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#1 Biology

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

Five months ago, my face was relatively clear. Then I started consuming a large amount of dairy (mostly skim milk and yogurt). Since this change in my diet, my moderate acne has returned. About a week ago, I decided to stop eating dairy products, after reading about the possible dairy-acne connection on this site. Now, my acne is the worst it has ever been (well, the worst since I was a teenager, I'm mid-20s now). I was hoping someone with any knowledge or experience could offer some advice or opinion. Should I continue with no dairy? Is there a reason why my acne has gotten worse over the past 7 days after removing dairy from my diet?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:25 AM

If constipation is an issue and if your acne is hormonal dairy will make ur acne worse. But some people including myself have gotten clear by drinking kefir as probiotics and white blood cells boosts the immune system. So try having yogurt and kefir if possible from goat milk and see if you still breakout. Also increase your zinc/vitamin A intake most probably from natural sources.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

It's always low fat dairy causing problems. Breaks my fatty heart.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

The whole food/acne correlation is different for each person. Although dairy, wheat and soy are generally viewed as the biggest culprits for people with acne prone skin. If dairy, wheat, soy, and sugar absolutely caused acne, wouldn't the majority of the u.s. be a walking zit farm Posted Image

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

I'd personally keep up with it for at least a month to see if there are any changes. A week might not be enough time for your body to adjust. I went off of dairy in September....didn't really help my acne really I noticed when I have consumed dairy my face feels more oily than normal....However, I've stayed off for other reasons but indulged on Christmas and New Years....that and the large amounts of sugar and my face is STILL paying the price. My face is starting to heal but it is not an overnight thing.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

Thanks for the replies! It's been a few more days now and I'm still getting more breakouts than usual. I'll keep with it for at least a month though. I was just really confident that dairy was a huge factor for me b/c my dramatic increase in acne corresponded with my dramatic increase in dairy consumption, so I was surprised to see things get worse after cutting diary out of my diet. We'll see.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

My acne doesn't seem to be getting worse anymore. Still getting breakouts consistent with the past 5 months though. Just wanted to add one more thing here; when i changed to this high dairy diet 5 months ago, not only did my face acne return, but I got moderate chest acne. I had never in my entire life had any amount of body acne at all. For the past 5 months though, I have had consistent chest acne. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this.




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