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Over the last 2 weeks I have eaten more dairy then usual, feta cheese/ cheddar and milk, now I usually get a slight break out from iregular periods but now my skin is an acne disaster.<br><br>
Can dairy cause acne? as its the only thing I ate a lot of (for me) over the last two weeks.
 

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Maybe you have a mild intolerance. Such things, not just lactose intolerance, can really screw with skin tone.<br><br>
Or you haven't drank enough pails of water and have replaced them with milk. Water really helps clear your skin, so if your intake dropped...
 

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Apparently there is research that dairy, along with red meat, is one of the main dietary factors that can influence breakouts. <a href="http://acne.about.com/od/acnetriggers/a/milkandacne.htm" target="_blank">http://acne.about.com/od/acnetriggers/a/milkandacne.htm</a> (sources at the end). Research is inconclusive but it's believed that hormones in dairy could be the culprit.
 

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going to cut out the dairy again and see what happens... As for the "aliens" code word for periods <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">) my friends and i came up with it as we dont want men to be freaked out every time we have to talk about it - its always a bit funny.
 

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kasandra, I've never had major issues with acne, but I was finding that as time passed it seemed to be getting a little worse. This was throughout the past few years, so as an adult (I rarely got it as a teenager) and a vegetarian that consumed a fair bit of dairy. When I went vegan, my acne almost completely disappeared. I've gone from getting a couple of pimples a month (me at my worst) to maybe a couple every few months. So, yeah, certainly for me dairy seems to be connected to getting acne, and I've read about there being a connection. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Dairy seemed to be the main cause of my breakouts, at least. My skin's not totally clear now, but it's definitely a LOT better.
 

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people think its in my head. but i am convinced its the dairy... i only take a little bit of milk in my tea and avoid dairy in everything else but then the last 2 weeks did have like i said feta/lindt/cheddar and a lot more then usual<br><br>
AND BOOM!!!!! not just pimples... my skin looks inflammed and angry<br><br>
cutting dairy out all together now ... ...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kasandra</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2893066"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
... cutting dairy out all together now ... ...</div>
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Yay!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> You're almost vegan!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kasandra</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2893066"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
cutting dairy out all together now ... ...</div>
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Awesome! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Although I've known that I'm lactose intolerant for years, with one of the symptoms being breakouts, and another one being how your digestive system is acting. So I actually did the opposite of what many vegans do and cut out dairy before I cut out meat. Once I cut out the dairy, my skin calmed down a lot, and once I cut out the meat, now I only have a zit or 2 when, um, the aliens are coming.
 

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Yes everyone says its hormonal but lately like you point out Mia only get one or two!! Now its a huge acne break out!<br><br>
Its terrible !! I know it will clear but its just terrible as you can't even put make up on! Eish!<br><br>
My grandmother was lacktose intolerant!<br><br>
I am just DONE with dairy!
 

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It used to be huge breakouts for me, it was depressing being in my 20s and having to put concealer on upwards of 5 places daily!<br><br>
By the way, if you ever miss dairy, coconut milk ice cream is even better than the normal kind. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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erm i wonder if i will be able to find that in cape town... will do a little hunt tomorrow I love ice cream but more Milk Chocolate... so will have to find substitute for that...<br><br>
i went off the contraceptive a year ago and that really helped me with pms etc. hormones are terrible made me a calmer person, lost weight no more moods... but the physical side effect of some break outs is sometimes a bit harsh. never as bad as now thou.
 

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ever since i quit dairy my skin has looked gorgeous, like i was 20. that's enough to convince me dairy can be bad for the skin
 

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Yeah it's pretty crazy how much my skin changed once I ditched the dairy. Alcohol is another trigger for my acne but I seem to have an alcohol allergy because I would get huge cysts on my face if I even had a sip. Good thing I despise alcohol!<br><br>
I think hormones also play a part but if you're eating dairy you're also ingesting hormones and other funky stuff.
 

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fadeaway1289 - maybe you are on to something - i hardly drink lately but have had a few glasses of champers over the last 2 weeks - huge cysts is how I would describe these buggers on my face...<br><br>
probably lots of truth in Dr Perricones eating plan about foods which cause inflamation in the body.<br><br>
I am going to follow a journal and see what triggers what.
 

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fadeaway1289 - maybe you are on to something - i hardly drink lately but have had a few glasses of champers over the last 2 weeks - huge cysts is how I would describe these buggers on my face...<br><br>
probably lots of truth in Dr Perricones eating plan about foods which cause inflamation in the body.<br><br>
I am going to follow a journal and see what triggers what.</div>
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Yep I would get groups of them. They were huge and painful!! Also impossible to cover up and took forever to go away.<br><br>
The journal is a great idea!!!!
 

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THANKS everyone for the feed back!<br><br>
Going to keep a journal. Already switch my normal tea to green tea with honey to avoid dairy.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Eliminating dairy didn't make a difference for me. The major cause for me is stress, but I also think there is a difference when I change my towels/pillowcase regularly.
 
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