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Does dairy contribute to acne?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created August 11, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Asking for a relative: she has had trouble with acne and is seeing a doc promoting a low carb (whew!), but no-dairy (hmm) diet. Has anyone seen success eliminating acne with excluding dairy? Or has low-carb been enough?

D811808d3bfa5aebc7a1bd971fb6375b

on September 25, 2011
at 09:28 PM

Hey Chris, what's the green tea cleanser you use? One of your own making or a natural brand?

D811808d3bfa5aebc7a1bd971fb6375b

on September 25, 2011
at 09:27 PM

Funny you should say that, earth. Same thing happened to me when I was vegetarian and then raw vegan. All better since I stopped 2+ years ago and went Paleo this year. Regarding the alcohol, try the wine with no sulfites added. My mom breaks out after drinking, but not after drinking the organic and no-sulfite wine.

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on August 04, 2011
at 04:06 PM

IM TRYING THIS!! for some reason, it makes sense to me

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on August 03, 2011
at 09:06 AM

Just a quick update. After a while her skin started getting dry, still no breakouts but her skin was dry despite no soap. I had her eat some liver and up her potato intake. 2 days later, no dry skin.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on June 28, 2011
at 03:50 PM

That's interesting because I also started supplementing zinc, and supplemented D during the winter, around the same time I stopped with milk/yogurt/cheese. And even though I 'cheat' fairly often these days my skin seems fine.

61b801de5dc345b557cd4623d4a4f26b

(2682)

on June 28, 2011
at 12:56 PM

My acne seems to be related to wheat/grain intake.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on June 28, 2011
at 12:21 PM

this would confirm what Danny Roddy says in his new blog post.

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on June 28, 2011
at 11:16 AM

Right. In this case, whatever the mechanism, the vegetables and dairy combined had the acne effect and milk without vegetables didn't have the effect.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on June 28, 2011
at 06:27 AM

I presume the dairy thing is due to Cordain's hypothesis, explained in Dietary cure for acne and milk's IGF-1 effect.

8564091e3cf82ea53843c0dbcf57857a

(990)

on January 05, 2011
at 12:44 AM

I was not using butter or ghee for the first few weeks. Then I added in ghee, then butter. Lately I have added raw cream and kefir. I seem to not do well with cheese. Still having skin issues, frustrating..

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on December 26, 2010
at 01:28 AM

"uber bad"-- +1 for expressiveness

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 25, 2010
at 04:24 AM

I think inflammatory response is the key for most people

4e2a7b49a7196fb7fe1ca014b09c47ed

on December 24, 2010
at 07:18 PM

It's dramatic enough that I noticed this way before ever going paleo.

4e2a7b49a7196fb7fe1ca014b09c47ed

on December 24, 2010
at 07:17 PM

Beer especially, but wine and spirits can do it too. My skin is currently recovering from a wine-laden holiday party. I generally break out within 12 hours of drinking.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on December 24, 2010
at 06:47 PM

what alcohol makes you break out?

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on December 24, 2010
at 06:34 PM

Oh for me, I definitely blame the wheat. My back goes absolutely red when I eat just a slice of bread. It helps a little if I immediately take antihistamines.

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(1634)

on December 24, 2010
at 09:09 AM

Kat - I know dairy includes butter, but some that drop all other dairy still use it. Do you still use butter? Have you seen if there is a difference when butter is the only dairy you include?

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(15976)

on December 23, 2010
at 02:59 PM

any dairy for me gives me zits. Raw or otherwise. I am still a proponent of raw dairy for those that tolerate it but as much as i love happy cows, and believe that good raw milk is close to the best fuel people could find, for me it results in acute reactions. Ive tested this time and again over three years and im 31. But, like anything, now im completely used to living with no dairy whatsoever and its no big deal. (though occasionally cottage cheese just looks really, really good:)

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on August 12, 2010
at 07:07 AM

Curious, is the doctor promoting low carb & moderate protein/fat and low carb&high fat ?

