“Cow’s milk, eating cheese… My skin — my acne flares up” I can’t count the number of times clients point to their acne sighting dairy products as the culprit. Or eczema. Skin conditions generally. Dairy free skin benefits are a no brainer. So they say.
WHAT’S THE REAL STORY? Must we give up dairy for acne free, clear, healthy looking skin? Read on to find the precise science behind dairy and acne.
There’s no definite link between dairy and acne, but there are theories about it. What does this mean exactly?
Going dairy free can be recommended as a trial and error method to treat adult acne using naturopathy — HOLD THE PRESS — At Susannah Makram Clinics we just don’t do trial and error. We do functional. We help manage conditions like adult acne using care pathways designed for only you.
So, whats’ the real story?
In an article he wrote for a medical journal in 2008, F. William Danby, MD, a skin expert who promotes the possible dairy-acne connection, explained how the two may be related. Milk contains components related to the hormone testosterone that may stimulate oil glands in the skin, setting the stage for acne.