Does Dark Chocolate Reduce Acne?

“Chocolate per se will not make you break out,” says Dr.

Shamban.

“In fact, there is little evidence that chocolate or any specific fatty foods will cause acne, but we do know that a high-sugar/high-fat diet can increase sebum production and promote inflammatory responses in the body — which can lead to acne.

Is dark chocolate good for acne?

There Is No Evidence That Chocolate Itself Causes Acne

It’s good news for 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, from which chocolate is made, cause pimples.

Is dark chocolate bad for skin?

The cocktail of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in cocoa-rich chocolate make you feel – and look – good. Yes, consuming dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) has multiple beauty benefits. It can boost your skin’s moisture, protect from sun damage and diminish wrinkles.

Is chocolate bad for complexion?

New science suggests that there is a connection between your diet and your complexion. The potential acne-causing ingredient isn’t cocoa, however. The problem is sugar and other high-glycemic foods that the body burns fast. And dark chocolate is actually a low-glycemic food.

Is cacao bad for acne?

So, sadly, it really does appear that in acne-prone individuals, the consumption of cocoa may cause an increase in acne.