Clear Skin Diet

Eat right to treat your skin from the inside out.

Nutrition to Fight Acne

Eat right to treat your skin from the inside out.

Foods and Nutrients for Your Skin

  • Antioxidants and Fatty Acids

    An anti-inflammatory diet full of antioxidants and essential fatty acids (flaxseeds, salmon, walnuts) can help control acne.

  • Low-Fat, High-Fiber

    Select items that are low in fat and high in fiber (whole grains, fruits, vegetables).

  • Probiotic Foods

    Supplementing with probiotics is another dietary option. Lactobacillus strains, such as acidophilus and bulgaricus, were found in a study to improve a majority of participants’ acne.

Foods That Can Make Acne Worse

  • Carbohydrates

    Stay away from foods that spike insulin (sugar, white flours, pastas).

  • Dairy Products

    Some people find that eliminating dairy products helps keep skin clear. 

Vitamins to Heal and Protect Skin

  • Vitamin A

    Taking vitamin A can help speed skin healing, especially when it comes to acne.

  • B Vitamins

    B-complex vitamins promote healthy circulation and may help prevent outbreaks.

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Lisa Fabian

Contributing Editor

Lisa Fabian is an award-winning freelance writer with more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. She's enjoyed covering topics as diverse as arts and crafts, boating, food, and health and wellness.