Is Probiotic Yougurt (Kefir) Good For Your Skin?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 28, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I have read a few places that the probiotic yougurt (see here) can cause your skin to breakout. While there seems to be a good number of digestive health benefits I wanted to know if there is any validity to this . . . after all I am very self conscious



on October 29, 2012
at 06:15 AM

your referenced link did not mention anything about kefir causing acne



on October 28, 2012
at 08:03 PM

Some people react to dairy by breaking out. It's not the yoghurt per se, it's just dairy overall. I think the only way to find out is to remove dairy, see if your skin improves, or introduce dairy and see if it worsens...

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on October 29, 2012
at 05:40 AM

Some people breakout on dairy, but it can become better overtime if you're off grains and dairy for some time (some theorize that dairy intolerance is a result of grain intolerance).

What you can do is to try home-made goat kefir, fermented for 24 hours (for less lactose). Add a bit of RAW honey in it, berries, nuts, and eat. The goat part is because it has a different casein than that of cows, making it easier to tolerate it. And the home-made part is because store-bought kefir is a joke, it doesn't contain all the bacteria/yeasts. I bought my kefir "grain" culture on Amazon. It's super easy to prepare kefir, no special equipment is required.


on October 29, 2012
at 06:45 AM

It mainly depends on your skin type, otherwise nothing is bad, only just need to balance it. nubi nubi


on October 28, 2012
at 09:51 PM

If your skin is actively breaking out, you should not be eating any dairy. Not even raw dairy.

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