Dark chocolate! coveted as a flavonoid-rich food can benefit your health, but there’s also some research suggesting that cocoa may help benefit your skin, too.
One study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that participants who ate pure cocoa for 12 weeks had better UV-ray protection in the skin.
Cocoa beans have also made their way into over-the-counter beauty products, though most of the benefits on skin health come through the diet include from free radicals and loss of moisture, which helps reduce signs of premature aging.
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