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Does Chocolate Really Cause Pimples?

The #1 question we receive at Easter is related to chocolate. Does eating chocolate cause pimples?

Despite decades of research, there has been little proof that single foods like chocolate directly cause pimples. But that doesn't mean that diet has no influence on how your skin looks. It's more likely that the sugar and dairy in your chocolate are to blame for new pimples or breakouts than the cocoa itself.

Could chocolate be good for you?

Studies reveal that cocoa beans used in high-quality dark chocolates are an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants actually benefit your skin as they limit the production of free radicals that are bad for your skin. So opt for chocolate that has a high percentage of cocoa. This way you will avoid the high sugar and dairy content, and help keep those breakouts at bay.

If you do decide to over indulge and have that dreaded breakout, here are some spot treatments that can help!

 

HydroPeptide Spot Correction

This advanced blemish-fighting formula helps reduce inflammation, clears up pimples and prevents new ones from forming without over-drying. Helps to speed healing and reduce occurrence of acne breakouts. Gently encourages healthy cell turnover while retaining hydration. Detoxifies impurities with antimicrobial activity


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Dermalogica AGE Bright Spot Fader

A two-in-one brightening spot treatment that reduces the appearance of active breakouts and post-breakout marks. Perfect for adults who are concerned about post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from breakouts. Containing a blend of actives and essential oils to work with the skin’s natural microbiome to promote clearer, brighter skin.


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About the Author

My name is Rochelle, I have been lucky enough to be in the Beauty Industry for over 30 years helping clients achieve amazing results with their skin.

With 3 children of my own, I understand life is busy, so I'd love to help you find the best regimen that works for you and your lifestyle!

Having owned my own traditional based Beauty Salon and time in the Laser Industry, I've learnt that my passion lies in results-driven skin treatments and products. I feel so fortunate to have the most amazing brands at my fingertips. This allows me to give the best possible treatment and home care advice you need to achieve the skin you desire.

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