Anyone who’s suffered from embarrassing acne breakouts is looking for a cause. Something to blame, something to change, something to do differently to make the blemishes go away and not come back. We pour time and money into medicines, treatments, skin care products, and food habits in the pursuit of clear skin. Dermatologists think about it too; it’s their job. Especially when you’re in their office or on the phone asking them what the problem is and how can it be fixed.
Whey protein is a recent point of concern. A common issue dermatologists can point to conclusively as linked to acne is foods that cause spikes in blood sugar. That’s not just sugary treats, but anything with carbs. When consumed, carbohydrates are broken down by the body into sugar, and that leads to the same sorts of sugar spikes as sweets do. Whey protein can produce a similar effect.
Medical research points to a link between whey protein consumption and adult acne, so the protein shakes and supplements can bring on more than just a boost in muscle mass after a gym session. They can mar that new body you’re working so hard to shape. While the research isn’t conclusive yet, dermatologists are starting to suggest to anxious patients that skipping the shake might help.
- 1Adult acne can be caused by many things; one of them sometimes is what you’re eating or drinking.
- 2Research is building that points to whey protein is doing more than helping build muscles; it can be causing acne breakouts too.
- 3Dermatologists are starting to recommend avoiding whey protein if patients are unable to keep breakouts from occurring with other changes.
See the original at: https://www.allure.com/story/does-whey-protein-cause-acne
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