You wake up, look in the mirror and there it is. Who has never had to face the undesirable and uncomfortable pimples at least once in their life? A common problem in teenagers, acne also appears in adulthood and brings as consequences not only inflammations, but also the fact of affecting self-esteem.
To prevent and fight against them, some daily care is essential, such as cleaning the facial skin with specific products, not sleeping with make-up and using oil-free sun block. None of this is news, is it? But your diet cannot be left out of this list either. Did you know that what you eat can directly affect the health and appearance of your skin?
Foods to avoid pimples:
If you suffer from it, know which items deserve to enter and which ones should stay out of your diet routine:
-Fish: The omega-3 fatty acid helps regulate blood sugar and reduce skin inflammation, which is what causes pimples. So be sure to consume especially salmon, tuna and sardines, which are rich sources of this good fat.
-Chestnuts and seeds: It is also worth including Brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, flaxseed and quinoa, as they are foods that concentrate large amounts of zinc, a mineral that reduces oiliness and helps with healing. This is great to avoid those stains that remain on the skin because of pimples.
-Garlic: This natural spice contains a substance called allicin. It acts as a powerful bactericide and anti-inflammatory and, for this reason, is an ally in reducing acne.
-Grape: This fruit is one of the most potent and beneficial for our organism and this includes the skin. Its antioxidant substances fight inflammation, eczema and psoriasis.
-Artichoke: In addition to containing antioxidants, this vegetable is rich in vitamin C, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, it also contains fibre, which promotes the elimination of toxins from our organism by regulating the functioning of the intestine.
-Brown rice: The great advantage of brown rice is the fact that it is a source of vitamin B, a nutrient that regulates hormones and thus prevents the appearance of blackheads and pimples.
-Carrot: It is no news that this root is an ally of the skin, especially to prolong the summer tan. But that's not all. The beta carotene also reduces oiliness and has anti-inflammatory action.
-Avocado: Source of good fats, avocados are also rich in vitamin C, and these two substances reduce inflammation in the skin.
-Watermelon: One of the assets of watermelon is the fact that it is rich in water, which moisturizes the skin and leaves it looking more beautiful and healthy. It also concentrates other substances for this maintenance, such as vitamins C, B6 and A.
-Green vegetables: The fibers present in vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and cabbage are responsible for the proper functioning of our digestive system, which also favors the health of the skin. Besides, they are rich sources of vitamin A, another essential nutrient for this care.
-Orange: Because it is rich in vitamin C, orange is another ally of the skin. It has astringent action, promotes collagen production and rejuvenates the skin. In addition, the fruit is rich in antioxidants and fiber.
-Fig: This is a food that helps reduce skin inflammation, as it is a source of nutrients that act directly on it, such as vitamins B and C, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and Omega 3.
-Green tea: According to Havard Health Publications, this is one of the infusions with the highest concentration of antioxidants. Green tea is also rich in tannic acid, which reduces swelling and inflammation of skin tissues. Finally, it has a detoxifying action and helps reduce oiliness.
Besides including these foods in your routine, it is essential to drink at least two litres of water daily to keep your skin hydrated, eliminate toxins and help with healing.
And more: avoid consuming foods rich in sugar and fat, which contribute to skin inflammation. So, don't exaggerate on sweets, fried food, soft drinks, frozen food, salty food and flour.
(Reference - https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.timesofindia.com/life-style/food-news/10-skin-friendly-foods-that-can-cure-acne/amp_articleshow/68496800.cms, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322639#putting-together-an-anti-acne-diet)
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