20% of women suffer from acne in their 20’s to 30’s, often caused by anything from stress to hormone fluctuations and more.
Acne isn’t just something just teenagers get, clearly, it’s very common amongst adults too.
If you’re done with over the counter solutions and medication, you still have a number of other options to add to your every day routine:
A good skincare regime – one that is prescribed and targeted
Get plenty of exercise
Get out and suck in that fresh air!
Get to know your body and skin and implement a healthy diet plan.
Here are some foods that might just provide you with a clear, glowing complexion and skin that looks and feels great:
Dark Berries: Berries are packed with skin clearing antioxidants, but they’re packed with fibre too! A berry smoothie or adding them to your porridge in the morning will help with hunger cravings and regulate insulin production.
Peppermint: If you’ve been to Europe then you’ve experienced the deliciousness of hot water and fresh mint! This easy combination is known for its potent healing and calming properties. The warm drink will aid in digestion, relieve stress (stress is a common acne aggravator) and clear sinuses, but it’s so great for your skin too. Easy tip: swap out your coffee or other tea options for this fresh one!
Stress management techniques can be found here.
Nuts: Pumpkin seeds and Brazil nuts contain a minerals zinc and selenium. Deficiencies in these minerals have been linked to acne. Selenium helps increase the number of infection sighting white blood cells in the body and strengthen their fighting power, while vitamin E, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium and iron are all essential to skin health and function.
Tomatoes: Rich in vitamin C, it helps keep the skin firm and taught by aiding in collagen production. The red colour of the tomato aid in stimulating skin circulation.
Other natural ways of boosting collagen? Check them out here.
Foods to avoid? Check them out here and here.