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There will be plenty of chocolate eggs and bunnies on Easter Sunday. We have always heard that chocolate can cause acne.  So is it true? Various studies have come to different conclusions, but it seems that the sugar and dairy in the chocolate might be the culprit in creating inflammation which could make acne worse, but is most likely not the chocolate itself. This is just one of many myths that we have come to accept about our skin.

While we might not think of it as an organ, our skin is the largest organ in our body,  and something we may often take for granted when it's healthy. When our skin experience changes, it could indicate other problems. How much do you know about keeping your skin healthy? We break down the most commonly shared myths and some helpful truths.

 

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    Skin Constantly Renews Itself

    TRUE! The skin provides a dynamic barrier between your body’s internal environment and the outside world. Skin is a rich source of stem cells with the capacity to divide and renew themselves.

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    Drink Two Liters of Water a Day For Healthy Skin

    FALSE! The amount of water you drink does not directly affect your skin. Water is needed to maintain skin hydration and when you become seriously dehydrated your skin appears dull and is less elastic.

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    Stress Can Make Skin Unhealthy

    TRUE! There are many health issues in modern life that we blame on stress, but several skin conditions have been shown in scientific studies, to be worsened by life events.

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    Eating Chocolate Causes Acne

    FALSE! Eating a high-fat diet is unhealthy for many reasons, but it doesn’t cause acne. In fact, some tablets prescribed for severe acne are better absorbed when pills are swallowed with a fatty meal and that could include chocolate.

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