Eat These 4 Foods to Heal Your Acne

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You probably don’t need me to tell you but…
what is happening with your skin is much deeper than the products you put on your face.

In fact, as someone who has struggled with cystic acne for years, I believe food can not only be a cause of your acne but also the reason for healing.

Using food to help heal your acne will ensure healthy, glowing skin from the inside out. Focusing on eating more foods that reduce inflammation, redness can help heal your acne for good!

Here are Four Acne Healing Foods To Add To Your Diet:

#1 - Omega 3’s

Omega 3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important for preventing and reducing inflammation in the body. This inflammation is a root cause of recurring acne!

Try adding fish like salmon, tuna, herring and sardines, walnuts and flaxseed and chia seeds!

#2 - Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are a great source of natural probiotics. These probiotics are super important to help feed healthy gut bacteria and therefore, keep your immune system strong (70-80% of your immune system is located in your gut remember). Improving gut health and helping build up a happy colony of healthy gut bacteria is a fantastic way to reduce inflammation for good.

Try drinking kombucha or topping your plate with kimchi and sauerkraut.

#3 - Zinc

Most of the population is actually deficient in this important mineral. Not only is it essential to the immune and digestive systems, but plays a huge role in skin health as well!

Get more zine in your diet with these foods: meat & shellfish, chickpeas, lentils and beans, hemp and flaxseeds & cashews.

#4 - Vitamin C

Why do you think all those fancy face products contain vitamin C? Vitamin C is sooooo important for skin health.

How about we get it through our foods!

Vitamin C also plays an essential role in immune function. But, it’s also needed for skin and wound healing.

Try adding in these Vitamin C rich foods: broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, leafy greens, sweet bell peppers and papaya and kiwis.

Focusing on getting in as many anti-inflammatory foods and ingredients as possible will help heal your acne. Use your diet as a way to fuel your body and your heal your acne naturally!

Want to learn more about what you can do to heal your acne?

Have you tried these acne healing super foods? Let me know!

Lexie xox