Acne and diet: Is there a co-relation?
Dr. Shweta U. Shah

Dr. Shweta U. Shah
21 June 2021

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Are you constantly tormented by a dread of looking into the mirror and seeing angry, red, stubborn pimples glaring at you? Desperately need a secret treatment? Change up your diet! The skin reflects your health; and making sure that your skin is nourished from the inside as well as the outside is the only solution.

In case you are prone to acne, it's usually a sign that your system is toxic; you’ve been having too much coffee or excessive amounts of alcohol, your diet is crammed with refined and processed foods and you have an upset GI tract. So, if what you eat shows up on your face, then what are the foods that you need to avoid and what are the best foods for your skin that will annihilate acne and leave it flawlessly gorgeous?

5 foods to fight acne!

Here are 5 go-to foods for a beautiful skin; integrate these into your grocery list to combat acne and to improve your complexion.

  1. Green tea: Green tea is packed with polyphenols – which are powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. Drinking one cup of green tea daily helps reduce inflammation of the skin, heals pimples quickly and flushes out noxious wastes from the body; thereby improving the texture of your skin appreciably. When used topically, green tea is the perfect skin toner to treat acne. It gets rid of pesky scars and keeps the skin supple. Put green tea bags in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and then place over your skin for a fantastic skin-care treatment.


  1. Tomato: Loaded with lycopene - an intimidating anti-oxidant, tomatoes are literally a magic pill for the skin. Research shows that those who consume 1 to 2 tomatoes everyday see a massive improvement in the texture of their skin. Tomatoes help clear up pimples and blemishes and give your skin a natural radiance.


  1. Carrot: The carrot is an excellent food for healthy skin, given that it is packed with beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A – which plays a pivotal part in skin care. Vitamin A reduces the skin's excess oil production, gets rid of acne and promises you a lovely skin. So, make sure that you incorporate plenty of carrots in to your weekly line-up of meals!


  1. Beans: Protein-packed beans do wonders for your skin! Along with a mega punch of skin-repairing protein, beans are also chockfull of zinc, which has tremendous healing properties that battle acne. So, beans are definitely worth adding to your diet to boost the health of your Tata Sampann Pulses are sourced from the best organic farms and are processed and packaged in a scientific and hygienic manner, providing you with the very finest beans.


  1. Almonds: Almonds are a wonderful source of vitamin E - a potent anti-oxidant which reduces damage caused by free radicals, gets rid of annoying pimples and blackheads, enhances the skin's elasticity, prevents sagging and leaves your skin looking youthful and plump. Jump-start your day with 12 to 15 almonds.


Why spend big money on serums, creams and lotions when all you need to keep your skin looking radiant is certain skin-happy foods? Lifestyle and genetics have a huge bearing on how your skin looks, but that does not mean that your pursuit of a stunning complexion is a lost cause. It is crucial for you to remember that while there are scores of cosmetics that call themselves ‘skin food’ - the answer to having a healthy complexion does not come in a bottle. A healthy skin starts from within. It depends on whether you are adhering to a diet for healthy skin and steering clear of foods that cause acne.

Nutrition is the key factor in the maintenance of healthy skin – incorporating loads of foods that give you adequate amounts of vitamins A, C, D, K and E, along with zinc and selenium, is exceedingly important.






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