There is a relationship between the food you eat and your skin. If your diet is filled with sugar, dairy, and fried foods, your skin’s health will likely suffer. You might find your skin becoming oilier and have more acne than you know how to treat. There is good news. By changing your diet, you can help reduce acne and other skin conditions caused by inflammation.
Here are some of the best foods to eat to help reduce acne on your skin:
Many fish like salmon and sardines contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids. These healthy fats help to calm inflammation. If you don’t like fish, you can reap the same benefits from foods like avocados, walnuts, or chia seeds. Try adding some chia seeds to your next smoothie. You can also take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement. There are many kinds these days that don’t have a fishy aftertaste.
Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are a no brainer when it comes to adopting a healthy diet. Specifically, fruits and vegetables with lots of antioxidants can help heal acne issues by reducing inflammation that causes redness and pimples. Munch on peppers, spinach, and berries to reap all of the benefits.
In addition to walnuts, other nuts are great for your skin as well. Many nuts like walnuts and almonds are high in zinc. Zinc can help treat acne, so make sure you are getting enough through food or vitamins. Try to get more zinc in your diet through food because zinc supplements can cause an upset stomach.
While many experts suggest staying away from dairy to help treat acne, yogurt is generally good for you. Yogurt contains probiotics, which are basically good bacteria, that help your stomach and can help calm your skin too. Look for brands of yogurt that contain the least amount of sugar. If you are not into yogurt, you can try fermented foods like sauerkraut and miso or take a probiotic supplement.
Try your own anti-acne diet
Everyone is unique. What works for someone else may not work for you. Start incorporating some of these foods in your diet and keep track of what seems to be helping or which foods don’t agree with you. It can also help you to keep a food diary and track your acne to determine which foods might be causing your breakouts.
Then you can share the diary with your doctor or dermatologist to help them create a perfect treatment plan for you to treat your breakout issues.
What do you think about changing your diet to help reduce acne? Do you still get breakouts often? Do you find that your acne gets worse when you cheat on your healthy diet?
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