BERRIES: Berries are a great source of nutrients, but it’s the darker ones that are fantastic for your skin especially if you are battling with acne. They are packed with acne-combating antioxidants and jam packed with fibre which aids in keeping hunger pains at bay while maintain insulin levels. PEPPERMINT: Swap that glass of wine for a cup of steaming hot peppermint tea, you will receive outstanding healing and calming results from just a cup a day. It doesn’t only reduce stress which usually leads to acne it also helps with any digestive issue you may have in addition to curing headaches and opening up your sinuses. NUTS: If you are suffering from zinc or selenium deficiencies nuts should be your number snack of choice. Specifically Brazilian nuts and pumpkin seeds, help supplement selenium. Selenium works to fight off infections by increasing white blood cell production. You can also get amazing skin benefits from walnuts which contain omega 3 and zinc, known to acne aggravating bacteria. KIWIS: The high level of Vitamin C found in kiwis tackles acne and ageing. These mini power house fruits boost collagen production and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Add a kiwi to your salad, smoothie or enjoy own its own. CARROTS: Growing up we knew carrots were great for our eyesight but that’s the only thing this sweet vegetable is good for. Carrots are high source of beta-carotene, which has been proven to brighten skin. Throw some carrot, ginger and apple for sweetness in a juicer and your skin will thank you. VITAMIN A: Which is found in dark leafy greens, red peppers and sweet potatoes among other foods will neutralise pimple causing infections. It’s primarily used to treat blemishes in its topical form but adding a substantial amount of it your eating routine will give you astonishing results. GREEN TEA: Drinking Green tea is one of the healthiest choices you can make for yourself. Endless research has been done on it and the health benefits are overwhelming to say the least. For now let’s just focus on what it can do for your skin, enjoying a few cups a day will help the skin flush out nasty toxins, heal scars and reduce blemishes and inflammation while improving elasticity in the overall skin of the body.
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