I came across some interesting articles about how the hormones in milk spike IGF-1, androgens, insulin and HGH; which we all know are related to acne. I was looking some of this up because it SEEMS like (too early to tell for sure) my skin is changing from possibly two major changes on my part 1) taking vitamin D after being diagnosed deficient and 2) accidently cutting milk out of diet for the past couple weeks (college diet).
Again though, I can't tell yet which the changes are based off of more, but I should be able to figure it out soon. I plan to wait a few more weeks, then re-introduce milk while still taking vitamin D to see what happens to my skin.
But for those of us with oily/acne prone skin and that like to drink lots of milk (I used to drink 18-20 oz a day) I would give this some thought. It might be worth trying to cut out milk for a few weeks to see what happens; just be sure to get your calcium from soy milk or a supplement.
Here's some further reading on how milk contributes to oily skin:
This is sobering news for somebody like me that really likes milk LOL. On the plus side yogurt, cheeses, and ice cream have a much reduced effect due to how they're processed, so they don't have as much of an impact as fresh milk does.
(And Mods, do NOT move this to the Diet and Holistic Health forum. This info is specific to how milk contributes to oily skin, and more people whom this info would be of interest to would see it here. Thanks.)
Edited by CBIOT13, 09 September 2013 - 10:07 PM.