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Home Remedies for Acne That Are Diet Based

Updated on October 20, 2010
Leafy greens are great for an acne diet
Leafy greens are great for an acne diet

Acne has long been considered a skin problem of adolescence, but now, 80% of adults experience the same issue on their faces. There are a number of factors that cause acne, like stress, liver and kidney overload, and nutritional deficiency However, these problems can be repaired with a specific regime for skin that is prone to acne.

Proper diet is a way to address the causes of the problems that lead to acne, instead of looking to treatments that are expensive. Through combining various types of foods to treat acne, the human body has the ability to attain a state of health and balance which will be evident as a blemish free and clear skin.

A diet for those who are acne prone should include vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant for skin tissue; the B-complex vitamins to regulate stress and blood circulation; vitamin C for inflammation and to help the immune system’s health; vitamin E for repair and healing. This means that the foods that are rich in vitamins and fiber such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts are excellent home remedies for acne. Zinc, found in large quantities in beans, soy and mushrooms, is also good for reducing acne.

Yogurt is not only ideal for people who are dieting but it contains good bacteria that helps you to digest food faster. In addition, it kills the bad bacteria that causes skin problems like acne, as well as strengthens your immune system.

Red and orange fruits will help keep skin healthy and prevent acne. Apples are great to fight against acne. They are excellent for the skin and contain a high percentage of minerals and vitamins. You must try to eat at least two per day to maintain normal health, but if you're on a diet to rid yourself of acne, eat at least 3-4 apples to actually increase its defense against acne. Organic apples are preferable, as they are free of pesticides and rich in pectin.

Avoid processed foods. Natural health practitioners, including herbalists and practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have all emphasized the fact that acne can be caused by toxins in your body that appear when there is an overabundance of undigested foods. Processed foods are difficult to digest and have little to no nutritional value. Eating them regularly can cause acne to appear throughout the skin. Home remedies for acne will help you control your problem with the inclusion of more whole foods, including raw vegetables, starches from whole grains and fruits. Avoid junk food and refined sugar and starch.

Drink ample amounts of water. The doctors have always said that a person must drink eight to ten glasses of water a day, many people just drink a fraction of that. Water acts as a natural wash in the body. Water helps regulate hormones by dilution, while acting as a natural cleanser to remove impurities from the body. Water also helps to process the foods consumed, washing out the impurities and helping you to avoid the formation of acne.

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