8564091e3cf82ea53843c0dbcf57857a

(990)

on August 11, 2010
at 03:02 PM

Just to add, the dairy I was eating on a Primal diet was organic pastured raw dairy (cow, then switched to sheep) from a local farmer. My digestion did great on dairy and I didn't show any clear signs of intolerance/allergy to it.

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on August 11, 2010
at 02:36 PM

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8564091e3cf82ea53843c0dbcf57857a

(990)

on August 11, 2010
at 02:33 PM

I have done low-carb primal off and on the past 2 1/2 years. I have struggled with acne for a long time, even while dairy-free (but on SAD). Now this month I decided to try dairy-free again while primal, so now pretty much strict paleo. The improvements are hard to ignore. It has only been 2 weeks but I will be doing this for a few months to really get a good idea if it's helping. So far the acne on my shoulders is gone, and my face is clearing up pretty dramatically. People around me have noticed.

In my case low-carb did nothing for my acne, even though it helped digestive symptoms.

I suggest reading Loren Cordain's Dietary Cure for Acne if you're interested in the why/how.

8564091e3cf82ea53843c0dbcf57857a

(990)

on August 11, 2010
at 03:02 PM

Just to add, the dairy I was eating on a Primal diet was organic pastured raw dairy (cow, then switched to sheep) from a local farmer. My digestion did great on dairy and I didn't show any clear signs of intolerance/allergy to it.

B124653b19ee9dd438710a38954ed4a3

(1634)

on December 24, 2010
at 09:09 AM

Kat - I know dairy includes butter, but some that drop all other dairy still use it. Do you still use butter? Have you seen if there is a difference when butter is the only dairy you include?

8564091e3cf82ea53843c0dbcf57857a

(990)

on January 05, 2011
at 12:44 AM

I was not using butter or ghee for the first few weeks. Then I added in ghee, then butter. Lately I have added raw cream and kefir. I seem to not do well with cheese. Still having skin issues, frustrating..

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on June 28, 2011
at 11:10 AM

I used to get horrible acne drinking raw milk and it finally went away for the most part when I stopped drinking the milk. That was about a year ago. About 2-3 months ago I started supplementing A,D,K and zinc consistently and my acne completely went away. Around this time I started drinking non homogenized pasteurized milk, no acne this time around while consuming 8+ cups of milk a day(plus whey protien).

Before this experience I was convinced foods like milk or wheat just inherently caused acne but now I think they just exacerbate low level nutritional deficiencies. You only get rid of the symptoms by removing the foods but not the actual root cause.

Just my 2 cents.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on June 28, 2011
at 03:50 PM

That's interesting because I also started supplementing zinc, and supplemented D during the winter, around the same time I stopped with milk/yogurt/cheese. And even though I 'cheat' fairly often these days my skin seems fine.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on June 28, 2011
at 12:21 PM

this would confirm what Danny Roddy says in his new blog post.

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B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on June 28, 2011
at 05:41 AM

My wife had severe cystic acne since she was a teenager, switching to paleo helped, but she still would have breakouts, she tried no dairy, no fruit, no caffeine, LC, VLC, still had random breakouts. After thinking about it for a while I suggested that she only eat things that grow below ground, ripe fruit when she wanted, and animal products meat, eggs, fish and anything dairy. I had a hunch that vegetables were the problem. I also told her to stop washing her face and to only use cold water with a authentic sponge (the synthetic ones are too abrasive) and a pat dry if she wanted clean up (that took a little more convincing).

After a few days her skin really started to glow (that radiant look, like the morning after you have a lot of sex) and after 2-3 weeks the breakouts stopped completely. It's been several months (6-7), still no breakouts. She doesn't touch vegetation anymore.

So acne I feel is a metabolic disorder, I think vegetables and all the "don't eat me chemicals" interfere with your metabolism and this can manifest as acne especially if you are already prone to acne. I think those chemicals bog down the liver. Even when you prepare vegetables properly those things are still there in some quantity. For some reason people eliminate dairy first before they'd even consider vegetables when cream, cheese, butter, yogurt, are essentially fat, and our bodies like that, but I can understand maybe not drinking regular milk.

