Real cinnamon bark powder—not the fake stuff that we often use here in American in place of the real cinnamon bark—has been widely used as a medicine throughout the world. Like the other spices, it is both an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant, protecting the skin from damage. It will also encourage improved circulation, which is ideal for helping to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It is also full of essential nutrients that are great for the skin and may even encourage collagen production, which can help skin become more elastic and resilient.
Cacao has been noted as an antioxidant that can help fight off free radicals among the cells in the body, and help prevent the signs of aging from occurring. With the help of technology, scientists have mastered the way of adding cacao to their formulation of anti-aging products that helps the essential elements of cacao do their desirable effects on one’s skin.
Cacao contains essential nutrients that are deemed important when it comes to taking care of the skin. These are Phenylethamine (PEA), Anandamide, and Magnesium. Phenylethamine (PEA) is a neurotransmitter that boosts the effects of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, which helps increase the blood’s circulation, therefore increasing the body’s level of alertness. Anandamine is a special lipid that has a calming and relaxing effect, and the mineral Magnesium that helps relax the muscles.
The most important free radical fighting components that must be present in our bodies are flavonols, catechins, and polyphenols. Free radicals are the main reasons why dead skin cells occur. These are important components that can fight off free radicals inside the cells of the body.