From experimenting with my diet I've found that eating dairy results in a few spots/ some acne (always facial/ neck) the following day. Greek yoghurt doesn't seem to cause much reaction at all (1-2 spots, if any), but more than an ounce of cheese tends to trigger 4-5 spots. I get through about 500g (23 ounces) of full fat plain Greek yoghurt a week, and about 75g (3 ounces) of cheese per week.
I'm not so hot on the science behind how the dairy causes acne, and I'm wondering if this exterior symptom (which to be honest I can deal with - I'm ok with having 2-3 small spots for a couple of days a week from the vanity angle) is just the 'tip of the iceberg' and actually a sign that I have a dairy intolerance and should stay away from dairy entirely?
I don't get any gut symptoms that I can tell, it's just a couple of breakouts a week. I'm 20 years old.
asked byOz_1 (410)
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on July 30, 2012
at 11:37 AM
If it is causing any problems in your body that you notice, that means you do not tolerate it will. There may be even other symptoms that you dont notice as a reaction the the dairy, such as inflammation. Get rid of it entirely for a while to see how you feel. Or, if you feel ok will a bit of greek yogurt here and there, eat it sparingly. It all depends on what works best for you.