When it comes to problem skin, I am a big supporter of locating the cause of the problem rather than masking it with products.
More often than you can imagine, the root of many skin problems lies inside – and can be treated with food.
I speak daily to customers who have changed their skin by eliminating certain foods.
Dairy Products as Skin Triggers
Dairy products have long been known as a potential trigger for skin diseases, especially those that are aggravated by inflammation such as acne, eczema and rosacea.
While milk products are alkaline outside the body, they become acidic in the stomach – and can hinder the body's natural detoxification process.
The strongest connections exist between the consumption of dairy products and acne. Eating milk and other fermented milk products can lead to hormonal imbalances that stimulate overproduction of sebum and lead to clogged pores and clogged skin.
Many who choose to cut dairy products from their diet have noticed that symptoms such as nausea and stress have decreased. They have also reported better sleep patterns and higher energy levels.
Over time, sodium levels in the bloodstream can also be reduced and cholesterol levels can be greatly reduced.
A dairy-free diet can be of great benefit to people with digestive problems. Around 75% of the world's population cannot digest dairy products properly and it is irritating in conditions such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) that affect up to 20% of the UK population.
so something that works for someone else may be completely wrong for you.
Let me emphasize – there is little clinical evidence to link dairy products to diseases such as acne, rosacea and eczema.
However, many doctors and nutritionists recommend an exclusion diet based solely on experience and anecdotal evidence.
If you make drastic changes to your diet, I would always recommend consulting a doctor or nutritionist beforehand.
So does anyone follow a dairy-free diet? Did you find it changed your skin? I would like to know!
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