I’M 45 AND SUPER FIT BUT I STILL HAVE SPOTS. WHAT’S UP?
Having foregone the advantages of a resilient teenage body (the ability to consume eight pints of lager and a cheap pizza without suffering an existential crisis on Sunday, for example) it seems unfair that this throwback should resurface. But, presuming you’re not still living off the student diet, there’s a likely lesser known offender causing your breakouts: whey protein has been linked to acne by both Brazil’s Federal University of Paraíba and dermatologists in New York. And while the exact mechanisms at work are unclear, the hormone IGF-1 has been posited as a culprit. So try swapping it out for plant proteins to see if your symptoms alter – after all, they’ve proven just as effective for muscle growth and repair. Use our guide to save face.