Try ditching the vegetables. She hasn't used soap for 6 months. The only thing she puts on her face anymore is Unique E (http://acgrace.com/mixed-tocopherols-oil.html) and coconut oil, that has helped smooth out the scaring.

For those of you eliminating dairy, try eating diary then no vegetables. Also beware of cheeses that have coloring in them or beta-carotene, or carrageenan and other fillers.

UPDATE: Well it's been a couple months, following those guidelines above my wife has not exerienced ANY acne at all. One change is that she has replaced all startches with fruit, but still maintaining the animal products and more diary than before. So there you have it. For her it was vegetables. So I have my own theories as to why it was vegetables. But who cares. It works. That's what matters. She no longer uses the Vitamin E or coconut oil. Just washes with cold water.

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on June 28, 2011
at 11:16 AM

Right. In this case, whatever the mechanism, the vegetables and dairy combined had the acne effect and milk without vegetables didn't have the effect.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on June 28, 2011
at 06:27 AM

I presume the dairy thing is due to Cordain's hypothesis, explained in Dietary cure for acne and milk's IGF-1 effect.

B9cc28905ec54389c47cde031d709703

on August 03, 2011
at 09:06 AM

Just a quick update. After a while her skin started getting dry, still no breakouts but her skin was dry despite no soap. I had her eat some liver and up her potato intake. 2 days later, no dry skin.

1f8384be58052b6b96f476e475abdc74

(2231)

on August 04, 2011
at 04:06 PM

IM TRYING THIS!! for some reason, it makes sense to me

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Bf417f0ad3560adb1a5d1c155246831a

on June 28, 2011
at 03:17 AM

Dairy made my face breakout worse! I was using organic ghee and my face was terrible! I completely stopped that and have beautiful skin now! I wash with a green tea cleanser and moisturize with virgin coconut oil. Smooth like a baby's...hiney! Good luck to you!

D811808d3bfa5aebc7a1bd971fb6375b

on September 25, 2011
at 09:28 PM

Hey Chris, what's the green tea cleanser you use? One of your own making or a natural brand?

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62ed65f3596aa2f62fa1d58a0c09f8c3

(20807)

on August 12, 2010
at 03:54 AM

The one thing that helped my acne more than anything at all has been to stop putting soap and chemicals on my face. Now I only rinse my face with water. WHen I wash my hair using all natural saponified oil soap, I make sure that even that does not touch my face. Any soap, even natural soap strips the natural oils and dries out my face and makes the skin flaky and really seems to contribute to acne. Eating paleo and not letting soap or chemicals touch my face has resulted in a smoother not flaky complexion with no excessive oil. On rare occasions when it is really hot out and my face looks shiny, I just towel it off and I'm fine. This outcome actually makes a lot of sense when you consider that natural body oils are both naturally antibiotic and naturally moisurizing. Now the skin on my face is just naturally healthier and even better, I don't have to spend even one dime on expensive products and chemicals. This is one of those things where I am totally kicking myself for not having tried this a long time ago!

Even if I ever do have to put stuff on my face again, I plan to avoid soap and avoid stripping the natural oils whenever possible. I may towel or rinse my face, but I never allow it to go so far as to remove enough oil to dry my face and leave it unprotected. ANother issue is that natural body oils naturally produce vitamin D that can then be reabsorbed through the skin, so leaving your natural skin oils will probably also improve your vitamin D intake as well! -Eva

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A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

on August 11, 2010
at 06:57 PM

I gave up dairy to get rid of hormonal acne, didn't do much. What did pretty much completely got rid of it bar one spot around TOTM (as far as I can tell) was high-vitamin butter oil. Tbsp a day for a month, ironic that dairy helped me get rid of it when it does seem to be the cause for other people.

