At some point in your life, I'm sure you've heard milk is either really great for you (Got Milk?) or milk is totally bad for you. I must admit, over the years I've slowly cut most dairy out of my life and my skin has never been more grateful for it. I still eat dairy products, such as cheese (I live for pizza), but I limit where I can. For instance, I've cut out the milk & cereal option and have now opted for low-calorie waffles (sans syrup) with a banana every morning. I've also replaced my typical coffee creamer with almond creamer. Easy substitutes like that have made a difference in my skin (I have very acne-prone skin).
Most of you don't know this, but my husband is lactose intolerant. What does this mean? Basically, people with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk, which results in 💩. Since we live together, we rarely stock our fridge with any dairy products. When I cook, I cook for both of us, which means I can't add any cheese, milk, yogurt, etc. We do enjoy pizza every once in awhile, but I must say, not having dairy products in our house has drastically changed my diet from when I lived alone.
There's growing evidence suggesting a possible link between diet and acne, and I think I'm proof of this. I've been kinder to my skin and in turn, I've seen less breakouts.
If you're unsure about cutting dairy out of your diet, try finding small substitutes (like coffee creamer) that you wouldn't mind changing up. My favorite coffee creamer is Silk Sweet n' Creamy Almond Creamer. Check out the Nutritional Facts below!