photo from Flickr user, Q8_essence
My mom would tell me back in the days, that I should not eat too much chocolates because it would cause pimples on my face. According to what I've read online, contrary to many beliefs, eating chocolates has no direct link to acne. We can eat anything in moderation without the fear of causing a pimple breakout, because acne is really caused by a plugged pore though build up of dead skin cells, excess oil accumulation, bacteria proliferation and inflammation of the skin. None of these factors are triggered by any type of food we intake including chocolates.
According to a website called Acne-Resource.org, "A chocolate candy bar is innocent, but is blamed regularly. Other foods that are blamed include pizza, potato chips and dairy products. No foods have been proven to cause acne. If a person maintains a healthy diet and consumes healthy vegetables and fruits, acne can be prevented."
Personally, I found out that this is true. Before I would avoid chocolate and other oily foods because of this myth. But I found out that lack of sleep, and my overall diet and less exercise is the reason why I'm having 'breakouts' every now and then.
These are one of the myths of acne, and we all should disseminate the facts and not those false beliefs about acne. Actually, the two doctors who developed Proactiv® Solution, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields carefully studied and researched the role of diet in acne. They found out that specific food like chocolates, peanuts and pizza do not cause breakouts but the overall diet of a person might cause the development of acne to some individuals.
I just want to share this PROACTIV Solution testimonial that I found on Youtube.com:
You will not just have a clean and clear skin but you can have a FREE Ferrero Rocher too. Just visit any of the following Proactiv Solution stores and get free chocolates for every purchase of your Proactiv kit. Promo runs from October 15 to November 15, 2011 only.
1.) Proactiv Online Shopping Cart: http://my.proactiv.com.ph
2.) Proactiv Door to Door Delivery Hotlines: 02-729-2222,
1-800-8-729-8888, 1-800-10-889-4444, 0917-801-8888
Proactiv Mall Kiosks in Glorietta.
3.) Proactiv Kiosks Located in the following malls:
a. Glorietta 3, Ground Floor (02) 388 2848
b. Trinoma, 2nd Floor (02) 380 3801
c. Robinsons Galleria, 3rd Floor (02) 380 5506
d. Marquee Mall, Ground Floor 0915 385 3103
e. Alphaland Southgate Mall, 2nd Floor 915 6660
This promo is limited to the first 30 buyers of any Proactiv Kit per outlet upon start of promo period from October 15 to November 15 only.
For Mall Kiosk Customers - Customer must sign the Promo Terms and Conditions Agreement Form which will be provided by respective Proactiv Sales Personnel to receive the Free Chocolates. While for Online and Hotline Customers – The Free Chocolates will be delivered together with the Proactiv Kits to their respective
Note: The Freebie is not convertible to cash and or other Proactiv products and The market value of the Special Halloween Treat – Ferrero Rocher Chocolates by 5’s will be deducted from the refund value, should the customer avail of Proactiv’s Standard Money Back Guarantee.