Why is Chocolate Milk Bad for you? Here’s why:
1. Milk is known to have a blend of over 50 different hormones because of the way they boost cow’s milk production (http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/12.07/11-dairy.html)
2. Milk is also known to increase inflammation of clogged pores, leading to inflamed acne lesions. (http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gallery/bad-skin-habits/p90342/page3)
3. Insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is one of the growth hormones found in milk. IGF-1 is problematic for acne sufferers for two reasons. It increases sebum production, and it stimulates the growth of skin cells. The faster the skin cells grow the faster they also die. That means more dead skin cells to block the pores.
4. Bad sugars and bad fats (present in chocolate/chocolate powder) increase inflammation in the body, including the skin. Moreover, high glycemic foods have been shown to worsen acne cases. (http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/features/worst-foods-for-your-skin?page=2)

CONCLUSION? Stay away from chocolate milk. It’s not good for your skin (inflammation ages the skin on top of creating more inflamed acne lesions) and not good for your body in general as it creates a lots of inflammation. Instead, drink plenty of water, flavor it with lemon or lime slices, have an apple, take your vitamins and minerals and visit us at SkinScience Clinic so we can take care of the other aspects of your acne-prone skin.