Sometimes Milk Can Cause Acne

When treating patients at our Acne Clinic it is not uncommon for us to hear the question, does milk cause acne? Many patients are concerned that their diary consumption may be a contributing factor in their acne symptoms. Though most often diet is not a cause of acne, milk and other dairy products are sometimes an aggravating factor of acne symptoms.
It should be noted that milk on its own will not cause acne but how dairy affects an individual person’s skin may be a factor. If you are concerned that your dairy consumption may be affecting your skin, it is a good idea to speak with a professional. Your skin is unique, and you may not need to cut out foods you enjoy from your diet.

What Causes Acne?

Milk does not cause acne, but what does? Acne develops when the hair follicles on a person’s skin become clogged with oil or dead skin cells. This prevalence of any one person’s acne depends on a variety of factors including stress, hormone changes, medicine and in some cases diet. Each person has unique factors that will affect their acne production and symptoms.
Though milk on its own does not cause acne some people find that they are sensitive to the hormones within milk. This is true for other dairy products such as ice cream, cheese and yogurt.

Acne Treatment

Acne is often resistant to treatment and can be difficult to treat on your own. If you are experiencing difficulties with treating your acne you don’t have to do it alone. We are here to help you look and feel your best.
Our Acne Clinic offers a variety of acne treatment options to suit your unique needs. Get in touch to learn about our services including laser acne treatment and chemical peels.

What Else Causes Acne?

For more information on what other things can potentially casue acne, please visit our "what causes acne" resource centre.