Everyone desires blemish-free skin, but very few possess it. People who walk around with seemingly flawless, acne-free skin are eating the right combination of foods. Hence, their skin thanks them every bit with a glowing, healthy reflection.
Inflammation, extreme oil production, blocked pores and bacteria living on the surface of skin causes acne. While on one hand, some foods aggravate the acne condition (by setting off allergic or hormonal reactions), there are others that assist in the prevention and cure of acne. Here is an acne-free skin diet list for you all: some fruits and vegetables that we enjoy (hopefully) eating anyway.
Apples are loaded with antioxidants and offer assistance in the detoxification process of the body. Various studies have shown that eating at least three apples a day helps in getting rid of breakouts and promotes healing. Applying apple juice topically on the acne also helps in the purge and production of new cells.
Avocados are rich in vitamin E. Eating them regularly helps in checking the breakouts effectively. They also have a high amount of monosaturated fats and are low in bad fats, which are associated with acne. Avocado oil limits the release of sebum oil, which contributes to acne development.
Lemon has mild astringent properties in addition to being an antiseptic. The astringent properties tighten the skin, thus drawing out the oil from the skin’s surface. The antiseptic properties help in killing the bacteria living in or above the skin’s surface. Lemon juice also decreases acne. The vitamin C present in lemon helps in collagen development.
Mangoes are full of enzymes such as oxidase, catechol, lactase and magneferin, which boosts the immune system. These enzymes are good for digestion and intestinal health. Loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, mangoes repair, revitalize and restore the skin and eases blocked pores. Topical application also helps reach acne-free skin.
Unripe papaya has an enzyme known as papain in it. This enzyme is capable of decomposing certain proteins on the skin. Decomposing leads to the removal of dead cells from the surface of the skin and encourages the development of new cells. Papain takes up the proteins from underneath the skin. This results in the reduction of pus and swelling, credited to pimples.
Broccoli is low in the glycemic index. This means that consumption of this vegetable does not stimulate the release of glucose into the bloodstream, which causes acne breakouts. Cabbage holds indole-3-carbinol, a strong antioxidant that assists in liver detoxification. It benefits the skin by removing the toxicities that it left in the bloodstream, which usually causes acne.
Cabbage supplies vitamin C, a skin-friendly vitamin. It contains anti-inflammatory qualities which makes it a perfect eatable for acne treatment. Eating it raw manifolds the benefits — your skin will thank you. It can be used as a poultice to treat acne.
Spinach is a good source of vitamin A, a natural anti-acne agent. Spinach is loaded with chlorophyll which helps in the body’s purification process i.e., expels acne-causing bacteria and toxins from the bloodstream and digestive tract. Bacteria and toxins that do not get released result in acne. It is also a good source of iron and zinc. Zinc is an efficient acne deterrent.
Carrots are a good source of all acne fighters –vitamin A, carotene and zinc. Eat it raw or apply the juice topically. Either way will benefit the skin. Vitamin A (retinoids) is the main ingredient of some popular topical creams as well. Revitol acnezine acne cream contains retinoids with the purpose already discussed in this article.
The causes for acne are different for different people. Though these fruits and vegetables are helpful for the skin, some people may be allergic to one and miss out on the healing process. These people should try over-the-counter cures. They are full of all the needed vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and Vitamin E.
Start your new diet and get ready for some acne-free skin! Let us know which fruits and vegetables work best for your skin.
Author Bio: Pauline Simons is a skin care expert. She loves to share my knowledge and experience with people. Read her write ups on health and skin care on websites or reach out for an expert advice on the best skin care treatments.