Clear Acne with a Delicious Daily Diet
“You are what you eat,” sure gets said a lot. But how true is this familiar little phrase in terms of acne?
Will eating pizza really cause you to have a pizza face? Will the hormones in milk affect your hormones and aggravate your acne problem?
Although dermatologists don’t agree on all the answers, they do agree on one thing: if you want healthy skin, you need to eat healthy food. If you want to clear acne from your face, you need to clear unhealthy foods out of your diet and replace them with these nutrient-loaded foods instead.
Snacking on a single Acerola cherry can give 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin C! That fact alone makes these some of the best fruits for erasing acne. Studies shown that vitamin C plays a role in collagen production and helps rebuild skin. The powerful antioxidants in vitamin C also create a powerful line of defense for your skin.
Look no further than almonds for your daily dose of vitamin E. One hundred grams of almonds has 127% of the vitamin E you need each day. The rich oils in vitamin E moisturize and nourish dry skin, and the antioxidants protect your skin from damage.
This delectable green fruit is a great source of B-complex vitamins, niacin, and essential oils. Together the vitamins and oils nourish and moisturize your skin on the inside and out. Niacin or vitamin B3 reduces inflammation and soothes irritated skin. A single avocado has 27% of your daily value of niacin.
Although some people believe that avoiding dairy helps clear acne, cottage cheese is an exception that you should definitely make. Cottage cheese contains tons of selenium, which is an essential mineral that fights free radicals and protects your skin from cancer.
NOTE: There is no research which proves that eating dairy foods makes acne problems worse.
Few things are as good for you skin as omega 3s; and few things have more omega 3s than flaxseeds. Omega 3s can dilute sebum and unclog pores to reduce acne breakouts. You can sprinkle flaxseeds in your soups or on your salads, or take a dose of flaxseed oil every day. A single teaspoon of the oil has 2.5 grams of omega 3s.
Vitamin A just might be the best vitamin for your skin and mangoes are full of it. In fact, one mango has more than 80% of the vitamin A your skin needs to stay clear and healthy. Vitamin A helps by repairing skin cells and preventing free radicals from aging your skin.
Oysters may or may not be an aphrodisiac, but after you see what they can do for you skin, you may find yourself in love. Oysters are loaded with zinc, which normalizes sebum production and helps clear acne. Zinc can also boost your skin’s elasticity.
Healthy Diet = Healthy Skin
Within reason, “you are what you eat” is true for your skin. Whereas unhealthy foods could make your acne hang around for longer; healthy foods can nourish, strengthen, protect, heal, and soothe your skin to clear acne for good and leave you with a healthy complexion.