So is that it? Are we doomed to never touch a charcuterie board again? Maybe, but maybe not. (We know, it’s a frustrating answer.) The studies around dairy show a correlation between dairy and acne, not necessarily cause and effect. And everybody is different — reactions to foods will always vary person-to-person. Couple that with factors like the amount you eat, your skin type, and genetics, and the answer isn’t so black and white. Those that don’t have a history of oily, acne-prone skin may be able to eat dairy more often than not — without any side effects. On the flip side, those with acne-prone skin might see a dramatic positive change in their skin when cutting out dairy.