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Amplify your beauty with cocoa powder

Applying 1 tsp of cocoa powder along with 1 tsp of coffee can help you to tackle acne and pimples. © Shutterstock

Cocoa powder is an unsweetened dark brown coloured powder which is extracted from cocoa beans and is rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Along with health benefits, it can also help you to address your skin woes.

Written by Aishwarya Vaidya |Updated : September 27, 2018 8:33 AM IST

The magnificent cocoa powder contains zero cholesterol and is abundant in zinc, iron, and sodium. It can help you to improve your insulin resistance and glucose metabolism. Cocoa powder is abundant in flavonoids like procyanidin, catechin, and epicatechin, which have antioxidant properties and can protect the cells from damage while strengthening your heart. Apart from this, it can help you to get a glowing skin, hydrate your skin and can deal with acne and pimple. Know how cocoa can help you to dazzle.

  • It can help you to enhance your skin s hydration: Did you know that cocoa powder can actually improve its natural hydration? So, just consume it and you will love it. Yes, it is antioxidant in nature and can make your skin soft and supple. You can eat cocoa in the quantity recommended by your expert.
  • It can help you to deal with acne and pimples: Did you spot that annoying pimple before your important meeting? Those cane and pimples can be embarrassing. It can spoil your appearance. Thus, one tends to try many things in order to deal with it. But, now you don t have to worry as we tell you how you can keep your pimples and acne at bay. Just consume cocoa powder or apply 1 tsp of cocoa powder along with 1 tsp of coffee on your face and wash it off later. Cocoa is anti-inflammatory in nature and can reduce the inflammation of your skin.
  • It can help you to improve your skin s elasticity: It is jam-packed with flavonoids and can enhance the elasticity of your skin and help you to deal with blemishes. Mix some honey, oatmeal and yoghurt along with cocoa powder and apply the mixture on your face and you will notice the difference soon. So, just try these amazing cocoa masks and look gorgeous!

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