Everyone's different though, would be worth a try kicking dairy for a month at least. If that doesn't solve it consider a K2-MK4 supplement, that, in my amateur opinion, was the factor in the butter oil that made the difference. It also has the side effect of making your skin glow, like that inner glow that can never be replicated by a cream.

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on June 28, 2011
at 04:36 AM

For me it does, absolutely. Since taking the final step on my 'paleo' journey and cutting milk, cheese and yogurt, my skin is the clearest it's been since I was 14 (I didn't really go through puberty until 15). I still eat lots of heavy cream and butter, and limit all other dairy strictly but haven't had to cut it out completely. I do get a little bit of a skin-flare if I overdo it - not big, inflamed painful pimples like I used to have all the time, but a tiny whiteheads that resolve quickly.

Low-carb wasn't great for me in other ways, and I still got some pimples. I eat moderate carbs, high fat these days.

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(2057)

on December 23, 2010
at 01:33 PM

So after experimenting adding and removing dairy for a few weeks (I used yogurt, milk, and cheese separately) I've found out that for me, the reaction is almost immediate (within 24-36 hours). 2 weeks with no dairy, no acne; 1 QT of yogurt (grass-fed cream top) and the next day, a spread of large spots on my back and tiny red ones on my chest and arms; a few ounces of cheese however, and it's always my face that gets it, usually around my chin. Milk is strange, anything less than a cup and I don't see anything, anything more and I get mini sinus infections and my face gets uber bad.

The good news is that the reaction is less pronounced with grass fed (but not raw, I tried that too). I did the same experimenting when I was vegetarian, and ANY dairy, even accidental dairy, would trigger huge breakouts that would last a week or two at the least. At least now I have to have a pretty decent portion to notice anything, and they come and go within 4/5 days.

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on December 26, 2010
at 01:28 AM

"uber bad"-- +1 for expressiveness

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on December 23, 2010
at 02:59 PM

any dairy for me gives me zits. Raw or otherwise. I am still a proponent of raw dairy for those that tolerate it but as much as i love happy cows, and believe that good raw milk is close to the best fuel people could find, for me it results in acute reactions. Ive tested this time and again over three years and im 31. But, like anything, now im completely used to living with no dairy whatsoever and its no big deal. (though occasionally cottage cheese just looks really, really good:)

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84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on August 12, 2010
at 07:26 AM

While it's great seeing a medical professional moving things forward I don't think such broad generalization is a good idea. I mean, all diary isn't created equal (despite Cordain).

In my opinion acne is a sign of inflammation and therefore reduction of inflammation is needed.

Quick cure could be fish oil, starting with let's say five capsules (presuming 180/120), upping it up every week by 1 until the symptoms subside.

In my case, the biggest factor was diet but more was done by eliminating grains, sugar and vegetable oil then eliminating diary products. I can eat butter, cheese, cream, kefir with no acne increase, while milk consumption almost always increases the amount of spots. If she wants to go through with the elimination I would suggests that she first tries with eliminating milk and then cheese.

I second Eva's suggestion about ditching cosmetics.

Also I would recommend vitamin D supplementation with dose depending on the current level although I presume 10 000 UI would be just fine.

If she has been through antibiotics treatment then the problem gets more complicated because there is a possibility that the gut is then contributing to inflammation. In that case pectin, inulin and lactulose. It takes time though.

I wish her all the best,

Ikco

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4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

on August 11, 2010
at 08:16 PM

My personal observations have revolved around acne being caused by food allergies, but not a specific allergy.

As gluten but not lactose intolerant, my acne(body/chin/mouth) comes with wheat and I have none even while consuming dairy, yet my lactose intolerant friend who is also paleo breaks out with dairy(even raw dairy, which he can "tolerate")

I call food allergies of any kind = acne etc.

The trick is finding which affect the individual

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on December 25, 2010
at 04:24 AM

I think inflammatory response is the key for most people

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58a49b7e6356bd3eaaefed676445b720

on August 11, 2010
at 02:50 PM

My acne always clears up from just going low-carb. Actually, I'm suspicious that it's just wheat that is the factor, but I've never gone wheat/gluten free without also being low-carb, so I'm not sure.

