Unfortunately for me I have been “blessed” with the acne gene!
I have gone through every oil-free soap, every face mask and every gel possible!!
And let me tell you something…if you got the acne gene you can be sure that none of the above will work!
So after trying everything I have decided to try the ‘you are what you eat’ method.
Finally something that works!!
Now I’m not going to lie to you, my skin is still FAR FAR AWAY from perfect. I still have scarring and the occasional spot here and there. But ever since trying these next 4 acne fighting foods my skin has improved SO much.
So here they are, my go to acne fighting foods!!
Green tea is not only super yummy and all around healthy for your body, it is also filled with tons of antioxidants! These antioxidants are super powerful and attack the free radicals in your body that cause breackouts!
Any foods that are high with water content are super great for your skin. Foods like watermelon, cucumber, parsley, romaine lettuce and of course (although not a food)…WATER! Keeping hydrated is the best way to flush ant toxins in your body, which includes the ones on your skin.
Beta carotene changes to Vitamin A once its in the body. It boosts the benefit of selenium to the skin. Some of the foods that are rich in beta carotene are carrots, sweet potatoes and oranges. Pretty much any fruit or vegetable the is yellow or orange.
Foods such as soy beans, almonds, eggs and olive oil. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is best known for it healing benefits. Vitamin E helps the skin to heal from acne damage, scaring and it also helps reduce inflammation.
So there they are, my fab 4. They are super easy to add to any diet!
All you have to do is add small changes to your day. For instance, I changed my morning coffee to green tea. Sure it took a while to get used to the taste, but I did notice the difference after a week or so. So kept it going. Now I love the taste and pretty much can’t live without it!