A slice of two-layered dark chocolate cake. A dollop of cream resting on top and sprinkled with dark powder.Now that we have your attention, we should tell you today is International Chocolate Day! Since such an opportunity presents itself only once a year, we suggest you exploit it. (More: 10 cool things you can make with chocolate) Chocolate says 'indulgence' like nothing else. It's the perfect antidote to a bad mood, a broken heart and all that's wrong with the world, but you don't always have to eat it to experience it. This may seem like a tough choice at first but it's an excellent one. Eating chocolate does make you feel good, but using it will make you feel just drop-dead-gorgeous.Chocolate is packed with superpowers: it's pro at breaking down free radicals and works as an anti-oxidant, hydrates the skin, wards off blemishes and increases the activity of collagen. Cocoa beans are rich in magnesium, which helps stimulate the body to produce a vital hormone, progesterone, that is ideal for dealing with stress-related breakouts.
Chocolate facials, spa treatments and hair masks have sneaked their way into salons. So why leave it out of your beauty regime? Try these sinful and calorie-free chocolate treats for your skin: