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#1 okaythen

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

Hi everyone.
I'd been completely clear for about 5 months from eliminating milk and refined sugar, and maintaining a healthy diet.
I was certain about sugar breaking me out, but decided to go milk free just for safe measure. Butter and cheese don't affect my skin, and I have been struggling with weight gain, so I decided to give milk a go. Bad idea. Three days of a daily cup of milk, and I've got three very red, very painful pimples.
Quite bummed about the dark spots these are going to leave behind.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:32 PM

Especially because all my older marks were fading away nicely.. Ah.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to get these pimples to go away with minimum damage, please post! I'm applying a 1% clindamycin/4% nicotinamide gel on all three currently. It's been a few days and they only seem tok get bigger!

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

which milk did you drink? Was it whole milk or skim

 

Also, did you only a drink a cup a day for 3 days?



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:03 AM

At least you know now. I often experiment with food when I'm clear to find out what I shouldn't be using. Last night I had a pot of rice pudding (the main ingredient was milk) and I had a small breakout today.

 

I'm not sure if I'll ever entirely give it up, since it's in so many things, but it's best to avoid directly drinking it in large amounts. 



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:30 AM

It was whole milk.
I'm just going to steer clear. I managed with no trouble for all these months and only added it back to be certain. Hmpf, I wish I hadn't!

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:33 AM

Bummer. Now you know I guess. Milk hates human skin.
Also tea trea oil and Dan's AHA fade marks and scabs really quickly. Like 2-3 days quickly when combined

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 07:44 PM

Anything with milk it in (yogurt, cheese, bread, crackers, cookies, etc...) was the cause of all my cysts acne as well. Only when I got rid of EVERYTHING with milk in it did over 90 percent of my acne vanish. This includes butter, yogurts, breads, etc... basically ANYTHING that uses milk, skimmed milk, fat free milk... etc. It simply does not matter, it is still milk to me, and even the slightest trace will flush my face. Sugar and Caffeine was the cause of the rest of my small white head breakouts, and if I have them every now and then and get one or two white heads, it wont bother me as much. I'm glad you found a large cause for some of your acne though. And unfortunately red spots take a long time to fade away. Rather than a skin treatment, try just putting lotion on them.

 


which milk did you drink? Was it whole milk or skim

 

Also, did you only a drink a cup a day for 3 days?

 

Unfortunately whoartthou1, the type of milk wont matter for people like me and thousands of others who had cystic acne from it. Milk is basically hormones. That's it... that's its definition: Milk = hormones, otherwise it wouldn't be thick, white, and creamy. It's purpose is to make you grow until your other organs and diet takes over into your adulthood. There is no such thing as hormone free milk, and those who drink "organic", "whole", "farm raised", "non-american" are completely missing the point. Milk is baby food, and cows milk is calf food.

 

 

As quoted from this website: http://www.acnemilk...._milk_acne_diet :

 

"What about hormone-free milk?

There is no such thing as "hormone-free" milk.  The confusion is caused by a company that sells a hormone (called either bovine somatotropin - BST or recombinant bovine growth hormone - rBGH) for injection into cows to make them produce more milk.  Some milk producers have made the point that they do not use this injection by advertising that the milk is "hormone-free".  It obviously does not contain the injected hormone but all the cows' naturalhormones are still in the milk.  We do not know yet what the injected hormones do to the levels of natural hormones in milk.

 

Is lactose-free milk or "organic" milk okay?

No.  Lactose intolerance has nothing to do with acne, and "organic" simply means that the pesticides and insecticides the cows are exposed to in their food are less toxic than usual."

 

 

Other good reads:

http://www.cbsnews.c...162-573443.html

http://www.cgfi.org/...lk-ad-is-false/

http://randomfoodfac...mone-free-milk/

http://dairycarrie.c...er-bs-bslabels/

http://www.boston.co...tion/?page=full

 

A completely non-milk diet got rid of my cysts, and anything else that screws around with my hormones and estrogen (caffeine, cocoa, sugar, red meat, etc.... ) got rid of the rest of my white heads. Even while I was juicing vegetables and was saying that i was "milk-free", I didn't read the labels of everything I was consuming, and was surprised to find out that I was STILL consuming milk a few months ago. Getting rid of EVERY trace of it helped me more than I could have possibly imagined. The rest of the diet is up to you. Lotion will speed up the healing process on your face. The oil you skin produces will be much healthier and no longer overbreed the bad bacteria. I would seriously consider giving it a go, but you'll need to wait until your body completely gets rid of ALL the hormones and milk you've consumed. I use to drink 3 glasses a day before joining this website one year ago, so it took a while to vanish. For other people, it may take a year... for you, it may only take a month. You never know unless you try it. It's free, it's safe, and it might possibly be your best solution yet.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

Very interesting reads, thank you for sharing!

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:08 PM

thanks for the links... helped understand why milk was messing my skin up... turns out milk hormones were the reason for my breakouts tested by going without for a few months was completely clear had a couple of milk shakes while on holiday next day pop pop came a couple... cant drink caffeine as well tested that the same way as well.. :( ..........






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