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Is chocolate really bad for my skin?
The powerful properties of cacao
Will indulging this Easter = spots?
Most chocolate on the shelves are highly processed with other ingredients, so there isn’t much of the goodness of cacao left. Check out the label next time you pick up a bar, you will most likely find that the first ingredient is milk, followed by sugar.
So, if you plan on getting a chocolate fix this Easter, we recommend you opt for a dark chocolate egg or even a vegan one. Vegan chocolate is more like milk chocolate in taste, but with plant-based milk as opposed to dairy, so there is less chance of a breakout after eating it. “If you suffer from breakouts, I always suggest switching to a more plant-based diet. I used to suffer from acne myself and changing my diet has made a huge difference” says Claire Williams, WOW facial’s founder and CEO.
What can I do if I am suffering from breakouts?
In addition to professional treatments, incorporating a simple hyper-personalised skincare routine at home will also make a great difference to your skin health. Your WOW practitioner can suggest a specific combination of an active cleanser, active serum, active moisturiser, and SPF for you to use at home to keep your skin clear between treatments.