Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Milk, Y U DO DIS?

Hello, lovelies~ About a week ago, I tweeted a picture of my face that is decorated with none other than pimples. There were around, I'd say, six to seven of them having a party on my cheeks, nose, and chin. 
Taken from my twitter account
The cause?

Half a glass of milk.

Yes, you read it right. I decided to try making my own capuccino and ended up with half a dozen of pimples. Milk and I hasn't been the greatest friend for a long time. This isn't an unusual occurence for me.

Still, I get questions from some of you lovelies as to why it causes a bad reaction to my skin. I'm not allergic to milk. I'm not lactose intolerant.

So, why then?

Why, Milk, Why?

Although there isn't much evidence to support the claim that dairy products cause acne, there has been a few studies conducted to show the relevance, even if it is a weak one. The author of the 2005 study said that the hormones produced by pregnant cows got passed on to the milk which may increased the activity of the oil glands in our body. Once in the body, that hormone is converted into dehydrotestosterone (DHT), which can make acne worse.

It's said that most dairy products can produce the same reaction, but I don't have major problems with them. I do break out sometimes when I consume cheese, but not as bad as milk. T_T

So, No More Milk For Me?

Well, no, if it breaks me out. I have been switching to other types of milk such as soy milk or almond milk, even though the latter is a bit difficult to get.

Lesson is...

Skip milk, even those labelled as skim milk. I have been drinking my coffee with either non-dairy creamer (yes, this is bad, as well) or soy milk.

What about you, lovelies? Do you have any reactions against milk or any dairy products? Let me know in the comments below and until then, I'll see you later~ ^_^


1. Growing evidence suggests possible link between diet and acne. http://www.aad.org/stories-and-news/news-releases/growing-evidence-suggests-possible-link-between-diet-and-acne
2. Can Food Cause Acne? http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/can-food-cause-acne?page=2

3. What causes Acne?  http://www.dermnetnz.org/acne/acne-causes.html

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  1. I don't but my youngest son does. And since he's still breast-feeding it affects him :(

    1. I hope his reactions aren't too bad, considering he is still young. :(

  2. It's truee! Aku jg sama sis. Kalau minum susu pasti jerawatan T_T

  3. ci, aku juga lagi banyak yang kayak gtu huhuu...bikin kepala ( alias muka ) penuh banget...super crowded hahaha

  4. Nice info sis, baru tahu ada hubungannya sama jerawat~

  5. Ci, setauku konsumsi soy yg berlebihan juga bisa jadi jerawat loh.. Terlalu berlebihan usaha menstabilkan hormon nya :(

    Kalo rajin bikin aja rice milk ci, ak pernah sekali doang hehehe..

  6. hi Phanie :)
    aku juga lagi ngalamin jerawat persis yang kayak di fotomu ini. cuma sepertinya bukan karena alergi. aku curiga karena lagi coba skin care baru setelah lepas dari perawatan muka dokter (dulu aku sempet jerawatan). kira2 mungkin krn itu ga ya? trus sampe kapan ya aku harus coba skin care ini dan cari skin care lain?

    thanks :)

    1. Hi, Aulia~ Ah, emang nyebelin banget kalo kena serangan dari si jerawat -_-

      Selain lepas perawatan muka dokter, apa ada hal lain di luar kebiasaan kamu? Kalo memang tidak ada, bisa jadi karena sedang dalam rangka lepas perawatan muka dokter. Kalau boleh tau, dari dokter/klinik mana ya?

      Untuk masa mencoba skin care, biasanya kurang lebih 28 hari atau hampir sama dengan siklus alami regenerasi kulit. Kalau lebih dari itu kulit masih bermasalah seperti jerawat, iritasi, merah, dll, ada baiknya skincare tersebut dihentikan. :)

      Kalau ada yang masih kurang jelas, monggo ditanyakan~ Semoga menjawab ya~ ^_^

    2. thank you Phanie udah jawab pertanyaanku :)
      karena menyebutkan dokter dan juga skin care yang sekarangku pakai, aku putuskan untuk kirim saja lanjutan ceritanya ke consultation form mu yaaa!

    3. Hi, Aulia~ Siap, udah kubales ya emailmu~ :)