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.
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.
The magic ingredient: Vitamins
Almonds are loaded with vitamin E, magnesium, selenium and iron, all of which are good for skin.
The magic ingredient: Vitamins, vitamins, vitamins!
In addition to vitamins A, D, E and K, alfalfa spouts contain enzymes that fight inflammation.
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.