You don’t need to ditch the Chocolate this Easter, just ensure you have a great range of natural skincare products and a solid daily routine to keep your skin healthy and protected.
There are many rumours about chocolate and its effect on the skin, with some people claiming that consuming chocolate can lead to poor skin. While chocolate alone may not necessarily cause skin issues, the sugar and milk added to it can have negative effects on the skin. Additionally, if you are not practicing good skincare habits, you may be exacerbating any issues caused by consuming chocolate.
Let's start with how consuming chocolate can impact your skin. Chocolate contains high levels of sugar, which can lead to inflammation and breakouts. When you consume sugar, it causes your insulin levels to spike, which in turn leads to an increase in oil production. This excess oil can clog pores and cause acne breakouts. Additionally, the milk in chocolate can also lead to skin issues. Milk contains hormones that can cause acne and other skin problems, and it can also exacerbate existing skin conditions like rosacea.
So, how can you combat the negative effects of consuming chocolate on your skin? The answer is simple: good skincare habits. By taking care of your skin and following a skincare routine, you can help keep your skin healthy and glowing, even if you indulge in a chocolate treat now and then.
First, it's important to cleanse your skin properly. Use either our Botanical Cream Cleanser, our REB Tween Collection Calming Cream Cleanser, or the REB for MEN Foaming Face Wash to remove dirt and makeup from your skin, and be sure to rinse thoroughly. Avoid using harsh scrubs or exfoliants, as they can irritate the skin and cause inflammation.
After cleansing, apply a serum or treatment to address any specific skin concerns you may have. For example, if you are prone to breakouts, use our Vitamin B Serum to help unclog pores and reduce inflammation. If you have dry skin, use our Hyaluronic Acid Serum to help hydrate and plump the skin.
Finally, apply a moisturiser to help lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated such as our Botanical Hydrating Moisturiser, our REB Tween Collection Probiotic Lotion, or our REB for MEN Moisturising Serum Plus+. These are all non-comedogenic and won't clog pores. Be sure to apply it every day, even if you have oily skin.
In conclusion, while consuming chocolate alone may not necessarily lead to poor skin, the sugar and milk added to it can have negative effects. By practicing good skincare habits, however, you can help keep your skin healthy and glowing, even if you indulge in a chocolate treat now and then. So go ahead, enjoy those Easter treats! – just be sure to take care of your skin afterward!