Stop or prevent pimple breakouts from happening without going to an expensive session with a dermatologist by increasing your consumption of any of these following items:

Green Tea

Wondering why the Japanese and Koreans have very smooth skin? Green tea just might be the answer. Studies have shown that an antioxidant found in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is helpful in the reduction of the skin’s production of sebum. To maximize its effects, drink green tea daily and apply tea bags or clothing dipped in green tea acne-prone areas like your face for at least 10 minutes.

Juice

Juicing is one of the most efficient ways of getting the full nutrients fruits and vegetables have. Carrots and kale are both valuable sources of beta-carotene, important in modulating the amount of oil in the skin. Citrus fruits have anti-inflammation vitamin C while dark-colored berries like blueberries and strawberries are rich in phytonutrients which are essential to the skin. Leafy greens can also eliminate various toxins from the body.

Garlic

Acne can also be the body’s knee-jerk reaction to a fight waged against virus and bacteria. Garlic has various antioxidants that help the body including a chemical called allicin.

Fish

Fatty fish like mackerel, sardines and salmon have high content of fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6, both responsible for lessening the inflammation that can cause cells to clog pores and create acne.

Oysters

Oysters have high zinc content which reduces inflammation and reigns in bacteria that cause acne. It also controls keratin in the body and regulates the hormone levels especially stress hormones. Oysters’ high zinc level is also known to accelerate the healing of wounds. Oysters also have selenium, the main ingredient of glutathione.

Avocado

Originally from Mexico and one of the sacred fruits during the Aztec civilization, this tropical fruit naturally moisturizes the skin and has vitamin C and E, both of which keeps the skin healthy and smooth.

Nuts

For some, acne is caused by low intake of food rich in zinc, vitamin E, manganese and selenium. Nuts especially walnuts and almonds have these nutrients and more (they also have iron, calcium, magnesium, copper and potassium). These nuts are also a great source of omega-3 and omega-6 acids.  Macadamia, pecan and cashews are also healthy alternatives. Do not eat the nuts that are fried though as nuts tend to absorb oil which will negate its acne-solving properties.

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