Actually milk is good for acne because it's a rich sorce of vitamin D which bolsters the immune system. Acne really isn't a hormonal problem as most people with acne have normal androgen levels. Hormones just make the skin oily and don't directly cause acne as many people with oily skin don't sufffer from acne lesions.
The inflammation in acne is caused by infection which only occurs to the degree it does because the immune system in an acne patient is inherently weaker than a clear skinned person. When someone grows out of acne it's because their immune system matures - not because their hormones balance.
I had inflammatory acne for thirteen years straight from age 11-23 and only recently grew out of it. I also grew out of my asthma and severe allergies at the same time as well so I'm definitely thinking it was all tied to me having a weaker immune system (as with any inflammatory disorder). I eat tons of dairy, cheese and grain currently and my skin is completely unblemished. Explain that?
Dairy is not a rich source of D. If you think you are getting adequate amount of D from dairy, you are very mistaken. You are getting a tiny, tiny fraction of what you need.
Get your D from the Sun as much as possible, and take supplements when it's not possible.
And no, our immune systems are not weaker either. I never get sick. That is not the difference between us and them. The differences lie in the way our cells proliferate, die off and exfoliate. There are several genetic traits that have been identified that affect that.
Also, androgens are not the only hormones involved in acne. There's also insulin and IGF-1, for example.
Also, anything that's bad for acne sufferers is bad for everyone else too. They just don't develop the symptom of acne because they don't have the genetic tendencies towards impaired cell proliferation/exfoliation. Likewise, everything truly good for health is good for acne.
I also don't notice any affect from dairy, but that would because acne is a result of many things you do to yourself. It's all cumulative. Whether or not I notice any effect from dairy, it still both contains and promotes hormones directly involved in acne and cell hyperproliferation (which means it also promotes cancer cell growth. You don't want hyperproliferation happening, period).
Hormones are always involved. Except for pores clogged topically, and maybe allergic response, but there's still a correlationship between histamine and androgens.
could not have said it better myself. in fact a lot of the stuff i have found is because i looked at your old posts and others on this forum about diet and acne. it seems to take me a week to develop acne from dairy and then it lasts a few days. it is strange because it is much easier for me to see the relationship of acne to sugar for me than to dairy.