Dairy Products

A number of clients ask about texture of their skin around cheeks area or acne that they never had before. The texture can be very confusing since it doesn’t look like whiteheads or blackheads but more likely little bumps under skin. It can be anything and without personal consultation and asking many questions its very hard to say for sure but here is one of the many theories.

Reducing or eliminating dairy products from your diet is worth a try to see what effect it has on your skin. Here are a number of reasons why you might notice good results.

If you are using nonorganic cow’s milk, there is a good chance it came from cows who have had their natural level of certain hormones boosted with injections to increase their milk production. In addition, cow’s milk today contains much higher level of estrogen and progesterone than was previously normal. Our own hormonal cycle are known to influence sebum production, so avoiding additional dietary intake of their hormones may be a good idea.

And if you are trying to use organic milk products, another possibility is that you may be allergic to milk. This is an immune-system reaction to certain protein found in milk. Its not the same as being lactose intolerant, which is cause by a reaction to milk sugar.

An allergic reaction can occur immediately or up to 72 hours later and unfortunately, it takes up to 3 months to clean the system and see the results on the skin. It can cause inflammation wherever the allergen or immunoglobulin-G antibodies are deposited in the body. This inflammatory process can result in acne and/or other skin conditions.

Other physical effects like constipation and other digestive upsets, ear infection, headaches and sinus congestion are also common reactions among people who are intolerant of dairy products.

If you can’t drink your coffee without milk - try to substitute with almond milk, cheese with goat cheese, and butter with avocado.

And if you have any questions or concerns about your skin condition, don’t be afraid to come for a consultation with skin specialist.

Dasha Kazakova