Ever hear the saying “You are what you eat?” Many foods can contribute to acne flare-ups. Aside from hormones and poor skincare routine many of the ingredients in your foods can surprisingly produce breakouts.
Here are four acne-fighting foods that can give you clearer skin this holiday season:
- Greens – foods that are rich in the antioxidant, Vitamin E, help skin to heal from acne damage and scarring. Try making a spinach salad topped with almonds and eggs, drizzled with olive oil.
- Carrots – foods that are rich in beta-carotene convert to Vitamin A in the body and enhance the benefit of selenium to the skin. Vitamin A is the derivative used in many anti-aging Retinol creams.
- Whole wheat – Skip the white stuff! White bread, mashed potatoes, white rice, anything made from sugar should be off limits this holiday. Try substituting it for buckwheat, which is known to help balance the acne inducing hormones.
- Sweet potatoes – another great side dish containing beta-carotene. Aim to consume at least a half-cup of yellow or red fruits and veggies to your daily diet. Trade out those starchy mashed potatoes for sweet potatoes, and skip the marshmallows.
Stick to these healthier alternatives during your Thanksgiving feast to keep your skin vibrant and healthy.