No Chocolate Does Not Cause Acne

Our Acne Clinic patients are often curious about what they can do to help treat their acne symptoms. Often, they ask us whether their diet can cause acne. Most often we are asked, does chocolate cause acne? Chocolate lovers would be happy to know that on its own chocolate does not cause acne. In most cases a person’s diet has very little to do with acne production. Though chocolate does not cause acne, it should be noted that some people do find that excess amounts of processed sugar does affect their acne symptoms.
If you are looking to pinpoint what is causing your acne symptoms it is best to speak with a professional. They can assist you in looking at the big picture and understanding all factors affecting your unique acne symptoms.

What Causes Acne?

Acne is caused when the hair follicles in our skin become clogged with either oil or dead skin cells. Though chocolate does not cause acne the excess sugar in chocolate may be a problem for those who are insulin resistant. Insulin resistance can affect hormones and in turn affect acne production.
Other factors that can affect acne production include medicine, stress, hormonal changes and in some cases diet. Each person’s unique situation will influence how their body reacts to foods such as chocolate and in turn will affect acne production.

Acne Treatment

Our skin and personal circumstances are unique. For that reason, not all over the counter acne treatments will work for each person. If you are struggling with treating your acne at home, you don’t have to do it alone.
Our Acne clinic can assist you in finding the right treatment for your skin. Contact us today to learn more about our treatment options including chemical peels and laser acne treatment.

What Else Causes Acne?

For more information on what other things can potentially casue acne, please visit our "what causes acne" resource centre.