What can i eat to improve my #acne?
a 2014 study in the journal biomed research international found that lower serum zinc levels might be related to the severity and type of acne for some people. you can take zinc as a supplement or find it in foods like toasted wheat germ, whole grains, nuts and beans.
polyphenols in green tea have been shown to reduce sebum production and skin inflammation, even when applied topically to the skin.
curcumin is a potent polyphenol in turmeric and has been shown to reduce bacteria production that can lead to acne. studies have shown turmeric to be beneficial for skin health when used both topically and when eaten. you can add turmeric to soups, rice dishes, hot tea, smoothies or stir-fries.
4. vitamins a, d and e
vitamin a is found in carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkin, cantaloupe, apricots, and dark leafy greens. when exposed to sunlight, the skin makes vitamin d. you can also consume it in the form of a vitamin d3 supplement. vitamin e is abundant in peanuts, sunflower seeds, broccoli, and hazelnuts.
one particularly powerful antioxidant when it comes to acne is resveratrol which may have the ability to prevent the overgrowth of the propionibacterium acnes bacteria. resveratrol is abundant in blueberries, cranberries, red grapes, peanuts, pistachios, #redwine
and #darkchocolate. barberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich dried fruits available, and they have also been shown to be highly effective in acne treatment.