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There are many myths out there about acne. But this one i am about to share, i heard it for the first time. My co-worker said acne in some women is cause by pregnancy. I have never heard this myth before that day.
She said some women would start having acne problem during pregnancy and after child birth, it sticks around.
 

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Actually that is possible. Pregnancy causes your hormones to go out of whack and anytime that happens, acne can be triggered. It's the same thing with going through puberty.
 

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There are many myths out there about acne. But this one i am about to share, i heard it for the first time. My co-worker said acne in some women is cause by pregnancy. I have never heard this myth before that day.
She said some women would start having acne problem during pregnancy and after child birth, it sticks around.
Acne is caused by hormonal changes within the body And pregnancy and post pregnancy period are times when your body hormones are highly active this causes the skin to erupt and cause acne and blemishes.
 

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Definately not a myth for most. Some women respond to the heightened levels of hormones well and find that their skin becomes beautiful. Some women on the other hand, wake up with mild to severe adult acne. Every woman reacts in her own special way, but thats because we're humans and we're weird that way. More often than not, the acne begins fading a few weeks after birth, for a smaller percentage of women, the acne lasts until they stop breastfeeding, and rarely, for some women it lasts for a few years. Don't worry though, it will eventually go away if you have a skin care regimen in place that works with your skin.
 

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a myth? are you serious? haha wow, yeah I NEVER had acne before I got pregnant. i had especially bad acne when i was pregnant with my son, i got it mostly around my chin and forehead. I bought murad pure skin supplement and it has really helped me settle my hormones and cleared my acne.
 

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Acne is caused by hormonal changes within the body And pregnancy and post pregnancy period are times when your body hormones are highly active this causes the skin to erupt and cause acne and blemishes.
That's probably why the pill causes the reverse and actually helps with acne
 

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Actually, eating chocolate will cause acne. The caffeine and high sugar level in chocolate will cause acne.

But chocolate, on it's own, does not directly implicate to acne. Nonetheless, chocolate is still one of the "food to avoid".
 

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No, you don't need to avoid chocolate. Study after study has disproven that theory. The whole chocolate is bad for your skin came from a time period when people thought that chocolate was bad for you and, just like masturbation, moms told you bad stuff would happen if you ate (or in the case of JO- Did) it.
 

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The reason why I say chocolate can "eventually" cause acne is because it's part of the diet. High sugar level food like chocolate with high caffeine would eventually increase your stress hormones.


Chocolate itself is not directly implicated to acne. But the high sugar level and caffeine could cause hormonal imbalance.
 

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It would take a LOT of chocolate to change your body that significantly. Some of the main studies involved eating the equivalent of 10 bars of chocolate or more per day. If someone is eating this much chocolate, or worse more, then they are going to have issues bigger than acne.
 

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Acne can come about from heredity, hormonal changes, bacteria or a reaction to the environment.  It may be that not the chocolate, but some of the ingredients play a role, like caffeine, theobromine and milk.  If your lactose intolerant, milk would be the culprate.  The Theobromine may cause a hormonal change, and the caffeine being an indirect link, you crave caffeine when stressed, which releases androgen hormones, leaving to an overproduction of skin cells... leading to clogged pores. I say, what the heck, eat the chocolate, get the pure stuff, it doesn't have the milk and it has more antioxidants!
Yep chocolate can be good for the skin, the dark chocolate (70% cacao and higher) though. It is loaded with antioxidants, I try to take a small piece of 85% cacao chocolate daily. Always buy organic, even better.
 

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Acne can be such a b**t especially because it hits you when you least expect it (speaking from experience).

Being a female doesnt help in this situation because as females we go though so many changes in our hormonal levels, one of them being pregancy, and this can be a trigger for acne


But I totally agree dark chocolate should be your best pal (in moderation of course), especially if you want your skin to bounce back from any environmental factors that can result in early signs of ageing ie: pollution
 

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Oh yes, acne after pregnancy is not a myth, very true! And just like one said, it can occur when you least expect it. I didn't carry my pregnancy to full term and I still broke out with crazy acne.
 
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