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Do Dark Chocolate Skin Treatments Really Work?

Feb 01, 2012 03:03PM ● By Charlene Handel

Until recently no one had dreamed of using chocolate in skin care treatments. From head to toe it is the latest craze in the skin care industry. Spas are offering chocolate bathes, chocolate pedicures and chocolate masks. The assembly lines are humming with many cosmetic and skin care manufacturers making new chocolate makeup and lotions.

Why? Because chocolate is one of the most nourishing food known to man. It contains calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, vitamins A1, B1, B2, C, D, E, phosphorous and chromium. In addition to this, it also contains a polyphenol called epicatechin which is a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant that helps to guard cells from free radical damage which causes skin to age. And let us not forget the cocoa butter present in chocolate. The benefits from all this are skin softening, wrinkle smoothing and skin Skin Care Carlsbadrejuvenation. And the anti-oxidant properties prevent the free radicals from causing damage to the skin’s elastin and collagen strands.

Charlene Handel, Certified Holistic Esthetician, is the owner of Skin Fitness, Etc. located at 5825 Avenida Encinas # 107 in Carlsbad, CA. Her clients have been enjoying her Hot Chocolate Facial with great results. Call 760-438-4600 or visit to book your appointment or purchase a gift certificate for your Valentine.