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Five foods that reduce acne

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 What you eat plays a big role in cleansing your skin (Photo: Courtesy)

Acne is a struggle that many people wish they never have to deal with. You end up spending a lot of cash on skin care products that help to manage breakouts not to mention all the time cleansing your skin.

Additionally, there is a slight possibility of developing low self-esteem issues especially when your skin is constantly breaking out.

There are different external solutions to fighting acne but what you eat also matters. Multiple studies have proven that eating certain things like those that are high in sugar as well as processed foods can make the breakouts come more often.

That means that there is also an anti-acne diet that can help you look and feel better. Here are five of the best foods you should add to your diet for clearer skin:

 Pumpkin contains acne-fighting properties like minerals that help reduce breakouts (Photo: Courtesy)
Pumpkin

A lot of people have reservations when it comes to eating pumpkins due to its flavourless taste but you could actually benefit from its nutrients when dealing with acne.

It contains many acne-fighting properties like minerals, fatty acids and pH balancing properties that help reduce breakouts.

And pumpkin seeds are no exception. If you need more pumpkin recipes, the internet will be a great place to start off.

Fatty fish

Fish like sardines and salmon are some of the best foods for good skin. They come through if you have a skin condition you’re battling with or even when you’re just looking to give your skin that extra glow.

When it comes to treating acne, they have amazing benefits as well. They contain a key property which is omega-3 fatty acids, a powerful anti-inflammatory.

 Leafy greens contain anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities that prevent breakouts (Photo: Courtesy)
Kale and spinach

You have probably already heard of the health benefits that come with including leafy greens in your everyday diet.

The perks go beyond this because they can do wonders for your skin too especially when you’re dealing with acne. These leafy greens have strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities which prevents breakouts and aid in healing.

You should definitely stock up on these greens for your power smoothies and veggie dishes.

 Both the egg yolk and egg whites have combined acne-fighting benefits (Photo: Courtesy)
Eggs

Eggs have grown a bad reputation over time for being unhealthy when in reality studies show that eating eggs can give your skin essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that help reduce breakouts.

Both the yolk and egg whites have combined acne-fighting benefits.

High fiber cereals

Many breakfast cereals we eat seem harmless but they actually contain a lot of sugar. Some may come out as healthy but they don’t really have many benefits, especially for people who are struggling with acne.

If you still love to enjoy a bowl of cereal, you should go for those that are on the lower side of the glycemic index like bran and oat bran.

They contain real health benefits and they don’t worsen acne.

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