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Acne sucks, especially when it flares up in adulthood. (If only it ended with our teenage years!)

While there’s no foolproof way to permanently get rid of zits, our diets can sometimes help keep pimples at bay.

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Here are five foods that can lead to clearer skin.

1. Leafy greens

The magic ingredient: Antioxidants

Experts believe the anti-inflammatory properties of dark leafy vegetables, such as kale, can curb breakouts.

2. Fatty fish

The magic ingredient: Fatty acids


Salmon is so good for you, and here’s another reason to eat more of it — it can clear up your skin. That’s because it’s loaded with omega-3 and omega-6, which reduce inflammation.

3. Almonds

The magic ingredient: Vitamins

Almonds are loaded with vitamin E, magnesium, selenium and iron, all of which are good for skin.

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4. Sprouts

The magic ingredient: Vitamins, vitamins, vitamins!

In addition to vitamins A, D, E and K, alfalfa spouts contain enzymes that fight inflammation.

5. Avocado

The magic ingredient: Vitamin C

Go ahead and reach for the guac — avocados are excellent sources of vitamin C, which contains moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties.

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