There are undeniable benefits being 50 plus. I don’t have to study for SAT’s, I don’t have to endure “keggers” and I don’t have to pack school lunches– so why should my aging face have random breakouts? I mean, if I don’t have the hormones to keep my skin soft and firm why should the mirror show inconvenient blemishes.
According to my acne guru, Dr Albert Lefkovits, diet can play a big role in adult acne. And the big shocker was the role of milk and dairy products. In a landmark study of 47,000 nurses, those that had more than three servings of milk a day had as much as 44% more acne than those that had less than one serving.
Researchers believe that its not the milk per se that is the problem but the hormones that are given to the cattle to make them produce larger quantities of milk. Those extra hormones can be enough to trigger can eruptions, especially when you are over age 30. But milk is the best source of calcium which is essential for strong teeth and bones– and eliminating dairy products is a bad idea. A better one? According to Dr Lefkovits (dralbertlefkovits.com), switch to organic milk and butter for hormone free dairy.
When looking at diet and acne, dairy is not the only bad actor. Next week we’ll look at the eye opening connection between sugar, acne and wrinkles. There are alot of expensive anti-aging options out there, but changing you diet can save money as it improves skin quality. Have you found that certain foods help or hurt your complexion?