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The thing behind bad breath and lots of pimples in your body

Why do I get pimples from protein?

Whey increases the production of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor 1, or IGF-1. "Insulin increases the production of sebum, which is associated with the development of acne," she says. It also can trigger the production of androgens, or hormones that work by overstimulating oil glands.

Does protein affect skin?

Protein supplies the body with the amino acids it requires to make keratin – one of the structural proteins in our skin, hair and nails. To boost your body's natural keratin production, you need to consume an adequate amount of protein, as well as specific vitamins and minerals that support this process.

According to Self, whey can indirectly stimulate insulin which, not only regulates blood sugar, but sebum production too. Sebum, an oily substance your glands secrete, can clog your skin and cause acne, a previous INSIDER story reported.

Research finds that protein powder could cause acne — but only a specific type. Your protein powder of choice might be causing you to breakout. A dermatologist told INSIDER that high consumption of whey protein has been associated with acne. There is, however, no evidence that modest amounts of whey cause breakouts.

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