Does eating chocolate cause acne?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 01, 2013

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Does eating chocolate cause acne

It is time to bust a myth. Chocolates causing acne is the most commonly discussed topic and one is likely to find several remedies and cautions spelling out the side effects of eating chocolates. Chocolates cannot cause acne. The very basic nature of acne cannot be attributed to one single cause. Acne is caused due to more than one reason. Stress, impure blood, excessive sebum production in the face glands, hormonal imbalances and unhealthy eating habits can all lead to an acne outbreak. Chocolates, on the other hand, replenish the skin with anti-oxidants. Most spas also follow a body polishing session after a chocolate massage. Read on to discover how chocolates do not affect or aggravate acne conditions.


[Read: Home Remedies for Acne]


  • Bitter chocolates are rich in antioxidants and its free radicals are good for the skin. Chocolates also reduce stress and trigger the outflow of a chemical called serotonin in the body which is excellent for the skin. No wonder it is called an anti-depressant. In fact, chocolates can cure acne.


[Read: Tips for Acne Troubles]


  • A bacterial attack coupled with sebum fortuitously mixing with dead skin cells can cause an acne attack. It can be treated.  People who are prone to acne have oily scalp, complain of dandruff or have scalp infections. Diagnose the source of the infection.
  • Do not try over-the-counter  medicines.

Anything in excess is bad for health, so binge while you exercise caution!



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