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Whey Protein Reduces Acne

According to the new study published in the journal Nutrition, milk rich in whey protein can considerably reduce acne.

Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease that affects about 80 percent of teenagers and young adults. The causes of it are increased sebum production and large amounts of bacteria that may lead to inflammatory skin conditions. Lactoferrin, a whey protein represented in milk, has a beneficial effect on skin by ameliorating inflammation.

The research involved patients (average age 25) who ingested lactoferrin-enriched milk in a 4-month period. The results showed that increased daily intake of whey protein reduced the visible signs of acne by 20 percent.

Thus, milk rich in protein Lactoferrin could be an alternative acne treatment. So if you suffer from acne vulgaris or skin inflammation, why not trying it? It can be also recommended to avoid sugar, certain additives, hydrogenated fats, and wheat. Also don’t use chemical skin care products too much to prevent irritation.

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