For many years, nuts have been considered to be the enemy of acne - believed to make acne worse and cause more breakouts. But recent research seems to point in the other direction of this, saying that this is not the case, and nuts have nothing to do with acne breakouts. In fact, this isn’t the case for most foods that are believed to cause acne. Many leading American scientists have found that, despite widespread rumors, your breakouts are not related to what you eat. Instead, more evidence points to the idea that acne is likely a result of your genes, especially your hormones like androgen and testosterone.