The true causes of acne are genetic, hormonal, dietary, and hygienic in nature. Chocolate and acne share no common thread, but a diet high in fats, oils, and carbohydrates overall likely contributes to
acne. Likewise, poor eating of any sort as a lifestyle tends to weaken the body's organs including the skin. Rather than pinning the blame on chocolate, a holistic approach that deals with diet, hormonal imbalances, and proper skin care will likely succeed, without removing chocolate utterly. As the old saw "moderation in all things," the secret to clear skin lies in balance. Rather than keep your chocolate and your acne, do away with the acne by eating right, and taking care of your skin.