The fact is that the vast majority of women (approximately 90 percent!) do not notice that their diets affect their probability of getting a pimple (or multiple pimples!). But, for the minority of women who do notice how diet affects skin (or just for those who aren’t sure), it’s extremely important to eat for beauty. So, how do you eat for perfect skin? Well, by loading up on these 5 foods that prevent future breakouts, reduce current acne and, in general, help prevent pesky pimples from popping up on that gorgeous face of yours!
What To Eat For Acne-Free Skin:
Keep Dairy at Bay. While organic, low-fat milk and yogurt is better than non-organic verities, even organic dairy products contain hormones that can exacerbate breakouts. Try using almond milk in your cereal and coffee instead for all the creamy deliciousness without the breakout-causing hormones!
Overload on Orange. Orange fruits and vegetables (like carrots, sweet potatoes and peaches) are full of blemish-busting vitamin A (it’s what’s responsible for the bright orange hue!), a vitamin that helps encourage cell-turnover, prevents the buildup of dead, pore-clogging cells and, in general, reduces the likelihood of your breaking out!
Go Wild… with Salmon. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B-12, vitamin D, selenium and iron, wild salmon not only helps hydrate your skin from the inside out, but also helps prevent clogged pores too!
Sugar Ain’t So Sweet. Studies have shown that sugar can activate the bacteria in your skin that causes acne! One of the biggest culprits: soda and other sugary beverages. So, replace some of your beverages with water instead for clearer skin stat!
Get Intimate with Oysters. Sure, oysters are one of the most well-known aphrodisiacs, but they’re actually a great acne-fighting food too because of their high levels of zinc, iron, B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which affect sebum production and prevent breakouts!