I've always eaten tons of cheese, butter, yogurt and some heavy cream. This admittedly is anecdotal; everyone is different, I guess, but full-fat and fermented dairy has never caused skin problems for me.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on December 24, 2010
at 06:34 PM

Oh for me, I definitely blame the wheat. My back goes absolutely red when I eat just a slice of bread. It helps a little if I immediately take antihistamines.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 26, 2010
at 09:34 AM

short. keep your blood clean* go to fresh air* go to the sea* shower cold*

try to becautious with milk*maybe fast for a half day o longer* mabe the problem isnt in food world!

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on December 24, 2010
at 06:46 PM

I fall in line with PANU on this issue. Dairy can be a problem and can cause problems but it does so when the gut is already injured. It isn't an aggiatator. It doesn't intiate problems in most people but once the underline 'problem' is there it can start to promote chaos. That said, if dairy is giving you trouble, it may be because you have other digestive issues to deal with. The acne may be correlated with removal of dairy but milk causing acne may be a cause of larger digestive troubles. I'm currently off milk while my gut spends sometime patching things up. I'll give a more complete view of this in three to six months depending upon the orthodoxy of my diet.

Update: I take it back. Well sort of. I consume a lot of cheese and butter. No problem. But I decided to throw some Whey protein into the mix (I'm trying to add some muscle weight). That did not go over-well. Acne on the chest, back, and rash like acne on the legs and upper arms. I'll probably cut out cheese for a while after I'm done with my current block.

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on August 12, 2010
at 06:44 AM

Dairy is a major acne trigger for me and cutting it out leaves me pretty much 100% free of acne. Cordain's "Dietary Cure for Acne" says that grains, dairy, and sugar are the 3 biggest causes of acne. I'd have to throw in hydrogenated oils as another one too or anything that throws off your omega 3 to 6 balance, creating inflammation.

Dairy is highly inflammatory due to its glycemic index so its pretty clear how it could trigger it. I seem to do fine with pastured ghee but any milk or cheese will have me breaking out fast.

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92894924b5d2a542a650f3f778f53535

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on August 11, 2010
at 02:57 PM

I thought it did for a while. I was eating paleo dairy free for the most part, but would have some store-bought yogurt every once in a while, and would break out not long after. But recently I made the switch to a dairy-centric diet, but this time all grass-fed organic, for experiments sake. And despite eating about 800-900 calories worth of cheese, milk, and cream, I haven't had any skin issues and I've been losing weight more quickly, calorie for calorie.

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on August 11, 2010
at 02:52 PM

If you have an intolerance or allergy to it, of course. I always get bad break outs when I consume dairy. I am allergic to dairy. For what it's worth, I didn't know I was allergic to dairy until I was an adult. Most of the allergy issues I have when I consume dairy are skin related, too. Sucks, too, because I can really throw back some yogurt :)

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on January 06, 2011
at 12:53 AM

Seems like an increase in lactose content seems to correlate to it for you guys. I see a lot of references to monolithic "cheese" but have you guys experimented with cheese of various ages/hardnesses? Aged cheese has almost no lactose (and a good amount of MK-7 K2 to boot)

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on December 26, 2010
at 06:37 AM

Take a look at www.acnemilk.com for details.

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on December 25, 2010
at 12:57 AM

For me, absolutely. It takes about a week after consuming it, but I break out in huge cysts whenever I eat it. Higher fat dairy doesn't always break me out if I consume it in small doses, but something like skim milk is guaranteed to cause my face to erupt into spots.

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4e2a7b49a7196fb7fe1ca014b09c47ed

on December 24, 2010
at 07:26 AM

Wow, it's very individual! When I was vegan (no dairy obviously) I had acne for the first time in my life! I never even had it as a teen. Not sure what was causing it precisely, but my diet was super high in grains, legumes, and sugar and low in fats of all kind, especially n3.

