skin booster.

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How to incorporate natural ingredients in skincare regime. Pixabay

It is very important to decipher the ingredients in the product you use in your day-to-day skin care regime. As the skin is continuously exposed to such ingredients it will greatly affect the skin health, so make sure you are adding more such ingredients in your day-to-day life.

Arun Das Gupta, Brand Manager, Skin Care of Avon India, and Poornima Choudhary, Business Head of Global Beauty Secrets list some of the natural ingredients from kitchens and courtyards that can be used as perfect skin booster.

* Papaya: Pep up your skin with papaya since it has an enzymatic effect and is very good for the clearance of dead skin. Papaya helps give your skin a radiant glow and a smooth finish and it brings a lot of shine to your face. It can be used once in a month as a papaya mask or for regular use you can apply papaya face wash every day which a milder form. Don’t expose your skin to UV radiations for 2 days immediately after using papaya on your skin as it has an enzymatic effect.

* Coffee: Coffee brew not only gets us started in the morning, but it is also a blessing for your glowing skin. Grounded coffee beans mixed with honey can be used as homemade body scrubs. Coffee being a gentle exfoliating agent, the scrubs remove dead skin without irritation and in addition, it also moisturizes the skin. Coffee ice cubes can be gently rubbed under your eyes for a soothing reducing puffiness or redness around the eye.

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A good moisturising face mask just before going to bed helps in getting rid of dry skin. Pixabay

* Rose: Adding few cups of rose water in bathing water can help skin to rejuvenate and bring freshness to it. Rose water also contains calming and soothing agents that help to calm down the skin and make it smell fresh throughout the day.

* Adzuki Beans: Adzuki beans are a regional beauty secret of Japanese women since ancient Nara period. These legumes being high in antioxidants also contain a naturally occurring foaming agent ‘Saponin’ which will help cleanse and tighten pores, remove dirt and dead skin and brighten your face by stimulating blood circulation.

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* Milk: Milk being one of the ingredients dedicated to the divine in the Indian ritual of ‘Panchamrita’ represents purity and similarly it protects our skin against all the impurities. It will nourish the skin cells from deep within and keep skin moisturized all day. The milk protein will provide the much-needed hydration and improve elasticity of the skin proving an ideal ingredient for youthful and supple complexion.

* Watermelon: Turkish women used watermelon to revitalize their facial skin. It provides intense hydration to the skin. Watermelon is full of vitamin C, amino acids and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that nourishes the skin. (IANS)