Acne and Chocolate: Destined To Be Enemies?
Does Chocolate Really Cause Acne?
It’s not uncommon to see people with acne-prone skin avoiding chocolate as if it were the plague. When asked why, they swear up and down that chocolate can cause acne? Is it true, or are these chocolate-deprived people suffering for no reason?
The Facts About Chocolate And Acne
Some people say chocolate can cause blemishes, others swear it can’t. Who’s right? Both sides are.
For some people, chocolate can indeed contribute to acne breakouts. Why? Because it’s an allergic reaction. If your body is unable to process chocolate normally, it’s going to let you know it and you’re going to break out in pimples. However, if you’re not allergic to chocolate, you can safely eat it without worrying about acne breakouts.
Who Are You?
So how do you know if you’re one of the people who experience chocolate-related acne breakouts? You’re going to want to stick to a diet of “safe foods” for a week. Safe foods are foods you know for a fact don’t cause you to break out in blemishes. Then, at the end of one week, add chocolate to your diet. If you break out within the next day or so, you have a problem with chocolate.
If you don’t break out, you’re one of the lucky ones. There is no reason for you to avoid chocolate since it doesn’t have any effect on your acne. Go ahead, grab a chocolate bar and have a blast.
That being said, too much of anything isn’t a good idea. If you don’t have a chocolate allergy, that doesn’t mean you should consume three pounds of the yummy stuff each week. As with all things, use moderation when it comes to your chocolate consumption.