Can Sugar In Dairy Products Cause Acne And Pimples?

According to researchers, consumption of high levels of omega-3 fatty acids keeps skin clean.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Mar 11, 2020 15:35 IST
Can Sugar In Dairy Products Cause Acne And Pimples?

Are you fond of milk, cream, butter and other dairy products? Then here is a piece of bad news for those who want to get rid of acne. In fact, according to a study, dairy products like butter, cream and milk do not cure the pimples but increase it further. Conversely, people who have turned to dairy products like butter, milk in search of clean skin, this problem of their face increases further. According to new research by this year's 'European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress' in Madrid, people with acne on the face tend to eat more or apply dairy products daily.

Dietary factors


The research conducted by the 'European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress' first studied the internal and external factors of acne. To do this, researchers examined data from more than 6,700 participants in North America, South America, and Europe who have facial pimples. Researchers found that about 50 per cent of those who had more acne on their face consumed dairy products every day. Apart from this, those who ate fewer dairy products had less acne. This is because the proteins of dairy products make your skin more oily, which causes more dust or dirt to stick on the face. Therefore, there are more nail-pimples on the faces of such people.

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Environmental factors

Not only dairy products but also environmental factors are the reason for the excessive facial pimples. Your skin is also greatly affected by where you live and how you live. According to research, acne is also more often on the face than pollution and stress. That is why it is important to choose only green places and stay covered while going out of the house. Drink water frequently and wash your face.

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Sugar and skin

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I was recently forced to go on a zero-sugar diet because of terrible spikes in my blood sugar due to PCOS. While I hated every second of the deprivation, one benefit was undeniable: My skin GLOWED by the end of that month. Which led me to believe a fact I had long run away from... that sugar not only wreaks horror on our health, it has a terribly negative impact on our skin as well. It’s a fact borne out by medical science and every single dermatologist I spoke to about this. Think dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines and loss of radiance. And super fast track to premature ageing. Now, while there is no chance that I will go off my doughnuts and Cinnabons forever, I am at least trying to stick closer to the medical board approved 24 grams of sugar at the max, in a day. That’s about 6 teaspoons. Most of us average at about 18 teaspoons DAILY, when we factor in all the hidden sugars. Even my salads, I learnt, are full of this stuff. Time to make a change. So, click on link in bio to see all the ways sugar harms our skin and how to cut it down without going out of your mind. Who’s joining me? . . . . #sugar #sugarfreelife #sugarandskin #refinedsugarfree #sugardetox #beauty #skincare #beautyaddict #beautyjunkie #bblogger #bbloggers #instabeauty #skincareroutine #beautycommunity #instaskincare #skincarejunkie #glowingskin #skincareaddict #skingoals #instaskincare #beautyroutine #nutrition #myquest #skinfood #skinhealth #skincareregime #stocksy #darkcircles #acne

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Other facts of acne were also investigated in this research. According to these facts, there are two reasons behind the fact that milk products are associated with acne, the first being that dairy contains lactose which is a form of sugar. Sugar causes inflammation in the pores of our skin so that it not only causes acne but can also cause other diseases. According to research, more intake of sugar in any form is not the same for the body as well as the skin. Second, sugar is not only in dairy products and sweet items but also in foods that seem salty, such as cheese or bread, etc. All these things have a high glycemic index, which increases the amount of sugar in the blood. Also, a high glycemic index can cause the body to produce a lot of insulin, which is not very good for the body.

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When @cawalnuts gives you 2 pounds of walnuts you make homemade WALNUT MILK🥛 I’m a happy nut over here because I got a fresh morning dose of brain boosting🧠and heart healthy💕ALA omega-3s in my coffee this morning!☕️ . With regards to homemade nut milk - I honestly always thought to myself: who has time for that?! but it actually turned out to be such a fun little experiment and as easy as blending up a smoothie - the only preparation required was allowing the walnuts to soak in water overnight. Check story to see step by step instructions📝 . Truly tastes much better (fresh AF😋) than store bought nut milk and is made with only 3 ingredients: walnuts, water and vanilla extract👍🏻. Link in bio👩🏻‍💻 for @calwanuts recipe that I followed (left out the honey and salt for less sugar/sodium - totally wasn’t necessary either since it came out DELISH🍼) Hope you guys are having a great day!⭐️ . . . #eatbetter #beyourbest #nutritionbyrd #walnutmilk #cawalnuts #omega3s #nutmilk #homemadenutmilk #recipe #recipeideas #teamgoodfat #whole30 #simpleingredients #foodasfuel #foods4thought #getinmybelly #bbgcommunity #dairyfree #wholefoods #bbg #bbgcommunity #healthyfoodporn #tiuapproved #glutenfreefood #inchaarg #chaargeats #tiubikiniseries #feedfeed #butfirstcoffee #hearthealthy #weightloss

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Walnut milk: An alternative to dairy products

Omega-3 has anti-inflammatory properties which can soothe acne breakouts. So we should use nut milk instead of dairy products to keep our face clean and spotless. This will not produce much oil in your body. In this way, your face will not be oily and will remain spotless in dust and soil. You can also use almond milk in place of dairy products. Along with all this, you must stay stress-free and perform yoga and exercise. This will keep your skin completely clean and glowing.

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