Do Chocolate and Sex Really Cause Acne?
If you’ve heard it once you’ve probably heard it a dozen times – chocolate causes acne or sex causes acne. Or what about pizza, French fries, cola? There seams to be an endless supply of myths floating around about just what causes acne. Whether it’s sex, chocolate, or specific foods – they are all myths. The only one that has some actual data backing it is high carb foods. Once recent study in Australia did show that in rare cases high carb foods to cause acne flare ups in a small number of people. It’s believed this happens because of a spike in insulin levels that are needed to aid getting the glucose into the cells. This is referred to as insulin resistance and at the end of the day it is still tied to hormonal issues because these high levels of insulin result in higher levels of testosterone being produced, which can be linked to acne. Let’s look at a few of these myths individually. Myth #1 – Sex Causes Acne Once you reach puberty your hormones change and you become sexually mat