If you’re trying to avoid dairy because it can cause acne breakouts, be sure not to use soy alternatives. Soy is actually one of many ingredients that can cause an increase in the severity and length of acne breakouts.
Specifically, it has been found that soy foods can cause a breakout in spots around the mouth and along the jaw. Amazingly this occurs as a result of the estrogen from plants found in the beans. These phytoestrogens from plants are very similar to the estrogen produced by our bodies, meaning our hormone levels are thrown ‘out of whack’. So if you suffer from acne, be sure to check the labels of any vegetarian food you might consume, as it’s quite a common ingredient in meat-free meals.