Fighting pounds is one thing, but fighting acne can be a whole other battle. But this is a war a healthy diet can help with. So skip the sugary treats and trans fat snacks as your first defense, then load up on these acne-fighting foods.
Below we’ve pulled together a list of seven foods that help to prevent acne breakouts and are just all-around great for your skin. Start compiling your grocery list now!
This delicious fruit is a rich source of vitamin E and C and can help to reduce skin inflammation and actually naturally moisturize the skin.
Brown rice is a good source of vitamin B, magnesium, protein and antioxidants. Foods with vitamin B are helpful for acne as the vitamin can help regulate hormones and thus prevent breakouts.
Fish is a great source of fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 that are hard to naturally get elsewhere, but that your body needs to help reduce inflammation that can trigger cells to clog pores and cause acne.
Garlic is not only good for your heart, it’s also good for your skin. It’s packed with a chemical called allicin which kills off bacteria that your body may be fighting, and helps fight any inflammation.
Green tea: Green tea is filled the antioxidants that can protect from environmental stressors. Drink more green tea throughout the day.
Juicing: Eating more fruits and vegetables can naturally help clear up acne. Many contain beta-carotenes, which naturally help reduce skin oils, and all are naturally anti-inflammatory. Dark, leafy greens also help clear impurities from the body, which can encourage acne. Dark-colored berries contain phytonutrients good for skin when eaten.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which helps to keep the skin firm and taut by aiding collagen production. They also contain lycopene: the red pigment which not only gives them their bright red colour, but also stimulates skin circulation.