Blogs and people on social media platforms are always posting quick treatments that claim to magically get rid of acne. There are even commercials for products that claim to be the best “miracle acne fix,” or whatever lingo they think sells more products. A lot of people buy into these “miracle treatments,” but actually fail to address the root of the problem.
Acne can be easy or simple to get rid of. Sometimes a person may have a certain food allergy, of which they are unaware, that causes them to break out. Eliminating that food then, would qualify as an easy fix. A simple fix means that if you wash your face twice a day and continually moisturize with organic coconut oil, for example, you’ll help get rid of blemishes. A person that says they found the miracle fix to get rid of acne in 2 hours is a stone cold liar.
A person may experience acne for a variety of reasons, with hormonal changes leading the list of causes. Stress, lack of nutrients, or allergens can cause you to break out. Since the skin is the largest organ in the body, keeping it healthy can be a challenge. One of the best ways to do this is combat the problem from the inside out. Use food as your weapon to win the battle against acne.
Here are some great foods that can help keep your skin looking healthy and acne-free. Make sure that you aren’t allergic to these foods because you don’t want to be making matters worse.
Fennel can be used in a variety of ways. You can use the green tops as a dill substitute, or you can use the bulb, which has a subtle licorice taste in salads or roasted vegetable medleys. It can greatly improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and flush excess toxins from your skin.
Garlic is a pretty amazing superfood that has powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. Allicin, which is plentiful in garlic, helps to kill bacteria or viruses that the body may be fighting, and that can help clear up your skin.
Both the seeds and the fruit are beneficial to eat because red grapes have powerful antioxidants that have been known to naturally remedy inflammatory skin conditions. Grapes also help control the side effects of skin reactions or allergies.
Alfalfa sprouts are packed with nutrients and should definitely make their way into your diet, whether you have acne or not. They have powerful enzymes that work to decrease inflammation in the body.
Avocados are rich in magnesium, which helps to combat stress hormones. Additionally, they have a high vitamin E content, which makes your skin look shiny and fresh, and they have a ton of vitamin C, which helps reduce skin inflammation.
A lot of people don’t realize how important selenium and zinc are in the body. Some people with selenium or zinc deficiencies have been know to develop acne. Try eating walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, pecans, or hazelnuts. Get them in their raw form as opposed to buying them seasoned and roasted for the most health benefits.