Top 5 foods that help treat or reduce acne

Top 5 foods that help treat or reduce acne

Doménica Palacios

Have you ever had skin problems? Acne is often triggered by hormonal changes in the body, so it’s most common in teenagers going through puberty. Most of the time acne will slowly go away without treatment, but sometimes just when it starts to go away, more appears. Serious cases of acne may not usually be physically harmful, but they are associated with a higher risk of anxiety, depression, social phobias, and low self-esteem.

Today, Waku has prepared a list of our top 10 favorite foods that may help you deal with or even reduce acne while also maintaining your skin clean and healthy. 




1. Beetroot



This purple colored vegetable is rich in vitamin A, vitamin E and other vital minerals like potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, which are essential for your skin health. Beetroot is considered as a detoxifying agent that helps in eliminating harmful toxins from the body.




2. Salmon



This fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids. They lower inflammation in your body, and that may help keep acne away. They also help lower the amount of a protein your body makes, called IGF-1, that is linked to acne.




3. Nuts



People with acne often have low levels of antioxidants like vitamin E and selenium, which almonds, peanuts, and Brazil nuts have a lot of. These nutrients protect cells from damage and infections. There’s no clear proof that antioxidants will clear up acne, but they are good for your body in other ways.




4. Red Grapes



Red grapes are filled with antioxidants that help in fighting with free radicals and therefore, prevent skin damage. Antioxidants are also known to treat skin inflammation and thus, are beneficial to heal the redness and swelling around the acne.




5. Oranges 



Oranges are considered as the powerhouse of vitamin C which is another essential vitamin for preventing acne. Oranges have anti-inflammatory properties that help in healing the swelling and redness around the acne. They also keep your skin looking rejuvenated for a long time.






- Berries

Dark berries like blueberries and blackberries are known as the powerhouse of antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress and thus, help in keeping your skin youthful for a long time. Berries, in general, are known to have a lot of vitamins and minerals that help in boosting the overall metabolism of the body.

- Dark vegetables

Broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbage etc have an array of nutrients like folate, iron, calcium, magnesium, fiber, vitamins, which are essential for maintaining an overall nutrient balance in the body. A healthy body implies healthy skin, if you feed your body with a well-balanced diet, then your face will surely reflect a radiant glow.

- Prebiotics

A healthy gut is key to healthy skin. A clean gut will eventually ensure a clean face. Waku prebiotic herbal teas are full of flavor, freshness and deliciousness. They are vegan, caffeine free, GMO free and don't have any added sugar. Waku also contains 6 grams of prebiotic fiber which basically represents 25% of the daily fiber intake we should be consuming. Drinking a bottle of Waku with the heaviest meal of the day could help clean your skin from the inside out.






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