7 Fabulous Foods to Cure Acne ...

I’ve dealt with acne at different points in my life, and finally learned to turn to foods to cure acne, instead of messy, costly, and often ineffective creams and gels. During my teenage years, I had no idea how bad I was literally “feeding” my acne. I ate a good bit of sugar, refined bread and grains, processed foods and fast food. I suffered terrible acne that made me extremely self-conscious. As an adult, I became a little upset that I had never been told the answer to my problems was through my food choices, not another container of Clean and Clear or Proactive Solutions. I learned how my foods were controlling my hormones in my early 20s and I made drastic changes to clear up my face. I got rid of all sugars, dairy, processed foods, fruit juices, and refined carbs. I also learned what foods actually heal acne. Here are my top foods to cure acne, all used from experience and with success. If you suffer from acne, consider eating these foods and dumping the aforementioned ones. You’ll not only have great skin, but feel better, look better and be healthier.

1. Leafy Greens

These are my top beauty foods to cure acne, ladies. You don’t have to go overboard, but incorporate sweeter tasting greens like romaine and spinach wherever you can, which are more pleasant to the palate. Later you can adjust to the more heartier ones like kale, chard and collards. I started out slow using these in salads, folded into omelets and eaten with some fish at dinner. Later I progressed to making green smoothies, which is now my favorite way to get my greens. Why are greens a great beauty food? First of all, they’re a top source of Vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. Beta carotene is acne’s worst nightmare. It is a powerful antioxidant directly linked to curing acne and giving skin a natural glow. You may be interested to know that the acne prescription Accutane so many people have success with is actually a chemical version of Vitamin A. Why not save your money and save your face from those harsh chemicals by eating your Vitamin A from greens? In 1 cup, many have your entire supply of Vitamin A requirements. I recommend 2-3 cups daily if you’re new to eating greens and up to 5 cups daily if you already enjoy greens. Greens are also rich in Vitamin K, which enhances healthy blood flow, a key to creating healthy looking skin.