For some of us, dealing with acne breakouts is a thing of the past. For others, we only have to really worry around our skin acting up during a certain time of the month when our hormones are already out of wack. And then, there are those few who seem to have breakouts more often than normal, and sometimes without reason.
But, what if we told you that there may be a reason behind those “not so random” breakouts after all?
It’s no secret that one of the most popular post workout supplements to hit the market in recent years is protein powder. And when you think about it, protein powder is the perfect match for a successful workout routine. A good one can help you lose weight and build muscle, not to mention if your meals tend to lean on green side, a protein powder can help give your a protein boost during a meal.
So what does protein powder (and all of its benefits) have to do with breaking out? Well, if you’re using a whey protein, it may be the cause of your acne breakouts. According to Women’s Health, whey proteins can affect certain hormones and even stimulate the production of oil in the skin which can ultimately lead to breakouts.
Fortunately, there’s a solution that allows you to get the best of both worlds. Using a plant-based pea protein like certified personal trainer Massy Arias’ Tru Protein, can give you all the benefits you’ve come to love from a protein powder without the unwanted added side effects.
So the next time you’re in the mood to blend up a good shake after a workout, make sure you’re sticking to a plant based protein. Your skin and body will thank you.