Easter eggs could be good for your skin…

…maybe. In order to make you feel better about stuffing yourself with too much chocolate this weekend, here’s our hopelessly optimistic guide to the skin benefits of eating chocolate…

It’s natural:

Chocolate is made from the cacao fruit bean. These beans have been used for medicinal purposes for many thousands of years because they are jam-packed with antioxidants.

Antioxidants are good:

Antioxidants protect your skin from environmental damage. They give off electrons which neutralise the nasty winkle-causing free radicals, and stop the chain reaction of skin damage.

This good work the antioxidants does defending our skin against the evil forces of free radicals may well help to warn off lines, discolouration and wrinkles.

So I can eat as much chocolate as I like?

Not quite. If you eat a small amount of dark chocolate containing at least 50% cacao each day, then those extra antioxidants could make a difference.

So, we are sorry this is not your concrete justification for tucking in, but hopefully it takes the guilt off a little.

Happy Easter from everyone at Beauty Defined x