Health Coach Becca Gillen Reveals How Dairy Products Could Be Triggering Your Breakouts

Becca Gillen, health coach and nutritionist, took to Instagram this week to tell us how dairy could be the reason for our breakouts.

Becca who decided to make some changes this month by cutting dairy from her diet because she feels dairy makes her skin very congested.

On her post, she admitted that it is difficult to find studies related to dairy products and rashes, however, in her personal observation, dairy products had a direct correlation when she suffers from rashes.

According to the health expert, other variables that can contribute to textured or blemished skin are alcohol, stress, makeup (especially in humidity) and general lack of hydration and proper nutrition.

However, it is difficult to eliminate dairy products, who does not like a cheese platter or butter on his toast or even a drop of milk in his cup of tea?

Don’t worry, she’s shared all the best dairy-free alternatives she’s used to lighten her own skin.



First, Becca recommends replacing cow’s milk with a dairy-free alternative like almond, coconut or soy milk. Often people don’t even notice the difference between cow’s milk and dairy-free milk.

Maybe the next time you order coffee or tea, maybe opt for dairy-free milk instead of cow’s milk.

Unfortunately, she recommends cutting out cheese altogether, because there’s usually no dairy-free alternative when it comes to cheese, or if there are, they usually won’t taste good.

For those with a sweet tooth, the influencer suggests replacing chocolate and ice cream with vegan (non-dairy) options, now available in almost every supermarket.



Vegan options generally work best when replacing your dairy products, vegan protein powder can be replaced with whey protein powder, a small solution that can have many benefits.

Good dairy-free butter is hard to find, however, she uses sunflower butter to replace her regular butter.

Besides the fact that these dairy-free products are good for your health, Becca also added that, “It’s a good idea if you want to be part of Veganuary and also want to reduce animal production/consumption.”

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