We know that what we put into our body has a direct effect on our health and wellbeing. But it also has a lot to do with the way we look. This article will tell you what foods to eat which can help prevent breakouts.
Fish or Flaxseed
Our typical diet contains too many omega-6 fatty acids; this is linked to inflammation. Eating more omega-3 fatty acids (which is in fish and flaxseed) can improve inflammation and improve acne breakouts.
Green tea is packed full of antioxidants, which can help protect you from environmental stressors such as different types of pollutants.
To avoid any redness on your skin, drink cold green tea.
Studies have shown that zinc may reduce the effects of acne. Taking supplements could cause you to be consuming too much zinc, which may give you side effects. Eating more
- toasted wheat germ (can be sprinkled on salad)
- veal liver
- roast beef
- roasted pumpkin
- squash seeds
- dried watermelon seeds. Juicing
Invest in some form of a blender, it doesn’t even have to be a good one because if there’s any lumps left over you can just eat them or put it through a sieve. Fruits and vegetables are excellent at fighting acne and impurities in the body. Many contain beta-carotene which can naturally reduce skin oils and are a natural inflammatory. Dark, leafy greens can help clear impurities and dark-coloured berries contain phytonutrients, both are good for your skin when ingested.
Probiotics help reduce inflammation in the gut, which could also aid in reducing acne. To get more probiotics try;
- eating yogurt
- dark chocolate
- miso soup
- kombucha tea
Avocado is high in vitamin E and C which gives it powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and naturally moisturises skin.
Nuts are a high source of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium and iron which are all really good for your skin! Some acne suffers have even be linked to deficiencies in zinc.
Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it’s good for your skin! Garlic is full of a bacteria-fighting and anti-inflammatory chemical called allicin.
Brown rice is a good source of vitamin B, magnesium, protein and antioxidants. Foods with vitamin B are good for acne as the vitamin regulates hormones and helps prevent breakouts.
Try and avoid “white foods” such as white rice, white bread, and anything with processed sugar, as this can do the complete opposite and cause you to break out.
There are many other types of food that can help your skin. There are also many foods that you should avoid to achieve clear skin. These may not work for everyone, but try incorporating some of these into your diet and see if you can see a difference.