Down With Dairy — I Gave It Up And My Skin Has Never Felt Better

Just to be fair and honest, I didn’t give up dairy completely. I still eat cheese or ice cream once in a while (verrryyyy sparingly though). However, giving up milk has done wonders for my skin.

I read this book called, “Feed Your Face” by Dr. Jessica Wu and in it she described how milk and other dairy products can affect our hormones thus leading to certain types of skin issues. So I decided to give it a a try and it actually worked!  

In a HuffPo article Dr. Wu describes how dairy products can be linked to acne.

“In recent years, research has shown that dairy is inflammatory, which means that it leads to redness, swelling, and pus-all of which can worsen pimples. Even if you choose organic milk products, which are made without bovine Growth Hormone, all milk products contain intrinsic cow proteins that can have a hormonal effect on your skin and lead to increased oil production and clogged pores. Try switching to soy milk or almond milk. If you do, just make sure you’re getting your calcium another way.”

I knew that getting rid of dairy actually worked because during my time of the month, I wasn’t getting a giant zit. Another thing that helped me was to increase my water intake. I recently did this thing where I drank 3L of water per day and it helped to even out and smooth my skin. Now I must admit,  I have fallen off the wagon with the amount of water I drink, but I still am doing better than I was before.

What are some beauty/skin remedies that have helped you?

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