Anti-Aging Foods That Will Make Your Skin Glow

2. Dark Chocolate

Improving your skin through diet doesn’t have to feel like withdrawal. You can have your chocolate and look good too. Several studies have shown that cocoa powder is rich in certain antioxidants that contribute to hydrated skin. If you eat a little dark chocolate every day, you will find that your skin is less rough and flaky and will last longer with sunburn. (But don’t throw away your sunscreen.)

 

Another benefit of eating cocoa is that it improves blood circulation and thus delivers more of these critical nutrients to the skin. However, it’s best to stick to dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa. This gives you the healthy benefits without adding too much sugar. Too much sugar in the diet can actually break down collagen and cause breakouts.