Milk can exacerbate acne
More research supports the connection between diet and acne and it also concludes that even “healthy” foods, such as milk, can exacerbate the skin condition. According to a new study from the University of Hull in the U.K., nutrition can have a significant impact on acne, as foods with a high glycemic index, including milk, can cause the condition to flare. These are foods that raise a person's blood sugar—often they are those high in carbohydrates.
The researchers concluded that investigating the link between glycemic index and acne could be a significant step towards helping people control the condition. Instead of a diet full of foods with high glycemic index, the scientists recommend following one rich in fruits and vegetables, which may have a protective effect against acne.
Previous research has shown that the adverse social, psychological and emotional effects of acne can be comparable to those created by more serious chronic conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis or psoriasis.