Have you ever been told that outdated old myth that once you pass the age of puberty, all your acne and pimples will magically go away? Only to find that into your adult years, you still get acne? You might be relieved to know that you are not alone and around the world, millions of adults continuously get acne. Contrary to popular belief, acne has no age limit. It doesn’t matter if you are just hitting puberty, in your 30’s, 50’s, or ever older, people can get acne at any age in their life.
Scientists and specialists are still unsure about exactly what causes acne. Of course, they know that it is the fatty glands in our face that get clogged and allow the fat to build-up just under the skin. But what they don’t fully understand is the determining factor for these particular glands to become hyper-active. Depending on who you talk to, you can get a spectrum of reasons for why people get acne breakouts. Diet, stress, or hygiene are a few of the reasons people give that cause acne, or how someone might try to prevent acne. Although these reasons are all contributing factors, to a degree, one reason stands out above all others, it’s your genetics. Genetics is the one and only single factor that can affect everyone, regardless of your race, age, or gender, that causes acne. So, you can look to your parents and grandparents to see what your skin’s future could look like.
However, even with your genetics playing a big role in the predisposition of your skin, there are certain things you can be doing to help your skin look its best. One of the best things you can do to combat your inherited bad genes is to have a healthy, balanced diet. The best way to fight acne is to cut out fatty foods and sugar. Doing this also has other health benefits. There are certain foods that work best for getting rid of or keeping acne away. We here at Beauty ‘N Fashion have made a list of what foods you should be eating to help keep your skin looking flawless!
Foods You Should Be Eating
There are infinite health benefits to eating avocados. One of the perks is helping your skin become radiant. These little round green super foods are packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin E, that help your body fight things like cancer, as well as acne. It has a way of increasing and maintaining your skin’s vitality, as well as reducing inflammation at the same time. It also acts as a natural moisturizer that will keep your skin looking smooth, while not adding any fat to it!
There are a number of different ways that you can eat an avocado. You can simply cut it and eat it plain, make some guacamole, or try it as a base in sauces. The possibilities are virtually endless! There are so many combinations and choices for you to utilize for eating this amazing food. There are so many options for you, that you could even eat this every day, in a different way, and not get tired of it!
If you are looking to reduce acne breakouts and have all around healthier skin, this is the food for you! There are certain foods that are easily absorbed into the bloodstream, watermelon is one of them. This can have a direct effect on acne severity due to triggering hormonal fluctuations.
Not only is watermelon super tasty, hydrating, and an overall fantastic fruit to eat, it is actually low in sugars. It only has 6 grams of sugar for every 100 grams you eat. It also has a very unique effect of improving acne. Most fruits, such as berries, contain skin-defending nutrients like vitamin C and antioxidants. However, the watermelon actually aids in your body’s ability to heal wounds. Because of this, when you eat watermelon, you will be drastically accelerating your skin’s ability to heal itself, and therefore, healing your old acne faster! This will leave your skin with reduced acne and allow major improvements in your skin tone, overall.
Even though you might have been told to avoid these delicious fruits because of their high sugars, we are here to tell you their benefits. Particularly true for red grapes, they are full of antioxidants which help reduce any skin inflammation. Grapes are also amazing for treating other conditions like psoriasis and eczema due to their seeds containing chemicals that help treat these conditions.
The key is to not overdo it, especially if you are trying to watch your weight. Everything is good in moderation, so just remember that. And wine does not count (sad but true). In order to get the full benefits of grapes, you have to eat them fresh.
These little powerhouses have magnesium in them, which is actually essential in order to balance out your acne induced hormones. When you eat things like figs, oatmeal, and brown rice, they all contain magnesium that will help you to get your hormonal acne under control.
We all hated broccoli as a child, but hopefully you enjoy it now. These are one of the best foods for you to eat, so if you still don’t like it, you might want to try and start. This green, mini bush looking vegetable is loaded with a ton of vitamins, virtually the whole vitamin alphabet! It has vitamin A, B, C, E, and K. As well as cleansing the skin, it helps to protect your immune system and boosts your metabolism to help you keep in shape.
We do realize that broccoli is not appealing to everyone. Try this cooking tip to make broccoli more enjoyable to eat: a great way to eat it, without tasting it, is in creamed broccoli soup with garlic and cheese. The garlic, cheese, and cream are able to mask the taste of all broccoli. You can also add some pepper as well. Hopefully you will be able to find something that helps you eat this amazing super food so that it can help you get the complexion you have always wanted!
Artichokes are full of beneficial antioxidants and vitamin C. It is also quite fibrous and helps to remove toxins from the body. Helping you get healthy skin!
Even though nuts are typically oily, this doesn’t mean that they are bad for your skin. There are a lot of cosmetic products that have zinc in them. Nuts naturally have zinc in them! They also have copper, selenium, magnesium, vitamin E, and potassium. Which are all things that will help aid in getting you healthy skin and keeping acne away. Basically, all nuts have these important vitamins and minerals in them, so no matter which is your favourite, you are getting these essential nutrients to help your skin. Nuts are also quite filling and can help with weight loss as well as feed your brain things it needs to function better.
You might not know this but garlic is a natural antibiotic, shocking, we know. Topical antibiotics, like creams or lotions, for acne treatments, can be substituted by garlic instead. We do want to point out that garlic is not as potent or powerful as prescription medication. However, it does contain allicin, which is very helpful for fighting inflammation, bacteria, and viruses. Adding it into your diet more when cold and flu season happen, along with your regular medication, will help your body stay healthier. Don’t even worry about the smell, especially if you have it in things with your dinner. Just remember that the typical garlic smell is able to last a long time, even after eating it. So, if you plan to eat a lot of garlic, and don’t want people to smell you, do it on a weekend that you don’t plan to see anyone. You can add it into all kinds of cooling, like soups, dips, meat, and guacamole!
How We Can Help
If you are struggling with acne, no matter how old you are, if it is genetic it can persist throughout your whole life, but eating these super foods can help you to reduce and prevent breakouts. We here at Beauty ‘N Fashion have all kinds of Beauty Tips you can try at home. Doing these simple and easy things can help make a big difference in your skin and help you get the glowing, flawless skin you have always wanted! Check out our website for more great blogs!
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