Saving face; why I’d rather not binge on chocolate this Easter

Even though I’ve been in offices for the best part of five years, I still get excited about the extra days off work. I’m spending most of my Easter with Luis. We don’t see each other in the week so we make the most of weekends. And getting two additional days together is a real treat.

Speaking of treats, that’s what Easter is about right? The chocolate eggs. To be quite honest, I’m not fussed. I rarely eat chocolate and it sounds completely sad but I would rather tuck into a bowl of fruit. In fact, I told Luis not to bother buying me an egg, I genuinely would prefer a punnet of strawberries and a box of green tea. Bless me.

Besides my lack of sweet tooth, I also don’t really eat chocolate for the sake of my complexion. I find that if I eat sugar, my skin pays for it and I get spotty. For me, it’s not worth it. Of course, you do what want. But if you’re on a mission to get perfect skin, bingeing on Easter eggs isn’t the solution.

As much as I don’t want to be a killjoy, stuffing your face with chocolate can have a significant effect on your skin. Though it tastes good, its high sugar content, when consumed in bulk can play havoc on your face according to Sk:n, the UK’s leading medical skincare group.

Not everyone cares about their skin but I certainly do. It’s our largest organ so I feel it’s essential to look after it. From a scientific standpoint, gulping all your chocolate in one go can lead to clogged pores and acne, dehydrated skin and collagen breakdown.  

I don’t know about you but I’d rather avoid the spots, dark circles and unnecessary ageing. You don’t have to cut out chocolate altogether, just try not to eat them all at once if you’re mindful of your skin.

*Please note that I have worked in conjunction with Sk:n for this post but my views are truthful and unbiased.

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