"Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances in a person's diet, acts upon the body and changes it in some way, and upon these changes the whole life depends, whether in health, in sickness or convalescent."
Hippocrates 2 000 years ago.
In order to help yourself to heal acne naturally you should be asking yourself the question, what should I be doing about this problem?
So... we are going to try and help you by showing what you should be eating and what you should be avoiding, and we will give you the reasons why they are either good or bad.
Research has shown that people suffering from acne tend to have a zinc deficiency.
Zinc promotes healing and is important for normal growth.
Zinc reserves can however be depleted by periods of rapid growth, which probably coincides with the onset of teenage pimples.
For decades Vitamin A has been dubbed the "skin vitamin."
This vitamin is also vital for good eyesight, so whilst caring for your skin you will also be looking after your eyesight.
The foods listed below contain Vitamin A which helps build a resistance to infection and promotes a healthy skin.
Although Vitamin A is important in the fight against pimples, don't take too much. Vitamin E can help regulate vitamin A levels and also helps in scar prevention which can be a result of a bad bout of acne.
With our rushed lifestyles (well not so much during lock-down I suppose) we sometimes don't find the time to eat properly and have to rely on supplements to get the necessary supplements into our systems, and below are listed 3 more vitamins with are very good for healthy skin.
Excessive iodine can irritate pores and cause pimples to flare up. Iodine is contained in salt so steer well clear of all salted snacks and fast foods.
Stay miles away from refined carbohydrates because they strip the fiber and healthy essential values from foodstuffs.
They also include unhealthy additives and preservatives, which should be avoided at all costs if you want to sustain a healthy skin.