A lot of creams and topical solutions exist for the treatment and management of acne and pimples. These creams help you to have a pimple-free face while also helping your skin get a smooth complexion which would make you the envy of everyone you come across. However, there are foods which you can incorporate into your diet that can help you maintain a smooth complexion. The food we eat has an overall effect on the way we look.
If you intend to keep your face free from acne, you may want to try eating certain foods recommended by dietitians and nutritionist. The following are five types of food that will help your skin become blemish and acne free.
Certain fresh water fish such as Tuna and Salmons provide vitamin B7 (Biotin) which helps to produce essential fatty acids. Biotin also helps metabolize amino acids which are a common constituent of the skin. A shortage of this vitamin may starve your skin off oil which may make it scaly. Also, this may encourage the build up of sebum which clogs your hair pores and follicles resulting in pimples.
We are not talking about juice made from concentrates but about juice that you squeeze out yourself. Orange juice most especially provides Vitamin C and fluids that helps to keep you well hydrated. Vitamin C helps to form collagen which provides the protective skin structure of the body. The vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant which serve to protect the cells in your body and your skin from damage which may occur as a result of free radicals which may be in your body or the environment at large.
Sweet potatoes, carrots and vegetables are some foods that provide the body with a lot of water which helps to keep your skin well hydrated and prevents clogging of your pores. Eating fruits or coloured foods rich in vitamin A help to enhance skin appearance and colour which inadvertently makes you have a blemish free skin.
Eating processed food and lots of food made from white flour can increase swelling and formation of acne and pimples on your face. To have a blemish free skin, simply replace your processed food intake such as spaghetti and white rice with more complex carbohydrates such as beans and brown rice. These foods have a lower glucose levels and are generally better in having a cleaner and better complexion.
Almonds are fruits that we commonly call “fruit” in Nigeria. It is rich in vitamin E which is essential in maintaining a healthy and pimple-free skin. The fruits also help to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays of sunlight which may cause damage to your skin or initiate skin cancer.