Will Eating chocolate cause an Acne breakout?
Chocolate has taken the blame for breakouts for decades. But is the bad rap justified?
Good news all you chocoholics!
Eating chocolate does not cause pimples. There are no studies linking this sweet treat to the development of acne. There is no evidence that cocoa beans cause pimples.
That means that eating an occasional chocolate bar, or two or three, will not cause acne. Cutting chocolate out of your diet won't clear up a case of acne, either.
Certain Other Foods May Trigger Acne
Chocolate may be off the hook and more attention is being paid to the link between diet and acne breakouts.
Surprisingly, instead of French fries, soda, or potato chips, it's things like dairy products and carbohydrates that are under the microscope.
Even the most recent research on the diet and acne connection doesn't suggest that any specific foods cause acne in an otherwise clear-skinned person. Rather, it shows that consuming these foods may make existing acne worse for some people.
Got a New Breakout After Eating Chocolate?
So, chocolate isn't on the short list of possible acne triggers. But what about that pimple you got the day after eating a chocolate bar?
Most likely it's just a coincidence. You would have gotten that same pimple, chocolate bar or none.
We would love to ascribe blame for our latest breakout, but the truth is it's often impossible to pinpoint a cause. Acne is a complex skin problem, and breakouts come and go without a specific cause.
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