The Truth About How Dairy Is Affecting Your Skin
Before you dip your spoon back into the ice cream carton, you might want to read this. While you may not be lactose intolerant when it comes to your stomach, dairy could be affecting your skin when it comes to acne, inflammation, and aging. The concept that dairy is connected to skin health has long been buzzed about, and many claim their face is only clear when they eat a diet free of the food group. To weigh in on the matter, we consulted Dr. Frank Lipman of the Be Well brand.
"The skin is our largest organ and reflects what is going on internally throughout the body, so when we see signs of irritation or inflammation showing up on our skin, it is a signal that our body is reacting to something," he explained. "Exposure to dairy can often be a culprit here as it can activate our immune system and cause an inflammatory response."
Dr. Lipman broke down three ways that milk and cheese may be keeping you from flawless skin.