Does eating chocolate cause acne?

While the high amounts of processed sugar and dairy found in chocolate can be detrimental to your skin, there is no evidence proving chocolate causes breakouts or acne. However, acne has close connections with the gastrointestinal tract, and many argue that the gut microbiota could be involved in the pathogenic process of acne.

Until recently, diet and psychological stress were thought to have little relevance to the pathophysiology of acne. Now with the understanding that the brain–gut–skin axis exists, it is now clear that intestinal microbes have significant effects on acne.

If you do suffer from acne or breakouts, it is a good idea to eliminate processed sugars from your diet.

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