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Myth: Milk Causes Acne

By SARAH BEEK

BUSTED: This is another misinterpretation. Milk doesn’t trigger acne or breakouts. It’s the hormones produced by cows that are found in milk that can actually overstimulate oil glands and cause overproduction of oil. As cows that give milk are pregnant most of their lives, the natural hormones that occur during pregnancy are found in the milk you drink.

The reason that milk products cause acne is because milk contains hormones that “turn on” oil glands.

It is not yet known if hormones injected into cows cause any difference in the level of natural hormones in milk.

• This information was taken from www.dermalogicacaribbean.com. Sarah Beek is a professional skin therapist at the Dermalogica Skin Centre in the Old Fort Town Centre. For

more information or to make an appointment call 377-SKIN (7546), e-mail appointments@dermalogicaskincentre.com, or visit www.dermalogicaskincentre.com.

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