Valentine’s Day is here! Whether you have a romantic dinner planned or a cozy night in, the types of treats you enjoy this weekend can impact your skin! See what treats to avoid this holiday and what delights you can replace them with!
Yes: Dark Chocolate. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa, is packed with antioxidants that can boost your skin’s moisture, protect from sun damage and help to diminish wrinkles.
No: Milk Chocolate. Adding milk reduces the cocoa content of the chocolate, which in turn reduces the antioxidant effects on the skin.
Yes: Strawberries. Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, which helps to fight free radicals from stealing oxygen from healthy cells and destroying your skin’s collagen. Strawberries can also help protect against sun damage, oily skin, acne and so much more! Plus, it pairs well with dark chocolate – so it’s a win, win!
No: Sugary Desserts: When you overindulge in sugary desserts or treats, the results can lead to inflammation of your skin. It can also aggravate other skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.
Yes: Red Wine. Like we need another excuse to drink wine? Red wine is packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannins which are anti-aging properties that help to restore your skin’s natural collagen and elastin fibers, giving you a youthful appearance.
No: Mixed Drinks. Mixed drinks usually contain a higher amount of pure alcohol that can dehydrate and dull your skin.
Enjoy spending time with your loved ones and don’t forget to treat yourself. However, with a few slight changes to what treats you enjoy you can have healthier, more vibrant looking skin!