Since going paleo, my skin has improved immensely! Unfortunately, alcohol also makes me break out. Super sad.

4e2a7b49a7196fb7fe1ca014b09c47ed

on December 24, 2010
at 07:17 PM

Beer especially, but wine and spirits can do it too. My skin is currently recovering from a wine-laden holiday party. I generally break out within 12 hours of drinking.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on December 24, 2010
at 06:47 PM

what alcohol makes you break out?

4e2a7b49a7196fb7fe1ca014b09c47ed

on December 24, 2010
at 07:18 PM

It's dramatic enough that I noticed this way before ever going paleo.

D811808d3bfa5aebc7a1bd971fb6375b

on September 25, 2011
at 09:27 PM

Funny you should say that, earth. Same thing happened to me when I was vegetarian and then raw vegan. All better since I stopped 2+ years ago and went Paleo this year. Regarding the alcohol, try the wine with no sulfites added. My mom breaks out after drinking, but not after drinking the organic and no-sulfite wine.

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on December 24, 2010
at 02:11 AM

Ive had acne issues my entire life. By the time I adopted Paleo they had subsided a lot (Im older) but I still had to be very careful...never skip washing face, high-end products only, never put hand on face, etc... Since going Paleo (no dairy either) I am almost bulletproof to acne. I can skip washing my face, lay my hand on my face, and use cheaper products. Since good skin is generated from inside out Ive never had better skin and get compliments on it all of the time.

Extra benefit: since giving up dairy my sinuses are no longer stuffed up. I can breath deeper which has also led to much more restful sleep.

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on December 23, 2010
at 05:59 PM

Whenever I have nuts I break out. Over an ounce or so is trouble, but dairy is fine for me.

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(1276)

on December 23, 2010
at 05:55 PM

I get cystic zits on my jawline within 36 hours of having more than a splash of milk. Luckily they're short-lived little buggers. I can eat maybe a scoop of fatty ice cream every few days and be fine. If I do it every day, I will break out. Fermented dairy is fine. Grass-fed whole milk is not.

Gotta say I love having this tolerance level. I can get away with half&half in my coffee if I can't find good cream, but between this and gluten intolerance I can usually turn down any nasty desserts for "allergy" reasons.

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on December 23, 2010
at 03:42 PM

There is a strong correlation between dairy and acne for me. Like Katie, my reaction is very obvious and almost immediate (probably 36-48 hours for me). I can get away with small amounts of cheese, but any kind of milk triggers the acne. Even goat's dairy triggers the acne. I would've never been inclined to believe that my acne was dairy-related all these years, but I can't argue with the results..

I think the best course of action is to cut out all dairy for a month then slowly add dairy items back one week at a time.

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on December 23, 2010
at 05:34 AM

I think that less is more when it comes to your face and creams/soaps/lotions. I do not wash my face that often; a lot less than my friends do. I never could afford fancy stuff, and only use a washcloth on my face. My diet includes yoghurt & cheese occasionally but I used to drink a lot of milk, and still had no problems with my skin.

My daughter on the other hand, has a little bit of acne (she is a teenager) & still consumes grains even though she thinks she is a little allergic to them. She says they just "taste so good, MOM!"

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on December 23, 2010
at 05:14 AM

It's something I've noticed that I never notice with any other type of food. Whenever I eat cheese or ice cream, it happens, I get a gigantic zit that almost instantly appears. It sounds ridiculous but it is true. Of course the zit goes away quickly too (in a day or two), so it's only temporary, but still quite hideous.

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on August 11, 2010
at 04:25 PM

Personally it's quite obvious that most forms of dairy cause me to break out. Cheese (even grass fed), milk, whole heavy cream. If I eat it, give me a day and you'll know. Butter seems to cause no such effect though (thank the gods). I am lactose-intolerant but can tolerate (digestion wise) most forms of dairy except for straight up milk (unless it's raw).

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