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.
Select items that are low in fat and high in fiber (whole grains, fruits, vegetables).
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
Stay away from foods that spike insulin (sugar, white flours, pastas).
Some people find that eliminating dairy products helps keep skin clear.
Vitamins to Heal and Protect Skin
Taking vitamin A can help speed skin healing, especially when it comes to acne.
B-complex vitamins promote healthy circulation and may help prevent outbreaks.