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girl acne dermatologist resultsChocolate has long had a bad reputation of worsening acne for people with acne-prone skin, but the good news to people who love chocolate is that no scientific evidence has been established between chocolate and acne breakouts. However, too much of a good thing is not necessarily good, so here are some things that you should know about the relationship between eating chocolate and the condition of your skin:

  • The sugar is to blame – while the cocoa used for making chocolate has lots of health benefits, most chocolate bars contain high amounts of sugar. Refined sugar can start or worsen inflammatory processes in the body, which can, indeed, worsen inflammatory skin problems, such as acne. The solution is simple: replace chocolate that is high in sugar with dark chocolate with a reduced sugar content:
  • Fat is also bad for the skin – many chocolate bars, candies and chips have high fat contents, which can also cause breakouts and blemishes. For problem blemishes see an acne dermatologist Parker CO has to clear up your skin.  Fortunately, there are many products that come with reduced fat contents, so try to avoid fatty milk chocolate and opt for low-fat varieties;
  • Excessive consumption – eating too much chocolate is not healthy, but consuming it rarely, in moderation will probably cause no problems.
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