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7 Superfoods For Acne-Prone Skin

Nutrition
Lakshmi Devan
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7 Superfoods For Acne-Prone Skin

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People only talk about what foods should be avoided for acne-prone skin. But it’s time to change that. Here is a fabulous list of 7 superfoods you should include in your diet for acne-free skin forever. We call it the anti-acne diet.

We’ve all been 14, awkward, and covered in red, angry acne. It took me several years to recover the lost self-esteem from the whole puberty episode.

I certainly do not wish to be young again, thanks. But that’s not to say that my skin is now flawless in any way. I still get mini-volcanoes on my face when I least want it – before a date, an interview, my best friend’s wedding – you name a good occasion, and acne will make sure it’s attending. Thanks for nothing!

Do you also suffer from acne-prone skin? What’s your favourite remedy? Toothpaste, egg whites, banana peel, tomato juice? Spit it out (the secret remedy, I mean). We all have one. But the one thing all these remedies for acne-prone skin have in common is that they all claim to cure the condition with just a few topical applications.

Do you want the truth? Most of these remedies will only give you short-term relief without really addressing the root cause of the problem. This is why you need to know the right foods for acne-prone skin.

It is estimated that 80 per cent of all people across the world, between the ages of 11 and 30, experience acne outbreaks at some point in life.

Here are the most common causes of acne:


  1. Hormonal changes
  2. Starting or stopping birth control pills
  3. Certain types of medicine
  4. Greasy make-up
  5. An unhealthy diet
Acne is also hereditary, meaning that if your parents had it, you may have it too. But that does not mean that you’re doomed. We all agree that acne is a true menace that seems to come out of nowhere, but let me also tell you that acne is actually your body’s way of telling you that you’re doing something wrong. Acne is controllable, almost curable, through diet and lifestyle changes. Here’s what a dermatologist has to say about skin care.

Here are the superfoods that your skin needs, to keep acne far, far away:


foods For Acne-Prone Skin
  1. Avocado – The first food on our anti-acne diet list is this superfood. An excellent source of vitamin E, avocados protect the skin from damage, boost immunity, and keep acne-causing bacteria away from your beautiful skin.
  2. Fish – The second food on our anti-acne diet list is fish. Fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fight inflammation in the body, and prevent clogging of the pores of the skin, staving off acne.
  3. Kiwi – The third food on our anti-acne diet list is an amazing fruit called kiwi. Kiwis contain 3 times the amount of vitamin C of oranges. Vitamin C may not directly help acne, but it promotes a healthy immune system, eradicating infections and skin irritations.
  4. Green tea – The fourth food on our anti-acne diet list is the favourite drink of all health conscious souls. The abundance of antioxidants in green tea (polyphenols and flavonols) work to soothe inflammation, boost immunity, and detoxify the body.
  5. Flax, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds – The fifth food group on our anti-acne diet list are 3 remarkable varieties of seeds that are one of the most skin-friendly foods ever. These seeds are all you need if you’re looking to take your skincare regimen up a notch. Skincare extends beyond creams and lotions. A major part of skincare is what you eat. Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, sunflower in selenium, and pumpkin seeds in zinc – all incredibly favourable for clear, glowing skin.
  6. Fennel – The sixth item on our anti-acne diet list is a spice called fennel seeds. Did you know that improper digestion could be behind that breakout? Fennel is excellent for digestion, and helps to reduce acne and swelling, by helping eliminate harmful toxic materials from the body.
  7. Water – No skincare list is ever complete without water. The benefits of water are numerous, and it should suffice to say that you must keep yourself well hydrated, if you want to nail the no-make-up selfies.
foods For Acne-Prone Skin

Click here to know what this renowned dermatologist has to say about treating acne and acne scars. That’s all, folks – it’s that simple. Glamour is all about feeling good in your own skin, and what can feel better than vibrant skin?

So, the next time you go grocery shopping; don’t forget to pick up these awesome foods that really help your skin.

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