Home > Medical > Acne > Myths and facts Myths and facts All sections in Acne » About Acne » Acne and Hormones » Anatomy of Acne » Health Tips » Myths and Facts » Acne News » Psychological Effects » Skincare » Treatment Acne and your diet Chocolates, fatty foods, refined sugars and starches have all been blamed for causing acne. What are the nutrition myths associated with acne? And are there any diet solutions? Acne and chocolate There are lots of tough things about being a teen. One of the worst is acne. On top of the embarrassment you feel, you're told to lay off all those fried foods and chocolate. Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts. Ask Paediatrician » Test Micronutrient reference tool » Talk Parenting forum » Like Health24 on Facebook » Top 13 acne tips From girl to woman You and sports-induced acne Yes, there is a type of acne that is induced by sports participation. It is called acne mechanica, and it is caused by heat, pressure and repetitive frictional rubbing. Smoking and acne Tobacco, while deteriorating the appearance of the skin over a period of time, in itself does not seem to cause acne. Factors that affect acne A list of factors which could affect your acne. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.