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Updated 19 May 2014

Eat chocolate. Have great skin. Be happy.

A flurry of research has shown that thanks to its key component, cocoa, dark chocolate can revitalise skin that just refuses to shine.

Chocolate, as we know, is the key to female happiness. There are few problems that can’t be solved by the liberal application of proper, dark, chocolate and that list is about to get even shorter.

You see, it appears that chocolate can even make you prettier.

A flurry of research has shown that thanks to its key component, cocoa, dark chocolate can revitalise skin that just refuses to shine. This is because just two tablespoons of natural cocoa contains more antioxidants than four cups of green tea.

But what do antioxidants mean for your skin? More blood, that’s what. Eating chocolate will boost blood flow to your skin, increasing the amount of oxygen and other vital nutrients it receives.

It’s even being suggested that wearing chocolate could be an even more effective way of rejuvenating tired skin.

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