Is Dairy Single-Handedly Sabotaging Your Skincare Routine?

June 24, 2021 by InsideHook

A couple months back, everyone on TikTok started drinking chlorophyllin — better known as liquid chlorophyll supplements — which are believed to have therapeutic effects on the body. The bright-green pigment plays a crucial role in photosynthesis (remember seventh grade?) and has demonstrated anecdotal evidence that it helps those looking to boost energy levels or wash out the intestines.

That said, most people online were mainly giving the trend a try to clear up their skin. Heading into a summer where everyone’s determined to look good, chugging plant juice seemed like a low-risk skincare experiment. Only problem? There isn’t any data (yet, at least) to back the hype; according to most dermatologists, drinking chlorophyll isn’t going to vanquish your acne.

The experiment touched on a broader issue in the world of wellness: the preference of consumers to search for a miracle dietary additive instead of nixing the habits that are causing harm in the first place. In simpler terms: sacrifice will do more for your skin than supplements. And you don’t have to wrack your brain to figure out what’s wreaking havoc in the skin throughout your body. Look at an elementary food pyramid. One slot from the top, dairy’s gotta go.

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