Dairy and Acne

Diet Dairy & Acne

What is the truth about Diet Dairy & Acne?  This post is all about Diet and Acne, how to eat right for your skin type.

I have recently been really researching the correlation between Diet Dairy & Acne, what works and what is true. 

I am writing this for all my confused acne prone friends out there.  

Dairy is not all equal. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that, the worst type of milk for your acne, is actually skim milk.   And hormone-free just means hormones weren’t added. The milk still has hormones; the same idea goes for meat and poultry.  Hormone free chicken is not really hormone free.  Think about it, Dairy is doing to your body and skin exactly what it kooks like it is doing, clogging pores and digestive tracks with a white glue like substance. Did you know that there are a greater number of sebaceous glands in the face and since hormones are fat soluble, the body will use these glands as a “tunnel” or escape route for excretion for fat-based hormones?  SO gross! There are over 60 hormones in one glass of milk. You might not drink dairy, but you probably eat cheese or put milk in your coffee.  Hormones mixed with sugar, found in skin milk also increase your testosterone and they stick to your sebaceous glads.  Thus, the result is a thick, sticky type of sebum, which clogs your pores (sebaceous follicles), causing pimples. 

How do I get rid of my Acne with Diet and without Dairy 

Get an Oil Change

A healthy person in California has a diet is full of inflammatory fats – saturated fats, trans fats, too many omega-6, inflammatory, processed vegetable oils like soy and corn oils.

Balance the Hormones that Cause Skin Problems

The link is clear with Diet Dairy & Acne – hormonal imbalances trigger acne. Our diet influences sex hormones like testosterone, IGF-1, and insulin, which promote acne. The biggest factors affecting your hormones is the glycemic load of your diet (which is determined by how quickly the food you eat increases your blood sugar and insulin levels), and the amount of dairy products you eat. The good news is that eating a healthy diet and taking a few supplements can balance those hormones. Exercise helps improve insulin function.  If you are trying to lose weight you have probably heard that it is 80% diet and 20% exercise.  Same is true for your skin.  Before you can focus on a healthy diet start with a healthy skin regime. 

What should I add to my diet?

When it comes to Acne Dairy & Diet, get more healthy anti-inflammatory fats. Make sure to get omega-3 fats (fish oil) and anti-inflammatory omega-6 fats (evening primrose oil). You will need supplements to get adequate amounts (more on that in a moment).

Try probiotics. Probiotics also help reduce inflammation in the gut that may be linked to acne. Taking probiotics (lactobacillus, etc.) can improve acne.

Include foods that correct acne problems….

fish oil



green tea


dark purple and red foods such as berries, green foods like dark green leafy vegetables, and omega 3-eggs.

Take blemish-fighting supplements.

Evening primrose oil: Take 1,000 to 1,500mg twice a day.

Zinc citrate: Take 30 mg a day.

Vitamin A: Take 25,000 IU a day. Only do this for three months. Do not do this if you are pregnant.

Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols, not alpha tocopherol): Take 400 IU a day.

By | 2018-02-16T13:00:33+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

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