A Healthy Diet for Oily Skin – How to Get Rid of Acne Naturally!

I’ve had to struggle with acne since I was about 13 years old as do many teenagers. At one point it was so bad I was taking a prescription to help rid myself of these unsightly blemishes! Still to this day I have random break outs. It’s great to read how you can help yourself by changing what you eat instead of adding a pill to your diet. Hopefully these tips will help someone else as much as it’s helped me…

A diet rich in difficult to digest foods such as red meats, fatty dairy products, hydrogenated oils, fried, and sugary foods will almost inevitably lead to poor skin. Some foods need to be either minimized or eliminated. Caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, butter, cheese, high amount of seafood (fish and shellfish contain iodine, which is linked to facial breakouts) soda, eggs, citrus, and wheat germ can all trigger acne. Some of these items listed however are very healthy such as fish, eggs, citrus and wheat germ. So don’t eliminate them entirely from your diet just watch how often you eat them until you can get your acne under control.

A diet for acne prone skin needs to include vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant for skin tissue; B-complex vitamins to regulate stress levels and increase circulation to the surface of skin; vitamin C for immune health and for inflammation; and, vitamin E for healing and repair.

To help rid yourself of these unsightly blotches which often make us self conscious and to create a healthy diet, start off by drinking a minimum of 8 glass of water per day as well as fresh fruit juices, namely apple, papaya and pineapple. A cup of green tea each morning will also help the body eliminate toxins naturally.

Eat a salad every day! Green leafy vegetables contain blood purifying chlorophyll, fiber, and all of the necessary vitamins required in a healthy diet for oily skin. Also include generous amounts of raw fruits and vegetables. Carrots, apples, pears, and broccoli are all excellent food remedies for acne. Brown rice, oats, and other whole grains should be consumed regularly for their fiber as well as the B vitamins, while white rice and white flour products should be avoided. Poultry and soy are the best sources of protein, and flax seed oil or evening primrose oil can be taken for the skin-nourishing omega oils.

Sticking to a diet focused on the foods known to help cure acne as well as getting some fresh air, moderate exercise and some sunlight (what girl doesn’t love a little sun? ) will strengthen the body. If you follow this path you will eventually have permanently healthy, glowing skin which every gal or guy deserves to enjoy!

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