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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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Protect Your Skin, Hair From Pollution

Satya Sharma, Beauty Expert at VLCC and hair and make up expert Aashmeen Munjaal of Star Salon and Academy list down some ways to combat pollution-related problems:

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Don't let pollution affect your hair, skin. Pixabay

Pollution not only affects health but skin and hair as well as it can cause uneven skin tone, dryness, dehydration, wrinkles, dark spots, sagging and a deterioration of collagen. Anti-oxidant treatments, regular exfoliation and scrubbing can do the trick in good way for you in this weather.

Satya Sharma, Beauty Expert at VLCC and hair and make up expert Aashmeen Munjaal of Star Salon and Academy list down some ways to combat pollution-related problems:

* You need to pamper the skin and hair by cleansing, toning and then moisturizing to soothe the skin and make it feel less heavy and more calm. Nourishing is required for hair in order to get rid of frizz and dryness caused.

* Look for anti-oxidant treatments and spas that work as hydrating agents for hair. One way to prevent surface skin damage from free radicals is through antioxidants because they prevent them from potentially causing signs of ageing in the body. An example of a good hydrating spa therapy is the Moroccan Oil Spa which is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and vitamin E and helps to repair the damaged hair. It also helps to strengthen the hair and deeply moisture it from the follicle to the tip.

* Use an anti – pollution spray for your hair before going out. For skin also you need to have good protection by applying sunscreen, aloe vera gel and other skin protectors which laminates your skin and form a protective layer. It locks your skin for 6-7 hours and helps to control damage from pollution.

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Hence, choose products and treatments which contain natural oils and moisturizing agents like rosemary, amino acids, and sea algae which is rich in protein. Pixabay

* Polluted and contaminated water along with shampoo, sprays, setting lotions, and over drying process damage the hair. Polluted and contaminated water forms a mineral layer on top of the cuticle, leading to less flexibility of the hair and the ends becoming dry. It can also lead to premature graying and balding.

Hence, choose products and treatments which contain natural oils and moisturizing agents like rosemary, amino acids, and sea algae which is rich in protein.

* Regular exfoliation and scrubbing, applying glow pack is also necessary to keep skin hydrated and rejuvenating. Home made packs can also be great to fight with the toxic pollutants when you move out.

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* Anti-pollution skin care regime is on the rise, with people looking for oxygen facials to deal with rising pollution levels. The oxygen facial delivers oxygen to the deepest layers of the skin. Not only do you get the life-restoring powers of oxygen, but the facial promotes hydration and delivers essential antioxidants, nutrients and botanicals to your skin.

*Sometimes due to pollution, skin becomes oily, agitated and congested. Charcoal treatment is the perfect solution for congested skin suffering from environmental pollution. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of the skin, helping you achieve a flawless complexion. It is also very effective for treating and managing acne. (IANS)