Can you eat your way to clear skin? Well, maybe not if you only rely on food if you are predisposed to acne breakouts, but you can certainly give your skin a lot of help by eating the right kinds of food. Do you want some examples on what you should include more of in your diet? We have the big three foods that help acne here for you:
Fruits And Vegetables
Now, the reason fruits and vegetables help clear your skin is actually two-fold. The first is because many fruits and vegetables are full of water (e.g. celery, cucumber, and watermelon), which helps keep your body hydrated. Staying hydrated is a great way to flush acne-causing toxins! The second reason is because fruits like blueberries (and some vegetables) are full of antioxidants, which also help to keep your skin clear.
Fish, particularly salmon, sardines, and tuna, are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which help your cells build and regenerate. This helps acne to disappear faster, other wounds to heal quicker, et cetera. Fish oil is also a good choose, since it reduces inflammation and thus can clear up the angry red acne some people experience. However, you should avoid fried and/or breaded fish, since this can introduce things like refined carbohydrates or oils into your skin that can actually make you acne worse. When cooking your fish, if you want the best results, we recommend either baking or steaming it. This way you avoid adding in any unhealthy ingredients that will counteract the benefits.
Yes, eating cashews is supposed to help clear your acne. Well, anything with a high amount of zinc will do the trick—we just love cashews! Why is this the case? Zinc is said to have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, which both help keep your skin in the best possible shape, reducing the chances of you developing severe cases of acne.