Is your fro-yo causing your breakouts?!

So nowadays frozen yogurt is all the rage…with the plethora of self-serve yogurt sundae bars on every corner, this can be one snack that is hard to resist. However, could your favorite frozen treat be causing your cystic, rather uncomfortable pimples on your chin or jawline?

I have long believed and taught my clients that cystic acne around the jawline could be linked to dairy consumption. For whatever reason, even Organic dairy products seem to exacerbate oiliness and acne in those with problem skin types. This can be frustrating. In order to find out, I highly recommend passing on the dairy–all of it, from milk to cheese to yogurt, for at least 2-3 weeks. See if you don’t get by with no new blemishes or pimples.

Slowly incorporate 1,2, 3 servings a day if you must after those 2-3 weeks and pay attention to any increase in oiliness or blemishes. You can start to determine your tolerance. You may find that you can eat very little dairy or you may find that your body is more zero tolerance.

The great news is that there are a variety of alternatives to dairy. Personally, I love unsweetened almond milk for cooking, baking and occasionally for drinking and if I’m really the mood for ice cream, I may splurge on the overpriced Coconut milk-based variety. Dairy creates excess mucous in our bodies and without going into the gross details, suffice it to say that it doesn’t do your body very much good as the slogan implies.

Major bonus: cutting out the yogurt, pizza and queso will do wonders for your body come swimsuit season as well, so it’s really a win-win situation! Healthy skin is happy skin!

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