To try and help my acne, I decided to cut dairy out of my diet. Some say it works and some say it doesn’t *thinking emoji* so here’s what I found…
When I was younger, as in like baby times, I had excema and my mum stopped feeding me cows milk and gave me goats milk instead, and that got rid of the excema and it never came back. I only get excema when I’m really stressed and it flares up on my neck and eyes (ouch), but the only way I can get rid of this is antibiotics and creams from the doctors.
I was scared to have soya milk incase I didn’t like it so I started by getting a soya latte from Starbucks instead of a normal latte containing cows milk, then I realised that I actually much prefer soya in my coffee! Such a good way to lead yourself into it. If you don’t like it, try getting a syrup like vanilla added in. I would definitely cut down slowly instead of just suddenly cutting dairy out as your body will struggle to adjust.
So, I only really had milk in my cereal and in my tea, and omg I love tea (northern AF). Soya doesn’t really taste great in tea but in Earl Grey tea it’s really nice! But it’s easier to just have green tea instead. I have Clipper tea as the tea bags aren’t bleached so it’s healthier for you, plus there’s so many flavours and varietys. For breakfast I switched to soya yogurt, granola and chia seeds, some days I’ll add some fruit in their depending on how hungry I am. Tesco do really nice own brand soya yogurt and the Alpro vanilla one is also a shout.
So you’re not going to see magic results over night so be patient but I deffo noticed changes within a few days. My stomach was way less bloated, I didn’t even realise that it was bloated beforehand! Within a week to 10 days my skin was a lot less irritated and blotchy. I still get spots, but a lot lot less than what I did before hand. I would 100% say that cutting out dairy helped my skin and my acne.
If you’re going to go ahead and cut out dairy, remember that it’s an extremely long term commitment. You can’t do it for 2 weeks and then pick it up again. And remember, that the next time you do eat dairy or lactose, your body will have trouble digesting it! The stomach pains aren’t worth it for a few scoops of Ben & Jerrys, have sorbet instead.